Bachelorette Weekend and 9 Weeks

My 2 week hiatus is due mainly to nausea, excessive tiredness, teething babies, and a ridiculously insane weekend for my sisters Bachelorette party. Forgive me…


Last weekend, my sister Raquel’s “Despedida De Soltera” (translation – Farewell to Being Single) was a Saturday and Sunday away to the East Coast’s budget version of Las Vegas, Atlantic City.  I have to say, I was little nervous about going because 1) we are on a very, very, very tight budget, so gambling and drinks were kind of out of the question for us (especially drinks for me),

NIKKI'S SON MARK AND THE BOYS

NIKKI’S SON MARK AND THE BOYS

2) being away from my 3 kids for a long time (first time the boys stayed away from home, but they were in good hands with Tia Nina [my best friend Nikki, their Godmother] and her Fiancè Titi, who took them on a Toys R Us shopping spree!!!) And 3) A 3-4hr drive with lots of nausea and limited bathroom breaks.  I have to say though, we had a BLAST!!!

We started the trip at a really awesome beach bar called “The Bungalow”.  They had a ton of beds and benches and hammocks all over the place.  The wings and fries we ordered were delicious, the DJ was playing some awesome music, and from what I hear, the drinks were on point!  So on point in fact, that about an hour and a half after being there, we all headed home so that my sister could sober up in order for us to get going for our dinner and clubbing that evening. My mom FORCED her to sleep it off for the next 2 hours, while the rest of us went to the private beach at our hotel.

MOSTLY FAMILY AND A HANDFUL OF MY SISTERS CLOSEST FRIEND AT "THE BUNGALOW"

MOSTLY FAMILY AND A HANDFUL OF MY SISTERS CLOSEST FRIENDS AT “THE BUNGALOW”

TOOK OVER THE SAXOPHONISTS CUBE WITH BACHELORETTE PARTY SHENANIGANS

TOOK OVER THE SAXOPHONISTS CUBE WITH BACHELORETTE PARTY SHENANIGANS

CRAMING INTO THE TROPICANA CASINO ELEVATORS AND TAKING OVER THE PLACE!

CRAMMING INTO THE TROPICANA CASINO ELEVATORS AND TAKING OVER THE PLACE!

REALLY?!?

REALLY?!?

While my sister slept and then showered and got ready (in my moms room), my mom decorated my sisters suite with more phalluses than I care to admit.  I mean, seriously..there were dick’s EVERYWHERE! Straws, plates, candy, cakes, games, decorations, and tons of other crap!  I spent most of those 2 days saying, “You better get that damn dick outta my face!”  We all got dressed and ready for an evening out, all dressed in black (as per my sisters request) and she was looking AMAZING in a skin tight, red mini dress. We met up at my sisters Suite for an hour or so of drinking, games, and lots and lots of pictures.  We toasted her upcoming nuptials, her amazing life so far, and her pretty awesome husband to be.  We LOVE that guy!  Sebastian is gonna be an amazing member of our family, a great father and husband, and knowing that my kids and nieces and nephews get to have such a kind and loving and funny and fun uncle, well, that makes me really happy.  Next week, I’ll write a little more about the both of them, and their incredible relationship, as I’ll be officiating their wedding next Saturday 8/1 (the service turned out pretty amazing, if I do say so myself!).  So yeah, we hung out for an hour, waited for the shuttle to take us back to the AC strip where we went to dinner at a classy burger joint, and then went for a night of dancing at Cuba Libre, a Cuban restaurant turned nightclub after hours.   out6 out1 outWe partied the night away.  EVERYONE was absolutely and totally wasted.  Good for them!  I would have done the same.  We got back to the hotel around 2:30am and a handful of my cousins and Raquel came back to our suite (which I shared with my sister Nat, my brother Pudge, his boyfriend Seven, my cousin and Callie), and we talked and laughed and ordered Pizza until 4am!  It was awesome to be able to spend time with my siblings and my cousins, like we used to when we were younger, before we all grew up and moved out or away.

The next morning we all met up for the continental breakfast.  I mean, why else do you stay in hotels?!?!  We had a laugh over waffles, and then packed up, checked out, and headed over to the Tropicana casino to use our $20 voucher from $20 shuttle ride of the

YUMMMMMM!!!

