19 December 2012

Christmas and Water

29 weeks
Pre prego weight: 257lbs
Last weeks weight: 273lbs
Today's Weight: 268lbs
total gain: 11lbs
Craving chocolate everything! Not sure that is so much a craving as it is just being a woman.

I will go over the drop in my weight first. The only thing I changed was my water intake. That's it! At my last weekly update I told you that I had to focus more on getting my water in and that weight drop is the solely from that undertaking. Two days after I weighed myself and I had dropped down to 264lbs but that I think was a fluke and a good poop. This just shows how important getting the right amount of water in really is. As women we tend to hold on to water a lot more then man do...damn hormones! Men you really have the biological advantage. On average I should be drinking just over a gallon a day for my weight, I have been adding more for the pregnancy as well. This link is a good way to calculate an average amount of water you should be getting in a day. You would be amazed at how much better you feel just from being properly hydrated.
Ok I have talked enough on the importance of water.

Can you all believe that we are just under a week away from Christmas! I hope everyone has there shopping done. I thankfully have finished and just have some cooking to take care of. I finally got my Christmas cards out yesterday morning on the way to work. They had been sitting on the kitchen counter for two weeks waiting for stamps.
My hubby is having his work Christmas party at our house on Friday and has turned our entertainment center into a fire place. As you can see below. He has completely taken over the living room with decorations. Kinda cool since I don't have to do it.

Baby girl update. At my last OB appointment I was told to start doing kick counts. For those of you who don't know what that is...at around the same time every day I have to count at least 10 movements in an hour. Well I have not even started because she is so active that I have no worries that she is not ok.
Also I can still see my toes! One of my friends on the east coast asked if I could still see my toes so I took a picture of my view looking down and they are still there! So that's exciting :)

Tummy, toes and puppy!
Hubby and I have started getting our preparations for the hospital underway too. Nothing major just reviewing what we want in a birth plan and making lists of stuff to pack in our hospital bags. It's getting so close! We are so excited. We have a lot of work to do to finish up the nursery. I think we are going to put more work into it this weekend. We have a dresser to put together and a closet to organize after washing about a ton of baby clothes. We have also settled on a name! But I'm not going to tell you...sorry :) While hubby says he wants to tell people I kind of want to keep it under wraps until she gets here.
I got my push gift! What is a push gift? Well its a relatively new thing where the daddy gives his baby's mama a gift for having his child. I got a matching necklace and earings set in amethyst set in silver. It's five carats all together and beautiful! Hubby did a great job! Plus I still have my Christmas presents to open :) I was going to post a picture of the necklace but my computer is not cooperating.

Since I wont be on till after the holiday I hope you all have a great one!


  1. Love the picture looking at your toes.....brings back memories from long...long ago ;-) Have fun!

    Merry Christmas


  2. Have a great Christmas! and Happy New year!