Friday, April 17, 2015

Week 34

What's Going on in There?
This baby is probably over 5 lbs.  I honestly can’t believe I am carrying a little 5 pound person around with me wherever I go! This week he is no longer see-through and his body has gained enough fat to regulate his own temperature.  His teeny tiny fingernails have reached the end of his fingers, which means they will be nice and sharp when he is born!

Maternity Clothes? 
Still sticking with 99% maternity dresses and maxi skirts.  This weekend I actually purchased a non-maternity maxi dress in an XL to wear to my baby shower!  I probably could have work a large, but they didn’t have one in the color dress I wanted.
29 pounds.   
Stretch Marks? 
Nothing new this week. Yay!

Still wiggling around like a little rockstar! This week he has started to stick his foot out the side of my belly quite often.  I would not say that it is very comfortable!  That being said, I’m glad it’s the side of my belly and not up into my ribs!   
Food Cravings? 
Still on the fruits and veggies kick.  I hovered over the platters at my shower last weekend and ate pretty much all of the cantaloupe, strawberries and carrots!
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Nope, other than one freak incident earlier this week.

What I Miss? 
Doing pretty good.  Missing sitting outside by the grill at this time of year with some yummy Redd’s Apple Ale.
Ugh, I did have an incident mid-week where I lost my entire breakfast. I have no clue what set it off, but I had just finished eating. All I could think of was what a waste of money!

Pretty uncomfortable these days. I feel like any activity, even going to hang out by the pool for 2 hours, is extremely exhausting. I can’t do very much at a time. I get out of breath doing simple things too. Oh and also? I can tell my stomach is definitely squished now.  I can’t eat nearly as much as I used to, it makes me feel really sick. I have itchy legs too, is that a preggo symptom?  Even if I am sitting in the bath, they feel itchy to me.
Labor Signs? 
Just Braxton hicks
Baby boy!

Belly Button In or Out?
Out loud and proud
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
On Thursday I wore a fake for the first time.  I could probably wear my rings still, and will continue to when I am around friends and family, but I figured if I am just at work I might as well be comfy!
Having a pretty rough time getting comfortable and falling asleep. I toss and turn for quite awhile, which really stinks.  Once I am asleep though I am fine.  It is hit or miss whether or not I’ll be able to easily fall asleep again after I wake up to pee. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can’t.
 What I'm Looking Forward To?

Real talk?  I am looking forward to meeting little Noah and being able to sleep and do activities comfortably again. This last month is really going to be rough, I can tell already.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Week 33

(Sorry....I'm a few days late on this!)

What's Going on in There?
This week little man is the size of a honeydew melon. My little honeydew. We actually had an ultrasound to check his measurements and he is officially 4 pounds and 10 ounces as of Tuesday. They couldn’t really tell us his length because everything was so squished, but he was right on track! Lots of developments for little man this week it seems like. He now keeps his eyes open when he is awake and closed when he sleeps.  Along with that, there is a lot less amniotic fluid surrounding him so he can sense light a lot more and is starting to figure out the difference between night and day! Also, his bones are hardening and his brain can now control his body temperature.

Maternity Clothes? 
All dresses!  I’ve had to try and wear some of my mom’s Rattlers shirts for C’s games and those aren’t maternity, but I definitely need a longer maternity tank underneath or my belly would show!
28 pounds…still.  Somehow.  I’m shocked I didn’t gain this week.  Yay!
Stretch Marks? 
My other butt cheek decided to join in on the fun.  I have one new stripe. 

So much.  It’s crazy to watch my belly move!   
Food Cravings? 
Still loving fruits and veggies.  I can’t get enough!
Anything Making you Queasy or Sick? 
Nothing at all. Yay!

What I Miss? 
Nothing much actually!
Just starting to get more uncomfortable.  I feel like simple things really wears me out now, which is tough to get used to.  
Labor Signs? 
Just Braxton hicks, but they’ve calmed down since last week thankfully.
All blue over here!

Belly Button In or Out?
It couldn’t be more out.
Wedding Rings On or Off? 
Well I officially purchased a fake ring this weekend, but I haven’t worn it yet.  I’m going to keep with my rings as much as I can because I just love them too much!
Thankfully I am still getting some, but it’s definitely becoming more and more difficult to get comfortable and fall asleep.

What I'm Looking Forward To?
My baby shower is the weekend!  I can’t believe it’s that time already!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Arena Footballl....How'd He Get There?

Ok so now that you know a little about Arena Football, I thought I’d talk a little more about C and his involvement.

C did play in the NFL after college, for several teams. He played with the St. Louis Rams, the Detroit Lions, and New Orleans Saints, but nothing really stuck. After deciding that he wasn’t getting enough playing time (due to the politics of everything behind the scenes) he left the league and decided to pursue other things.

In 2008 the Tampa Bay Storm (an Arena Football team) called him up and asked him to play. After googling the rules, he decided to give it a try. He played that year and really enjoyed it, but internal issues caused the entire league to shut down in 2009. Thankfully, that only lasted a season and C played in Tampa for the 2010 and 2011 season. In 2011 he was the Defensive Lineman of the year!

