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Friday, August 28, 2015

Third Trimester is CRAY!

TODAY I AM 38 WEEKS + 2 DAYS.

It's been 14 weeks since my last blog post.
T-minus 12 days until my due date.
I apologize for not documenting any of it like I planned to.
THIRD TRIMESTER IS CRAY!
But I'm back! This is going to be a long one. LOL.
Let's see, where do I begin.

In the beginning of my 3rd trimester, I tried to keep my food options healthy.
Frequent visits to Souplantation:
 Edamame Hummus Wrap from Starbucks.
Not bad, but didn't keep me full long enough.
 Good thing I only bought one while I was in Hawaii.
Next time, I'm buying 10.

ROADTRIP: SAN DIEGO TO LAS VEGAS

 My first money lei for my niece.
Graduated from Southwest Tech or something like that.
Ceremony at the New Orleans event center.
 A 4.5 hour drive turned into a 6.5 hour drive.
When we walked into the event center, they called her name.
Just in time!
Congratulations Alyssa!
Ate with some good friends at a new joint in Southwest Las Vegas called District One.
Thanks for taking and treating us Sandra and Lee!
Food was delish, but this coconut ice cream dessert was my favorite part!
 A new curry spot called Zen Curry opened up in Southwest too.
So good! Almost takes you back to the 808!
 Alyssa's graduation party - Weng's cupcake decorations!
Pics of all the homies and kiddos. 
Very clever and fun!

 They got drunk, while I watched. #preggorestrictions

TRIP TO SAN JOSE, CA FOR KAT & BJ'S WEDDING

 Our last flight before baby was to San Jose for a wedding.
I finally got to meet my Godson Oliver Gabriel <3
I've been stalking his IG forever! Love him so much!
 Jeremy and I at Kat & BJ's Wedding.
Haye's Mansion!

 With Belen & Mikey enjoying the wedding festivities

BACK TO REALITY FOR A WEEK

 Back to work for a week; tried to eat salads for lunch.

LAST ROAD TRIP: SAN JOSE, CA

 Went on one last road trip to San Jose ( 9 hour drive)
Made it to Zalen's 3rd birthday party!


....THIRD TRIMESTER CONTINUES BACK AT HOME.

 The worst part of the 3rd trimester was the pregnancy dermatitis!
Worst itch and rash ever!
Lasted exactly a month and I hated every minute of it!
All my extremities were affected.
My arms, my inner thighs, my stomach and my butt!
Doctors couldn't do anything.
Tried pine tar soap.
Did oatmeal baths.
Used cortisone and other anti itch lotions.
Took Claritin; nothing.
Benadryl; only helped me sleep a little.
The only relief was pure scratching.
 Nothing really helped, but I'm glad it didn't last all trimester!
And remarkably, 
My rash went away when my friends and family came down for our baby shower!
Baby Shower weekend was so much fun.
I loved it all.
Thanks to all my loves who planned, decorated, and hosted!
We will be forever grateful <3
Some photos from the party:


















Jeremy and I were blessed with everything we need for Baby Selene <3
Organized her closet.
Washed and hung all her clothes.

 Jeremy and I bought Selene her first pair of Jordans :D

 Celebrated Jeremy's 35th Birthday at Cali Comfort
 Since it was his 35th, I wanted it to be a little extra special.
Invited his close friends and immediate fams to dinner.
Great food, good times, with amazing people <3
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to celebrate!

My preggo cousin and Seastar Cheryl came to San Diego.
Us at our Godson Niko's baptism and 1st Birthday Celebration.
 Got to see my lovely Weng again :D
 Niko's Godparents <3
 Got to see my other Godson Zalen <3 yay!
 Mary Ann, Cheryl and Me = all preggo, all 4 weeks apart
4 years apart in age. LOL.
Love that we're all preggo at the same time!

Jeremy and I celebrated our first Wedding Anniversary on 8/16/2015.
Finally got our wedding album put together. Haha.
 Went to Cowboy Star in Downtown San Diego.
Tried Veal Sweetbreads for the first time.
Really good, but I can only eat so much knowing what it is.
 I was craving some Waygu strip steak and I got it!
It melted in my mouth; so good!
If you're in town, this is the place to go for a good piece of meat!

Started my maternity leave and decided to get some pampering done!
Did my new mom do.
I didn't want to chop too much off, so I had 3 inches cut off.
Didn't want to get too much chemicals in my scalp, so I did a subtle balayage.
Got some eyelash extensions.
Got a prenatal massage!
Fun and felt pampered!
My before and after picture.
Don't mind me, I take awkward photos. LOL!

Went to see my doctor today. 
Cervix is still super thick.
I think she's super chillin' in there right now.
My next post might be post birth! 
Wish me luck!

Love, missmichelleann