Saturday, April 4, 2015

New Blog: Bossy Jocie

Well the time has come for me to bid adieu to this blog to launch my brand new site, Bossy Jocie. 

Head on over to and check it out and enter the giveaway for a $100 Amazon giftcard. 

This site will still be here for a few weeks but after that all links will be forwarded to the corresponding posts on Bossy Jocie. You'll like it that way anyway, promise. 

What are you still doing here? Go to right now! Do it!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

28 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 28 weeks.  
Maternity clothes? Yep.
Best moment this week: Our mini vacation to Colorado. The 6 hour each way drive wasn't my favorite but Evelyn had a blast with her aunts and uncles. It was a wonderful break for me to hang out in the sunshine and read while she was preoccupied playing. It took her a day, but she even warmed up to her Grandpa.
Miss anything? I miss having the energy to run around and be active and whatnot. I know I should be exercising but I'm just so tired all the time. When bending over is difficult, I don't really have a desire to do know?
Movement: Yep. I feel him rolling around more than specific kicks.
Food cravings: I'm not really craving anything right now.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Only when I don't eat frequently enough which happens surprisingly often. I'm so stressed about eating healthy that it's almost easier to not eat than to try and figure out what to eat. And I know that's not good so then I stress a little more. One of those awful cycles.
Worst symptom: Indigestion. It's horrible, burning and unbearable. My midwife gave me some essential oils to help (peppermint, lemon, & digest zen) but they're a lot of work to use and they mostly taste nasty. I just want some drugs. Tums are out of the question because that could very well be the cause of my kidney stones. 
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. And this bump gets in the way of everything. Primarily bending down to pick things up. I have to squat weird and grunt. It's not an attractive sight. 
  Gender: It's a boy!  
  Belly Button in or out? Out. 
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I still have my mood swings, but I think I've been more happy lately. I've got a good daily routine down and that really helps me stay focused instead of laying around thinking about how big and tired I am. It's a mix of daily chores, playing with Evelyn and working on my blog or reading or some other enjoyable task.
Looking forward to: Two exciting things are happening within the next week.
1) This Saturday, is the launch of my brand new website! I'm so stoked for you guys to see it!! But that means that this will be the last post on Lil' Georgia Peach. Make sure to stay tuned on my social media sites (instagram, fb, and twitter) so you'll be one of the first to see the big reveal and enter an awesome giveaway.
2) We're headed to Maryland for our anniversary vacay soon and I'm so pumped for the break. At the same time I'm a little stressed about all the work we'll be neglecting while we're gone. Hopefully we'll be able to relax.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

27 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 27 weeks.  
Maternity clothes? Yep.
Best moment this week: I'm not gonna lie, the past two weeks have been pretty awful. The best moment would be finally getting some pain medication that worked. More on that at the bottom. 
Miss anything? My health. Exercise. Energy. 
Movement: he mostly moves at night. Sometimes it's so much that I can actually watch my belly move. That's pretty cool. He's an active little boy. 
Food cravings: I had a brief zebra cake kick but that didn't last too long.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Why yes, kidney stones and bronchitis. 
Worst symptom: I think over the past couple days my belly really popped out. The second trimester comfort was cut short by illness and now I just feel like my body has been completely taken over and there is no room for me anymore. It's going to be a long 12 weeks.   
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. See above answer. 
  Gender: It's a boy!  
  Belly Button in or out? Out. 
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. I feel so bad for anyone who has to spend any amount of time with me because I am not enjoyable to be around and I know it. And I'm sorry. 
Looking forward to: Getting my body back which isn't happening any time soon. Basically I'm just miserable. always. the end. 

