pregnancy

Vegas Part 1» Surprise Surprise

by dietingfashion on October 24, 2012

I’m doing something I normally do not do: travel while pregnant.

It is exhausting traveling while pregnant. You have to sit for hours, endure back pain, and have a being kick you at random times. Oh wait, I would experience that on any trip whether I’m pregnant or not.

It was a nice getaway from busy work and my kids! Yes, as parents, you need your time away from home, especially away from the kids. I think it’s best to connect with your spouse besides talking about what Kid 1 or Kid 2 did in school.

But my trip was not for fun. My husband and I decided to check out the nation’s largest lighting convention that so happened to be in Las Vegas this year. I haven’t been to Vegas in over 5 years and all I could think of was: where to eat!

We found great rates from MGM Grand. I believe there were promotions for rooms as low as $49 a night. It was unbelievable!

This only happened to me twice. First was at Disneyland’s Grand Californian and now MGM Grand. We got a room upgrade out of the blue.

Well this time, I think MGM Grand ran out of rooms and gave us a free upgrade. Check out our room.

EEEEKK!

Our jaws dropped to the floor when we entered the room.

Supposedly this room was called the Tower Spa Suite. We had quite a view from the 26th floor. The room was spacious with a King sized bed, sheer and blackout shades, and a 40″ Flat screen TV. The spa suite means the tub is an 8 jet jacuzzi. It was deep set and I thought it was heaven.


Me after a long day at the doctor’s office, work and plane flight. I look so pale. This pregnancy – no glow like my other two. So different.

Beautiful sunrise the morning after our arrival. Why did I wake up so early when I’m supposed to be on a “mini getaway?” Because in Houston, TX, it was supposed to be 8:30 AM, however in Las Vegas it was only 6:30 AM! Yes my body was so trained that I woke up way too early.

Not really a complaint, when this is actually the first sunrise my husband and I shared together (and we’ve been together for 12 years).

Hope you will stay tuned to Vegas Part 2 – Food Special.

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Update » Hands Full + Expecting

by dietingfashion on October 17, 2012

Hello Everyone!

It’s been about a month and a half since I posted on this blog. I feel really bad for not updating with any thing. Well from this post’s title, you might have guessed it: I’m expecting!

I am 20 weeks along and this pregnancy will be my third for those readers who did not know. We have been trying for over 6 months and there was a time when I thought I couldn’t conceive. Along with my expanding waistline, this pregnancy has been very different from my previous two.

I was a rock with my first two – no morning sickness, no cravings. This pregnancy has been filled with moments of illness, nausea, cramps, back aches, and intense hip pain. And I’m only half way through!

My cravings have intenstified way much more than before. With my first two pregnancy, I didn’t really crave for anything except sweets. I didn’t have an aversion to anything either. This third pregnancy – I dislike fish and beef! In the beginning, the look and smell of fish and beef set me off – it was uncontrollable nausea. Very strange.

Usually, the last two months of pregnancy really becomes difficult due to the weight gain, belly size, and the braxton hicks. But my aches and pains started much earlier – as early as 10 weeks. My hips and back are oh so achy! I feel decrepit! My doctor said this is normal for third pregnancies because my body just knew what to do to prepare for labor – my body just went from normal to accelerated mode.

Top: Forever 21 Striped Sheer Blouse
Jacket: Juicy Couture Cape Trench
Bottoms: Citizens of Humanity Avedon Maternity Jeans
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Mini Bout in Taupe Brown

I’m going to start blogging bits by bits now that I’m feeling up better. Lots of things are going on the last quarter of this year. I have so much stuff planned that I feel I need some sort of miracle. In a couple of days, I’ll be heading off to Vegas for a 2 day convention. Twenty-five days later, the four of us are going to Disney World. Then it’s Emma’s Birthday, Christmas and finally after New Year’s will be Megan’s Birthday. So much fun filled days with lots of planning still to come.

Oh and a lagniappe from Kohls!
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