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Trip to Walt Disney World – 6 Months Pregnant!

11 Sep

Where to begin… WHEW! A lot has gone on and also not so much, ya know?

Let’s start with my trip to Walt Disney World in Florida!

August 6th-13th my parents and I went to Disney World! Being 6 months pregnant I was a little worried about how I would deal with all the walking around and the heat, keeping a surprise for my Dad a secret, all during the beginning of hurricane season. I did excellent in all categories! I’ll start off by saying it was super hot and humid and drizzled at the most, so the start of hurricane season didn’t ruin our trip. We left early in the morning to catch a plane in Chicago, actually slept the whole plane ride. I was shocked. I remember waking up a few times to look out the window  then falling back asleep, then waking up to hear the pilot announce we’d be landing shortly, awesome! I am completely weirded out by going to the bathroom on a plane and being pregnant and having to go always made me nervous. I made sure to use the restroom before boarding, I drank/ate very little and didn’t have to use it on the plane. Whew! I did however wear compression pantyhose. Most uncomfortable things ever! Well, all pantyhose are annoying anyways, but for my safety I wore a pair. They are suppose to keep circulation in your legs and prevent blood clots. As soon as we landed in Orlando I went into the bathroom and took those suckers off! We arrived in the early afternoon, got our rental car and went straight to Downtown Disney. We ate lunch at the Rainforest Cafe and went through the shops. Later we checked into out hotel (All-Star Movies) and relaxed for the night.

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I also took a ton of pictures on my phone with my little “Its A Boy!” Mickey Vinylmation all over the parks. I’ll probably make a separate post for all the pictures, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll write a post later about how I survived the week in Florida because as of now all I can tell you is I stayed hydrated, stretched my legs, rested when I needed to, had snacks and had awesome food! It was super hot, 90 degrees every day and humid. The only swelling I had the whole trip was in my hands? My fingers were slightly swollen maybe the last 2-3 days of the trip. Not sure why since I walked everywhere but I won’t complain!

So about 2 weeks before our trip I was talking to my big brother about our trip via text. We asked when we were going and was like “I wonder if I have enough points to buy a ticket and maybe meet you guys out there for a few days…” I told him that would be excellent and that he should just show up and we DON’T tell my Dad. We talked to our Mom about it and we were instantly excited. My brother then a few moments later text back that he bought a ticket, awesome! There were a few times my Mom said she almost blew the surprise, but kept her cool. About a week or two later my big brother came to town to see my new house and we went to our parents house to surprise them, also my little brother was in town visiting as well. We hung out there for a few hours, Dad had the day off so we all got to visit and hang out, we all did such a good job at not blowing the surprise. My brother even threw in a “Man I wish I were going with you guys! Have fun on your trip!” etc. and my Dad had no idea. My brothers moved my old dresser from my parents house into my new house before they left for their homes. Big bro and I were talking to our little bro about how we wish he would fly and meet us too, double surprise Dad. He has never had any desire to fly, freaks him out I guess. Out of nowhere he was like, “I’d fly to Disney World to surprise Dad…” we were shocked! We barely had to talk  him into it. As little bro was telling Mom, they almost blew it because my Dad walks by to ask what they are talking about and they say nothing. (<– Remember this)

So the first few days the parents and I went to 3 parks, Monday – Magic Kingdom, Tuesday – Animal Kingdom in the morning, Hollywood Studios in the afternoon. I rode a bunch of rides (minus roller coasters of course) at MK, couldn’t do anything at Animal Kingdom except It’s Tough To Be A Bug (everything ride wise was too rough, obviously not recommended for a pregnant lady), and I could only do The Great Movie Ride at HS, Muppet*Vision was closed (BOOO!) and the Toy Story Mania line was too long! So on the third day I decided we were going to take an off day, go out to Downtown Disney to eat and shop or swim at the pool, which my Dad was cool with. Today was the day both my brothers were going to arrive and Dad had no idea! So we slept in that Friday morning, Mom and I took our time getting ready, I even faked sick to keep us in the hotel room longer. In the morning my little brother sent me texts about him boarding his plane and asking me to get him on the Disney Bus to the hotel since he didn’t do it himself and when he did he was on hold for over an hour… typical. While my Dad showered we hurriedly called and got him on a Disney Bus before he was finished, we barely got it done! While I fake sick my brother texts Mom to let her know he is at the hotel, checked in and in his room. My Dad starts snacking on some of my chocolate covered pretzels and we are like “oh crap…” because he was waiting on us to go out to eat. Then there is a knock on our door, my Dad opens it and there is my little brother! My Dads expression was priceless he even got teary eyed. He said it was the best surprise ever! He said when he walked into my Mom and brothers conversation, he thought thats what they were talking about. He thought my brother was going to drive down and be at the hotel when we checked in. When he wasn’t there, he was disappointed and forgot all about it. Success! We then went to lunch at T-Rex, then to Shades of Green military hotel to buy him a park ticket. We sent my Dad to their gift shop to buy some baby booties I had seen there but couldn’t find anywhere else. Convenient right? Thanks Disney! While my Mom and I bought 2 parks tickets, one for little bro and one for big bro who hadn’t arrived yet.

