33/34 Week Update!

Hooray for getting to 33 — two days until 34 — weeks!

Boo to the aches and pains that my body has been experiencing as of late.

My lower back, particularly on the right side, has been achy for the past two months. It feels like I just need one GOOD stretch to make it pop and alleviate the pain but I just can’t get into a good enough position to make that happen. The hubs has tried over and over to massage the pain away for me — also to no avail.

Aside from the lower back pain, I’m still having hiccups and indigestion ALL THE TIME. I eat slowly, I make sure to chew my food to the smallest morsels possible, I don’t lie down right after I eat and none of it matters. And to make matters worse, it’s not like I get indigestion right after I eat – which would make perfect sense – I get it just as I’m getting ready to go to bed!Β  Three to four hours after my last meal! LOL.

The only thing that I’m kind of bummed about is that the twins are still lying transverse in my belly… literally like in this picture that I found online…

Transverse

… as they have been for the last few ultrasound appointments so it’s looking like I get to have another C-section if baby A doesn’t do me a solid and turn head down so I can give birth “naturally.” But at least with a C-section they’ll be coming out at exactly 38 weeks, which is November 3rd and I’m very much looking forward to telling my doctor to pencil me in for that date!

I’m at the point in my pregnancy where I get to have ultrasounds every week (yay on the picture overload!) so they can keep checking their amniotic fluid levels, growth, etc. and I’m fairly certain that after my OB appointment coming up next week, I’ll probably be on the schedule to start seeing them every week as well.

We’re almost at the finish line!!

30 Weeks Down…

30 Weeks
Me @ 30 weeks w/twins! Fun times w/my daughters’ and sister!

This weekend I got to hang out with the fam for some “family fun time” at a cookout that was hosted by my Pops barbershop. The weather was PERFECT in my area despite all of the crazy hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wild fires happening every where else in the world!

 

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“Life…in a Flash”

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This summer has literally been going by in such a blur! I can’t believe it’s almost back to school time already (yippee!!!). The most exciting thing that’s happened this summer so far…aside from me being completely Zofran free after 5 1/2 months (yippee again!!!) is that we’ve added a new addition to our family – a Norwegian Elkhound that we’ve named Nala!

While Nala and Mila have QUICKLY become the best of friends, I’ve found that my patience for a barking puppy at 6am mixed with the smell of a hot or wet dog after coming in from outside is getting thinner and thinner and my nagging has become ever increasing.

Pray for my sanity…and my dear husband!

 

“Workplace Chronicles”

I work for a design firm that manufactures golf and tennis apparel.

Great place to work, excellent people to work with.

HOWEVER…

Our office is 98% women.

And with that being said… in “I can’t make this stuff up!” – Work Place Edition…

I’ve got a co-worker in her mid-late thirties, OBSESSED with another co-worker, who just turned 60, because the latter co-worker is OBSESSED with wearing the same type of outfit or same colors, on the same day, of the following week (if you can keep up) that the former co-worker has worn.

For example, if co-worker A wears white pants and a blue top on Monday — co-worker B will wear white pants and a blue top the following Monday.

Now I have to say that all of this is “alleged” as I’ve only been shown two pieces of “evidence” that suggests that co-worker B is actually doing this but I just find it utterly hilarious that co-worker A believes so strongly that this is occurring intentionally, that she’s been documenting what she wears since February of this year to prove her case!

I don’t know the whole background between these two ladies from when they worked in the same department but could this actually be some sort of passive aggressive form of bullying? Or could there be a simpler explanation?

I’ll definitely keep you updated on this strange case that I’ve affectionately named “Imitation is NOT always a form of flattery!

What’s the craziest/weirdest/oddest thing that’s happened in your workplace?

Chicken & Dumplings

Pregnancy cravings have taken over my life!

Or should I say, I’ve happily allowed my pregnancy cravings to take over my life…LOL. The latest and greatest craving that I had was for some homemade chicken and dumplings. I can’t even remember the last time that I had some but I do remember that my aunt made it, I was probably about 9 or 10 years old, and it was the best damn chicken and dumplings EVER!

It would’ve been easy enough to call up my aunt and get the recipe from her but I decided to do my due diligence and dig around on Pinterest to see what kind of recipes that I could find on there. Low and behold I came across a picture of some and instantly knew the recipe would be a hit.Β Even my husband loved it and he’s very particular about trying new things when it comes to his food and had NO clue as to what dumplings are…LOL. Continue reading “Chicken & Dumplings”

Prego Life…

A few weeks ago Cece, being the awesome big sister that she is, brought home a box of Oreo ice cream bars as a treat for her and her little sisters. Now usually you mention Oreo anything to me and I’m ALL FOR IT, but when she’d asked me had I wanted one, I’d respectfully declined as I didn’t quite have a taste for anything sweet that night.

Or so I thought.

Fast forward to Mimi walking around the house with hers, taking small bites here and there and then finally deciding that something else had peaked her interest and she no longer wanted her ice cream.

Mimi: “Here mommy, hold this.”

Me: “If you don’t want it just give it to daddy, he’ll eat it.”

Mimi: “Here daddy…”

Hubs: “No thank you baby, I don’t want it.”

Mimi: *looks back at me* “Daddy no want it.”

Me: “Okay Pooks, give it here.”

Mimi: *proceeds to run off to her sisters’ room*

Hubs: “You’re gonna eat that?”

Me: “No, I don’t even want it. Have you tasted it?”

Hubs: “Nope. Not interested.”

Me: *takes a small bite* “It tastes quite interesting to say the least…” *takes another small bite*

Five minutes later…

Me: *looks over to my husband shamefully with empty Popsicle stick in hand* “Now see, this is exactly why you don’t ask me to hold any food!!”

Simultaneous laughter.

Hubs: “That ice cream didn’t stand a chance.”