Tuesday, January 27, 2015

22 Week Pregnancy Update PLUS Giveaway!

I feel like I JUST updated, but I guess it has been two weeks already! Between Dayton's zillion doctor and therapy appointments, I feel like time is literally cruising right by. Before we know it this little guy will be here! Saying that aloud literally scares the shit out of me!

I'm doing a giveaway (first time for everything), so please bear with me! Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post!

"If I hold the phone right here it'll hide my double chin."......my inner thoughts....

How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Weight Gain/Loss: Up 8ish pounds.....feels more like 50!
Fruit of the Week: Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash!
Maternity "Fashion" Fav: Hand-me-downs! I recently had a friend give me an entire pile of maternity shirts! It felt like Christmas! Nearly every day I've gone to the "new" section of my closet to pick out something to wear. There is just something about putting on new/new to you clothes that makes you happy! I highly suggest when you are done with your maternity clothes either loaning them or giving them to a friend that is expecting! It's always nice to pay it forward!
Baby Buys: I haven't bought anything....trust me, it isn't for lack of desire! I've been shopping for a new Tula ring sling, which makes me want to get a carrier to match it. And if I get a carrier to match it then I need accessories.....It is sort of like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, except I'm too indecisive and the thought of spending that much money at once makes me sick!
Fatigue: Nope! I feel like I've drank a Red Bull even though I've only had a cup of coffee!
Sleep: Back to up at least once to pee at night...probably is here to stay!
Dreams: Batshit crazy dreams! Funniest one so far was one that involved a good friend of mine who in real life is not pregnant, but she was in my dream! And she wanted to have her home birth at my house. Not a clue as to why, but when I woke up and told my husband about this and how freaked out I was his response was simply, "Just put a towel down, right?" My friend got a pretty good laugh when I texted her that morning and told her about it.
Movement: When I sit still or lay down I can feel him in my sides and at the top of my stomach. I've seen my stomach move a lot, I just don't really feel it.
Hair: Considering waxing myself from head to toe......
Cravings: Peanut butter, chocolate, banana homemade smoothie! It's a daily thing, and I like to think that it is mostly healthy! If you are interested it is 1 banana, 1 cup milk, 1 cup ice, a spoonful of peanut butter and then a drizzle of chocolate syrup all blended together!
Shit that Sucks: With all my energy lately, I've been getting a lot done around the house. I would say nesting is in full swing. BUT once I've used up that energy reserve, I'm done for the whole freaking day! I SHOULD pace myself, but that seems to not happen very often.
Sausage Fingers: Still swollen, probably forever!
Struggles: I really have a hatred for my double chin and I'm trying to embrace it.....but it's difficult! Skinny faced pregnant people....I fucking hate you! Ok, well not YOU, but your face!
Successes: My house is SO clean! I'm soaking it in for all it is worth because I know that once the baby gets here, it will be disgusting till who knows when!
Mood Swings: Crying over every new word Layne says, check! Crying when Dayton smeared shit in his hair, check! Crying when the hubs said I was sexy, check! As you can tell....everything makes me cry!
Milestones: We have a name! Not sure if I will reveal it out not....time will tell!
Funny: It depends on what side you are on as to the level of funny, but anyways! My husband wanted to get into the hot tub last night, so he turned it down to below body temperature so that I could go in with him. I was getting ready, and realized that swimwear isn't currently my thing. My one-piece from post-Layne was too tight on my stomach, my maternity swimsuit from Layne's pregnancy was too small in the boobs, and that left me with just one other option. My bikini from PRE-Layne.....let's just say that this rockin' bod isn't going out in public (or daylight) in a bikini anytime soon. My LOVING husband laughed and said that the top and bottoms didn't match and that I would fit right in at the local Wal-Mart.....asshole! He was joking, but it still made me want to punch him in the face!
Inside the Hormonal Brain: Panic has pretty much set in. I feel like I have SO much to do before the baby gets here. The nursery needs done, freezer food prep, stock up on diapers, arrange everything for the boys for when the baby arrives, and the list goes on! I keep telling myself there is time, but this downhill slide into delivery seems to be getting faster and faster!

I see people do these bare belly/pretty much naked belly pictures all the time.....so I took the plunge! This honestly took a lot of balls for me to do this! Trying very hard to embrace the swollen watermelon look! And before people ask, no that isn't a bug on my stomach, it's a tattoo I got at 15 (I was an idiot), and yes there is sun in Iowa, my stomach just never sees it!
GIVEAWAY TIME! Ok so I'm going to be drawing a name to send out a Starbucks gift card to as a little thank you for taking the time to read my blog! There are 2 ways to enter.

  1. Browse through my posts and pick one that you either love the most or relate too the best. Some of my readers are fairly new, so check the archives! Then share the post on the social media platform of your choice using #myunfilteredchaos with why you enjoy the post/blog.  
  2. Subscribe by e-mail! If you already have, then you are already entered!
If you do both options you will have 2 chances to win! All entries must be done by midnight tomorrow (January 28, 2015). Everybody loves something free! 

1 comment:

  1. Could of gone without seeing the bare belly shots! It looks like mine and I am NOT 22 weeks pregnant! UGH!