unexpected costs of pregnancy

You know those books you can buy about pregnancy? The "what to expect when you're expecting" junk? Well, those books never go into the good details. They don't tell you what to REALLY expect. For example, there are costs of pregnancy they don't tell you about. That's why I'm here. To give you the Top 10 Unexpected Costs of Pregnancy. Buckle your seat belts kids, these are good.

10. Ice Cream - Really? Does this one need an explanation?

9. Toothpaste - Most normal women throw up a lot. You will at least have clean teeth, because after all that puking, you brush about 70 times a day.

8. Tums - Oh, the tums. I bought the massive box of like 600 and it's lasted about a month. Between heartburn and stomach aches, those things are lifesavers.

7. Water Bill - Long showers are one of the only things that relax and calm my body. I could stand there for hours (if hubby would let me). Oh, and don't get me started on how often you have to flush the toilet!

6. Oreos - In one sitting I can eat almost an entire package. And they really do make you feel better.

5. Fast food  - Seriously? The cravings. You will make dinner, and plan to eat healthy and it just look nasty. Off to Taco Bell is it for the biggest, most disgusting fake meat burrito of all time.

4. Sunglasses - Along with your lose everything. You misplace everything. You forget where everything is. And, then you sit on them because you can't see down "there".

3. Fans - I have 3 on me at night. THREE. And I still sweat every night.

2. Fingernail Clippers - Prenatal vitamins make your hair and nails crazy strong. I am proud to say I actually snapped a pair of fingernail clippers in half because my nails are so stinking strong. Impressive, eh?

1. Toilet Paper - You pee A LOT. A whole, whole lot. In the last trimester, I find myself changing to a new role every few days. That's just a stupid amount of toilet paper.

 Good luck & have fun! Growing a baby is the BEST!

What were some unexpected costs for you?

the sunday bump

WE ARE HAVING A BABY THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a teeeeeeeeeeeny bit excited. It's going to be pretty incredible. I'm basically annoyed with being pregnant, and if this baby drops anymore...she's going to just fall right out.

The second half of this pregnancy has been much better than when I was pregnant with big sister. The first half, WAY worse. I do not enjoy being pregnant, but it hasn't been completely unbearable. We have talked about this being the last of our own (we are adopting), but as I near the end of this it makes me a little sad that I might not have the joy of growing another life. I am so blessed to be able to carry children, no matter how difficult it may be. I count those blessings every day when I look at my {really large} pregnant belly and into the eyes of my gorgeous little girl. So no decisions being made just yet :)

Enjoy my last belly least for a REALLY long time! Because in 5 short days, this baby is going to be in my arms!


the sunday bump

Can you believe we are this close? Because I can't. 12 days until we meet our sweet little girl. This baby has majorly dropped and WHOA it's uncomfortable! I'm thrilled to be delivering her early. This is weird, but I actually carried Jessi 22 days longer than I will little sister. Yes, so I'm quite happy to not have to do that again.

I still have quite a bit to do before the baby, so my to do list will keep me busy over the next week and 6 days. Lots of tiny clothes to wash, bags to pack, things to prepare. It's gonna fly by and before I know it they will be cutting me open and yanking a darling little person out of me.

Happy Full Term!

the sunday bump

2 Weeks, 5 Days remaining. Did you hear me??? That's 19 days!!!!!!!! We spent a wonderful week on the lake this week with family & friends. Such a great time for mama to "rest". I would have rested if I could have slept. This stage of pregnancy is so tough and uncomfortable!

Wednesday, 2.0 decided to drop and I started having contractions. I had contractions pretty early with Jessi Girl too, but she didn't drop until much later. So, basically I'm really loving being pregnant and super comfortable. Right? Right.

the sunday bump


Week – 35

Time remaining  – 3 weeks, 5 days

C-section date – September 2, 2011

Weight gained – 20 pounds

Baby’s heartrate this week – 127

Gender – Still a girl…as far as we know!

Baby’s Name – You'll find out in 3 weeks & 5 days!

Recent Cravings – Oreos, Crackers, Snocones, food in general.

We are leaving today to spend a week at the lake!!!! Excited to relax and hang with the fam! Buh bye!