As for the past couple weeks. It started innocently enough with a sore throat which turned out to be bronchitis. Just as I was getting over that I was faced with the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced in my life. And remember, I had a totally medicine-free childbirth.  Anyway, when a warm bath didn't help the intense stomach pain, Chris whisked me to our family doctor who gave me some pain meds. They didn't touch the pain. Not even a little bit. But they did make me throw up. So after an entire day of not keeping any food or water down we headed to the ER. Long story short, after a night in the hospital with an ultra sound, MRI, and some morphine that just made me sleepy but didn't help the pain, they sent me home with no official prognosis and suggested I go see my OB. 

This whole time I had suspected kidney stones but since a CT scan would be too dangerous during pregnancy they had no way of being sure. 

We got home around 6am and I slept until Chris woke me up to go to the OB. Keep in mind the pain had not let up and I had still had nothing to eat. 

It took my OB about 10 minutes to prescribe me a miracle pain killer. When I told him what the family practitioner had given me he scoffed and said that drug isn't processed by the kidneys therefore it would have zero effect on my excruciating pain. He had his nurse give me a shot of the meds that kicked in within 20 minutes and I FINALLY had some relief. 

A day later I passed one stone. The doctor told me that 5mm was the largest that I could feasibly pass. Mine was 8 mm. 

Fast forward to today, I still feel pretty mediocre. It's really put a damper on me doing anything besides laying around and my house is a disaster which is stressing me out and all I can think about is how easy and simple it was to be pregnant when I didn't have a toddler to also take care of. And also kidney stones...

Monday, March 9, 2015

25 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 25 weeks.  
Maternity clothes? Yep.
Best moment this week: Getting to see our house actually start looking more finished. Drywall is nearly done, stucco is nearly done, I'm so pumped!
Miss anything: Sleeping comfortably. But I'm sick and I also miss not being sick cause this sucks. Between congestion and this human inside me I feel like I can't breath.
Movement:Yes, he is moving so much! I swear he like just woke up this week or something. Lots of kicking and rolling and jabbing. 
Food cravings: I have such a sweet tooth. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I can even eat a small amount of dairy now. 
Worst symptom: Tired, achey, and indigestion like no ones business.  
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
  Gender: It's a boy!  
  Belly Button in or out? Out. 
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I'm so moody. Pretty much a hot mess. If you're my friend and you feel like I haven't been very friendly lately...I'm so sorry but all I do is get annoyed with everyone and complain and cry and then laugh for some reason. It's very confusing. 
Looking forward to: I know that I don't have a 9-5 job or anything but I'm super craving a vacation! I feel like we don't have weekends because Chris is always working on the house on weekends and I have a lot to think about with house stuff and blog stuff and baby stuff and Evelyn stuff and I just want a break.
We're headed to Maryland/NewYork/DC in April for our 5th anniversary and I'm so excited. Just one more thing to think about though...I need to start planning our trip. Or maybe I won't.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

24 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 24 weeks.  
Maternity clothes? Absolutely. But in the pic above I'm wearing non maternity clothes which feels pretty good. 
Best moment this week: Spending time with Evelyn and getting to see the house make some serious progress! Drywall starts tomorrow!
Miss anything: Sleep. I need more than I am getting but I can't get myself to go to bed earlier than 10. Plus my back is so sore that it's hard to get comfortable. I have a love-hate relationship with my snoogle (preggo pillow) right now. Sometimes it's comfortable. And sometimes it's a big barrier between me and the bathroom in the middle of the night. 
Movement: I actually started feeling a lot more movement right after I complained to my midwife that I wasn't feeling much. 
Food cravings: All the sugar. So much sugar. And then more sugar. And pico de gallo. Probably together.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just ice cream and milk. 
Worst symptom: Tired, achey, and indigestion like no ones business.  
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
  Gender: It's a boy!  
  Belly Button in or out? Out. Which is weird cause with Evelyn it just got flat but with baby boy it's actually an outie. 
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super moody. Like crazy moody with sudden mood swings. I feel bad for my poor husband. 
Looking forward to: The house being done! It's getting so close! The stucco will probably be done within a week or so as will the drywall and then it's time to pick trim and paint colors! Yay!!

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