Monthly Archives: April 2014

26 Weeks!

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How far along: 26 weeks
Gender: still keeping it a mystery. The husband and I decided to wait until baby PJ made his/her appearance!
Weight gain: 12 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity clothes such as shorts and the uber comfy black yoga/stretch pants and starting to stretch out some of my favorite tees. Received some new items today from Old Navy in a bigger size in case i keep growing…and growing…
Stretch marks: No, whew. Love the smell of the Palmers Cocoa butter oil.
Belly button in or out: In! Although it just seems to be stretching out. Weird.
Sleep: It takes me forever to fall asleep no matter how tired I am. Although naps are quite lovely in the afternoon! With the impending move of my father from Phoenix to Dothan to Puerto Rico my mind keeps racing. Plus not being in my own house or in my own bed is hard to get used to.
Best moment this week: Getting into double digits until the baby is due! Can’t believe how fast this is going!
Miss anything: Being in the Valley of the Sun I am missing me some SANGRIA!
Movement: Oh my has PJ been moving! Mostly at night and I’m even starting to feel kicks and punches on both sides of my belly! LOVING it!
Cravings: Fruit! I just can’t seem to get enough of sweet strawberries and crisp apples! And BBQ potato chips. In that order!
Queasy or sick: Feeling pretty grey other than getting wicked acid reflux daily.
Looking forward to: Hitting my third trimester shortly!

And 3 (hour) is a charm…

Hello everyone! I know it has been forever since I’ve updated the blog and I can blame it on life, being busy with the job, or any number of things but it all boils down to sheer exhaustion and no motivation. Plain and simple.
And this would be pretty much ok with me but there’s a reason why I’ve been laying low when in fact I should be documenting all that I can: I’m pregnant! Yep! The husband and I are expecting our first child in July! I think my previous fertility-challenged rant I posted way back when may have had something to do with it (or maybe the next step in our fertility treatments were going to be daily shots and my body decided ‘oh no! Let’s hurry it up and get pregnant!!’) So there you have it: as any soon-to-be-mom knows, this whole growing a baby thing is exhausting!

I am 26 weeks tomorrow and I find myself sitting in a Labcorp in Avondale, Arizona undergoing my 3-hr glucose test. Seems I failed my 1-hr test – WHAT!?! – so I now have to do the 3 hour. And while I am not a great fan of needles (I am having to have my blood drawn 4 times every hour) I think the worst part of this morning is that I am STARVING! I seriously think I dreamt of food all night knowing I wouldn’t be able to eat a thing until this test was done. Needless to say, it’s now 11.08, my last draw is at 11.50 and I’m having my father meet me at the clinic with chick-fil-a in hand. And I just had a hunger growl rumble from tummy.

So just sitting here I figure what better way to pass the time than to update my very outdated blog!

While you might think being preggo is probably the biggest news I’d have to share, alas- it is not! If you picked up on it, I’m in Arizona at the moment (and not my little hometown of Dothan, Alabama). Some other news we received a few months ago was that my amazing husband was offered a pilots position with Customs and Border Protection in…wait for it…PUERTO RICO! Oh yea babe! So between finding out we’re expecting we’ve also been trying to figure out how and when we’d be relocating. And the other awesome part of everything happening is that my father will be moving to PR with us!! So right now I’m jn Phoenix helping get his house in order, packed up, and sold!

So this is just a brief look at what is happening at the Kaffenberger/Vizuete abode. I will be updating the site on an almost daily basis (as my husband is away at FLETC, agent training, in Georgia for the next 3 months) so he’ll be able to see what I’ll be up to during this time of transition as well as seeing our little sprout grow with weekly belly shots and also sharing this amazing time with you wonderful people!

Stay tuned for our next adventure and see all the wonderful things that are hopefully in store for us!!

…t-minus 25 minutes until chick-fil-a time!

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