After the 2011 season C was treated unfairly in Tampa and demanded a trade. Since he was such a valued player, he was able to list his top three teams and demand to play at one of them. On February 7th, 2012 (my birthday!) he was traded from Tampa to a team not listed in his top three. He refused to play there, so they traded him to Arizona, which was on the list. He was traded from the second team on February 9th, 2012 (my mom’s birthday!). Now there is actually a rule in the league nicknamed after him, saying you can't be traded to a team and then traded again right away. So funny.
I still love that he made his way to Arizona on both mine and my mother’s birthdays. Happy birthday to us!

He made it to Arizona on February 24th and I met him 4 days later on February 28th! I snatched that one up right away :)

Anywho, back to football.

As I said before, C is a defensive lineman, which means he’s a big dude. As you can tell from the many pictures I post, he towers over me. I am about 5’7 and he is 6’4! I love it. I always said I wanted to be with a tall guy so I could wear heels. Turns out I am really not a fan of heels since I wear them all day at work. I don't wear them around him very often!

There are 4 other guys on the team that play the same position (well roughly – there are minor variations) and 4 of the 5 guys are out on the field at a time. That means there is one “backup.” C has been a starting Defensive Lineman all of his seasons with the Rattlers. Even with C’s arm being in a "club" two seasons ago, they still had him play entire games. I think that says a lot. The guy with one arm/hand is better than the backup! Now as the seasons go on, the coaches really look to him for his opinion on the other guys.

Last season C made the 2nd Team All-Arena (meaning they put together a "team" of the best guys in the whole league and he made that team) as well as the Defensive Player of the Game for the Arena Bowl.  Even though he is pretty far up there in age at 34 (in football years) he is still kicking butt! This may be his last season, so I am going to enjoy it the best I can!

So there you have it, all about C, his involvement in the league and how he got there! Next time I will talk about the juicy stuff like crazy fans and football bimbos :)

Is there anything else you would like to know?!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Boxy Charm Review - March

Boxy Charm time!

This box is $21.00 a month with free shipping and is a “beauty box subscription that surprises you each month with the best beauty products from popular and chic brands. Each box contains full size and luxury size beauty samples from preferred well-known brands.” They aim to cover a whole look from makeup to nails, which I really like. 

After cutting back on my beauty boxes to save money for the impending new addition to our family, I am still happy I kept this one!

The theme this month is “Lucky Charm” which is fitting for the month, though I wouldn’t say it really matches many of the items!

Here is the March Boxy Charm!  

           1)      Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening & Strengthening Mousse – 2 oz. (TRAVEL SIZE)
            I haven’t tested this out yet, so I’m not sure how well it works. I can say I am excited to try it 
            though.  I like testing out hair products, although I rarely actually buy them.  I have thin hair, 
            so it will be nice to see if this actually makes mine thicker! Boxy Charms claim of this being 
            worth $11 is a bit high by my calculations…but I’ll go with it.
Full Size: $23.00 for 6.3 oz. My Value: $11.00

           2)      OFRA Eyeliner in “Black” – .04 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Well since I am now starting to love actual pencil eyeliners (gasp!) I am excited to try this one.  So far, I have only found two brands that actually work for me, so I don’t have high hopes for this.  It seems a little tougher than I like.  I like the “liquid like” pencils.  That being said, I am so glad they finally sent one in the color black! It’s the only color I’ll use.
Full Size: $13.00 My Value: $13.00

3)   LVX Nail Polish in “Deco” – .5 oz.  (FULL SIZE)
I rarely paint my nails, but I actually like this color!  I decided to paint them earlier in the week and then took it off two days later due to an event I was going to. I will definitely use this again though.  It is supposed to have a “gel look” which it kind of did, it seemed thicker looking that other polishes I’ve used.
Full Size: $16.00 My Value: $16.00

4)   tarte Lip Surgence Lip Tint in “Charmed” – .10 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Yet another pink lip crayon.  Womp womp. I wish I got these things in colors other than bright pink and red!  ßI wrote that sentence on the last Boxy Charm review. I didn’t even change it.  How lame. Disappointed in you Boxy Charm!
Full Size: $24.00 My Value: $24.00

5)   Previse Nutrify Skin Type 1-6 Universal Tonic – 2 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Though this has a super awesome sounding value, I just don’t quite get what it is. The description says it “hydrates skin and speeds healing while fighting free radicals and surface irritants.” Sounds like mumbo jumbo to me.  The directions are quite intense too.  I’m not sure if I will ever use this, let alone purchase it again.
Full Size: $48.00 My Value: $48.00

Final Cost: $21.00
Final Value: $112.00

As always, this box has such a great value.  Obviously, the weird “tonic” bumps it up pretty high, but even without that I think I am still getting some items I will definitely use.

What are your thoughts?

If you’d like to get Boxy Charm, you can sign up here!

(Also, I’m not a review only blog….I just like sharing these fun things! I have not been compensated for this review.)

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