So we end up going to the Magic Kingdom that evening to hang out. We rode some rides and eventually stopped in Liberty Square in front of the Hall of Presidents and the Liberty Bell for a snack. All the while I am getting texts from big brother about his whereabouts and when he finally gets to the Contemporary Resort by Disney Bus, he walked to the Magic Kingdom, put his things in a locker and set off to find us. Again, I had to prolong out snacking because I was “tired” and wanted to sit a while longer. Then after a bit of waiting I see big bro walk by the Hall of Presidents as my Dad and little bro were looking at the Liberty Bell. He walks behind Dad and little bro then says “Excuse me can you move so I can take a picture of the bell…” and my Dad turns around to look at this rude guy and see big bro, he takes a second and realizes its him! Again Dad got all teary eyed, hugged him. Mom and I were once again “WOOO!” so excited we surprised Dad! He certainly wasn’t expecting both of his boys to show up and surprise him. Dad couldn’t be happier all of his kids were back in Disney with him again, we haven’t gone all 5 of us together in years!  It was the best surprise, and our last. We promised that was the last one, he even asked if he was going to be surprised again by my HUSBO and Aunt showing up the next day, haha. We spent the rest of the evening at Magic Kingdom riding rides, we got to see the fireworks from a different part of the park, caught the end of the Electrical Light Parade and enjoyed each others company.

The next day (Saturday) we all went to Hollywood Studios in the morning so my brothers could do the two rollercoasters there, then headed to Epcot for the rest of the day. My brothers got to have a few drinks around the world, I got snacks from different parts of the world, and we just had fun. Later that evening I was going to go swimming with my big bro at the hotel pool, I took too long (thanks pregnant bowel movements! sorry TMI!) and he was already on hi way back when I left my room. I ended up going by myself, I mean I had bought a new maternity top for my bathing suit and swimming would’ve helped relax my muscles. Of course all the ladders at the pool were surrounded by children so I sat at the edge of the pool and lowered myself in. I floated around for awhile then was ready to get out. Now I am unsure if this family didn’t speak english or if they were just rude… but when I was ready to get out, knowing I couldn’t pull myself out of the side I made my way to a ladder. I said excuse me quite a few times. There was a Dad and 3 kids, playing and hanging on the ladder, would not move. I am really hoping they just didn’t understand me because that sucks if they were rude. The Dad just looked at me, didn’t make his kids move, even continued swimming, so I struggled and pulled myself out of the side of the pull. Major ligament pains ensued afterwards… My lower belly hurt all night and a day or two after that. Sunday we ended up going back to the Magic Kingdom, my brothers were leaving that afternoon so we spent the day there until we took them back to the hotel to catch their bus to the airport. Monday my parents and I went to the Magic Kingdom again and in the late afternoon we went back to Epcot (via monorail from the MK, we haven’t done that in years!) and we left Tuesday afternoon after another morning at Downtown Disney.

It was definitely the best trip ever! My Dad even told me “What a great surprise! But this trip was suppose to be about you and YOUR baby! Not me and MY babies!” Haha, this was a well deserved surprise, I hope he knows that! Well I suppose this was a long enough post! I’ll leave you with a few pictures and I will make another post soon, thanks for reading if you got this far! I know this post was mostly about surprising my Dad but it was honestly the best part of the trip! Being with my family after not being able to all go together at the same time in years! This was the best “babymoon” trip I could’ve ever planned, too bad HUSBO couldn’t make it! Here are a few pictures of me with characters. I bought a 2013 autograph book, which I had the main group autograph. This will be at my baby shower for all my guests to autograph for my son as well! I wanted his future Disney friends to be the first to sign!

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Enjoy!

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It’s A Boy!

22 Jul

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WOOO! We are having a BABY BOY! As you can guess my HUSBO is a very excited guy! We found out Thursday the 18th one day before 20 weeks, half way done! The ultrasound tech said he was very cooperative, she saw everything she needed to see.  Then she said “It’s definitely a boy!” and HUSBO whispered quite loudly “YES!” then as she continued she said “and what a boy!” lol geeze…  He was also very very VERY active! He was kicking, waving his arms, and being wild! She asked if I felt any of it and I couldn’t which was crazy, he looked as if he was fighting his way out. I have felt baby move since 17 weeks, and I was shocked I wasn’t feeling anything as crazy as he was moving. Oh well! Anyways, he was perfect and it was a great visit! Healthy Mama & Baby!

