Sunday Confessions Link Up

Happy Sunday!!! 

As usual... grab a little button, link on up, and visit some other blogs while you're at it.
 
1. I've almost completely forgotten about Blog World this week. Did I take any pictures of my Christmas tree with the presents underneath? Nope. Did I take any pictures at all on Christmas? Nope. I  have found that (for me) life has been so much more enjoyable when I'm not thinking about the blog 24/7. It's too much effort to try and stage that "perfect" holiday photo.

2. I've been sick for almost a week now, and it is no fun at all. I came home from church early last Sunday because of a major sinus headache. I forced myself to go to work on Monday, felt like crap all day, Tuesday I got some pretty awful heartburn that led to puking (this baby girl better not be bald!), then I stayed home from work on Wednesday with an awful sinus/throat thing, and have been battling that ever since.

3. About 6 weeks ago, I posted on facebook that if baby was a girl, there was to be absolutely NO PINK. 
Yeah, guess who already broke that rule?! Me.
4. I never wanted a little girl. Now hold your freakin' horses before you go crazy on me and tell me I'm an awful person - that being said, I love this little girl more than I could possibly put into words. I think of holding her in my arms one day not to far away, and I'm overcome with emotion. I know it sounds cheesy and lame, but it's true. I know that, in approximately 14 years, there is a ridiculously high probability of her stomping through our house to our room, slamming her door as loud as humanly possible, and screaming that she hates me. I know that there will be days where I am at my wit's end and just want to break down and cry (or scream at the top of my lungs). You know what, though? I don't care, because I love her. I love who she is, I love that she is ours, and I love that it will be me bringing her into the world. I love that she will be my little girl. I also love that she will, someday, outgrow that horrible teenage stage (and that it takes time for her to get to said stage).

5. It's halftime!!! 
How Far Along: 20 weeks 6 days 
Size of the Baby: ONION!!! 
Maternity Clothes: I got a couple shirts and sweaters for Christmas! I am still wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans and using the hair-tie or my be-band. 
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: 9-10 lbs 
Sleep: sleeping through the night... always take a potty break at about 5 a.m.
Best Moment of the Week: Okay, so this was actually last week, but finding out the gender!! 
Movement: She never stops!!!
Symptoms: Heartburn. OHMYGOSH. So. MUCH! 
Food Cravings: Fruity candy.
Gender: GIRL
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I am looking forward to: Getting a big, round belly!
Nursery: I'm working on making some prints, picking out crib bedding, and saving the moolah for the furniture.

17 comments:

Kelly said...

:) I'm so excited that your halfway, and I can imagine finding out the gender makes it even more amazing.

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Yea! We're halfway to meeting our little babes! You've got such a cute little belly, I'm so jealous that you're still in pre-pregnancy jeans. I'm carrying a lot lower I guess...lucky me ha. Glad you had a great Christmas and took a break from the blog world. I think we all did lol.

Kim @ wanderlustee.com said...

aww! so sweet! you know, one of my besties really really wanted a boy when she was pregnant and she had a girl and of course when she found out it was a girl she was just happy she was healthy but seeing those two together just is the sweetest thing! i think everyone always has preconceived notions of what they
want but turns out no matter what they love their kids so much!! :)

Diana Chastain said...

Congrats on being halfway! :)

Katrin said...

I hope you will feel better soon, Alyx!
And I think I would probably get lots of pink and cute stuff. :) And would regret it then!

Mgmt., The Park Ave. Pub said...

Yay halftime!! I've heard heartburn can get pretty bad during pregnancy -- I hope it goes away!!

M. said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just realized that I missed the reveal last week (also doing the not-really-blogging-a-lot-and-loving-it, thing). Sometimes I get caught up worrying that if it's a girl (mine, not yours) that it'll be a girl like my sister (all girly and emotional and whatnot). Then I remember that I'm a girl and it could be like me. That helps :) So excited for you!

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Congratulations! It's honest of you to admit your trepidation about having a girl. I was so excited to find out Claire was a girl. My husband, on the other hand, was completely freaked out!

Tarrah Clausnitzer said...

Tums are my BFF right now. Highly recommend them. Your tummy is so cute! H&M sells cheap maternity/baby clothes if that store is your cup of tea :) Feel better! Theres nothing worse than being sick and pregnant. I broke my pink rule too ;)

Nikkiana said...

I think it's pretty normal to have it in your head that you'd prefer to have one gender over another (for example, when I imagine having a kid, I almost always imagine having a girl) but when the time comes, you're just happy to have a healthy little baby. :)

jessicaelle said...

What a cute belly! And I love the peace sign on your pants haha.

Totally understand about your dilemas with the gender. I was in total shock when they told us it was a boy - I was so sure I was getting a girl! It took me a couple of weeks to truly be happy with it.

Liz Brown said...

Yep, I'm with you. I totally want boys and not girls. But, also with you, I will love whatever I get. :)

I confess that I would have hated to be my mom, about 10 years ago ...

Genna said...

Boo. Totally forgot to link up yesterday. Life got in the way of blogging this week for me as well and I'm totally fine with it.
Also, I have always told myself that I want boys and that's that. I grew up with two younger sisters and looking back I'm not sure how my mom did it. My youngest sister just turned 16 and is basically as much of a diva/princess as one can be. I just keep telling myself that if I do ever have a girl, she'll be raised differently!

Jennie said...

I don't want daughters either. I think it must have something to do with growing up with three brothers.

Also, I think I'm pretty much doomed to all daughters because I was one hellish teenager myself and I'm pretty sure that I'll get to experience the other end of it three times over.

Also-also I want to mail you a baby present. Is that weird? Are you uncomfortable? Hahahahaha.

ROBIN said...

I seem to have neglected my blog a little bit lately too.
and little girls and pink just go together. You can't have one without the other!!!! When my daughter was pregnant, she swore no pink...but she caved too!
Happy New year!

Sara Louise said...

I'm with you on the girl thing. I was a freaking whirling nightmare of hormones. Just in case we're not still in touch in 14 years... good luck!

RadiantKristen said...

It's okay to have not wanted a certain gender. For years, I was convinced I never wanted a boy... now, I can be brought around to the idea, as long as it's my baby =). Also, your baby is going to look so cute in that owl onesie!