So my HUSBO and I have been back and forward on boy names… He wanted at first to name him after his father. But because his Dad’s name is Patrick, HUSBO’s name is Patrick and my brothers name is Patrick, I said enough Patrick’s! So then we decided on naming a baby boy after both our fathers, my Dad’s first name and HUSBO’s Dad’s middle name. He is still not very thrilled but dealt with the compromise, because he hated every other name I threw at him. THEN he told me a few days ago he instead would love the baby to be named after him, Patrick John. I asked him if I considered the name, could we just call him John since we have so many Pat’s in our family, he said cool. But so far, I have been turning the name down left and right, and keeping the baby named after our fathers to screw with him. While HUSBO is out of town with work, I have decided to surprise him. I have decided to give him his wish, and name our son Patrick John! Today I ordered a onesie 49ers “jersey” and on it with the number 16 (his fav football players number) with PATRICK across the back. When he comes home I will have the jersey for him to see his son’s real name. I am very excited!

That’s about it… What a blessing! Just wanted to share the news!

Moving

3 Jul

Happy July 3rd! Again, long time no post, but I have a decent excuse this time around.

We have been spending our time moving out of our apartment into a house! YAY! We are so excited to finally be in a house and to not hear our annoying neighbors below us screaming and yelling at each other or their poor children 24/7. We have our own space, a backyard, a room for the baby plus a room for a playroom, and a basement. We couldn’t be happier. A special thank you goes out to my wonderful family for helping us clear out this house and move in. I LOVE THIS HOUSE!  It’s a start, but its perfect for us, especially  for the next few years. My cat seems to enjoy this place too. I have never seen him so well behaved, lol its weird. It’s weird, but you can definitely feel the love in  this house, so many wonderful people have lived and grown up in this house, it’s comforting.

I am now 17 weeks and 5 days  pregnant, so far pregnancy has been good to me. (knock on wood) Also when in the hell did this bump show up!? The second night in our house HUSBO and I noticed my belly was noticeably bigger. It popped up out of nowhere, it was amazing! It is obvious now that I am pregnant instead of chunky, lol YAY! It is also hard to get comfortable at night when it’s bedtime… yikes! It’ll only get worse from here on out. Everything will get worse I know but damn…! I am trying to keep the complaints to a minimum because like I said, pregnancy has been so good to me so far. My last doctor appointment was good, even though I lost 2lbs… :\ they said it was ok and that baby and I are perfectly healthy.

IMAG0562My cat Amos has noticed too… lol Hopefully I can take a better picture to show it off, it is crazy! I love my little bump!

Speaking of moving, I am 95% positive that I have finally felt my baby move for the very first time! I was laying on the couch watching tv, nothing going on, the tv wasn’t super loud, I was half trying to nap when all of a sudden I felt a little something in my lower belly. It was almost like a fluttering but more like a jiggly feeling on the inside. I even kept a tally of how many times I felt something (17 times from 2:31pm-3:26pm). I am almost positive it was baby movement, it was a feeling I have never experienced before, my Ma says that is the feeling too. So I’m hoping so! I am just waiting for the feeling to happen again so I can be positive it was baby! YAY! I have been asking (ok, demanding lol) that baby move for the last two weeks! I love it, so keep on happening! I am trying to schedule an ultrasound at my next doctor visit to find out the gender. HUSBO will be out of town for 3 weeks and a few days after he comes home I will be in Florida, we want to be together when we find out so I am doing everything I can to figure this out. I called the office and they said they like to do ultrasounds at 20 weeks, which I understand but my next visit I will be 19 weeks and a few days, close enough right? They said they will call me back to let me know if it’s do-able or not. SO fingers crossed!

We celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary June 22nd. Our first wedding anniversary together (he was overseas last year), so that was extra special. We went out to a little festival at a church in town that always has awesome food, a beer garden (we didn’t do that obviously lol), games, and music. This year they had an amazing band there and we played BINGO, HUSBO won a whopping $13 haha. The band played so many oldies and funky music, it was SO great! They played The Temptations “Just My Imagination” and HUSBO danced with me 😉 super sweet, made me so happy! Afterwards we went to my HUSBO’s (other) work and hung out for a bit, I got to see some friends that I wouldn’t see normally, so it was fun! The next day HUSBO took me to the Zoo and we had a blast, got a little sun too! It was a great weekend, I love my guy!

In other news, I am going to Walt Disney World in August with my parents! HUSBO cannot go because of work (booo!) but he is more than happy to send me on my way and have the house to himself for the week. This will be my last hurrah before the baby is born, I could not be more excited! I will be 6 months pregnant when we go, so this will be interesting and baby’s “first trip to WDW” haha, fun! I cannot wait to buy baby stuff from there along with a few items for my baby shower. This will be an unforgettable trip!

Nothing more to report at the moment. Hopefully there will not be too much time in between this and the next post. Everyone have a safe and fun 4th of July!