YUMMMMMM!!!

night before.  Can you believe that I won over $200 on my $20 voucher!?!?!  Yup!!! I took $200 for the weekend and come home with $220!  Pretty awesome stuff!  So we went to the Fiesta Buffet because the crab leg craving was pretty intense, and after about 4 heaping plates of crab legs, we got in the car at 4pm and made our way home.  A 3 hour drive with 2+ hours of traffic and picking up our kids from 2 different locations (one in the city and another about an hour North) we finally made it home at 10:40pm!  But it was all totally worth it! My sister had the Bachelorette party she always dreamed of, and that’s all that mattered!


So today makes 9 weeks for me!  These past 9 weeks have NOT been pretty.  I am ashamed to say that I am the epitome of what movies make pregnant woman out to be.  I am irritable, nauseated, cry at the drop of a hat, sluggish, exhausted, unmotivated, and can sleep for hours on end!  I am the type of person who NEVER sleeps.  I can do fairly well all week on 3-4 hours a night.  I think I have napped more in the past 4 weeks than I have in my entire life combined, but you know what!?  Screw it!  I’m pregnant and I’m loving every second of it!

I met with our OB for my first appointment this past Wednesday.  She is the same OB that Callie had and we absolutely adore her.  She’s young and hip and funny, and is a mother herself to a 13 month old, which to me sometimes makes all the difference.  We did all the “first OB appt.” stuff like blood work (about 20 vials of blood to be exact), blood pressure (A little high but that’s been my norm since I was 17 at 134/88), weight (I’m down 15lbs since I weighed myself 3 days before transfer from 244 to 229 [dude, i totally just told you all my weight!]) and ultrasound to make sure that Biscuit is measuring where it should be, which it is, at exactly 8w5d with an EDD of 2/26/15! We have a ton of winter babies!  Callie is 12/26, The Boys are 1/11, Gracie our Kitty is 1/15 and Mary is 1/31!

SO CUTE RIGHT?!?!

SO CUTE RIGHT?!?!

So with everything looking good so far with the exception of my BP, she sent my off with a huge orange container to collect my urine for 24 consecutive hours, just to make sure there isn’t any protein in it and be ahead of possible preeclampsia, in case it does happen.  Also, I’ve been taking Metformin for my PCOS and borderline sugar stuff, so she wants me off of it at 10 weeks, and then 2 weeks later when I go in for my Nucal (sheesh it’s going fast!), they can do an early, non-fasting Glucose Test (yup, the delicious juice drink everyone raves about!) to get ahead of gestational diabetes, if that ends up being the case. Let’s hope and pray, that’s not the case.

Aside from that, symptoms have been pretty much the same.  I don’t see any growth although my pants are starting to feel a little more snug, and the food cravings (aside from those crab legs on vacation) have subsided.  The smells though, yeah, that’s still going on…strong!  Still haven’t been able to change a poopie diaper, although I HAVE tried a handful of times, and gag through my rescue calls to Callie, while I hold a flipping baby’s legs up in the air and cover my face with my t-shirt.  Not my finest moments as a mom, that’s for sure.

But alas, things are well.  Everyone is happy, and growing (and teething!), and sitting up, going to art classes, and enjoying summer, and living.  Really really living!

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19 thoughts on “Bachelorette Weekend and 9 Weeks

  1. I can’t believe you lived through that busy weekend while in the first trimester! I would have died from exhaustion! I remember that bone-aching exhaustion in the first tri…phew is it ever HARD! But you’re already halfway through that! You’re doing awesomely, even if you do cry a lot. 😉

    I can’t wait to find out what your little one is. My guess is girl.

    We have winter babies, too! Evie is February, Henry is March, Sarah’s new baby is end of January! Oh and Noa and Dahlia are both December & March!

  2. Wow, I’m in awe of your weekend adventure and I’m not pregnant and I don’t have 3 kids at home to farm out to wonderful family/friends! I don’t remember the last time I was up until 4am partying!! It’s so great that you were able to enjoy such a wonderful time with your family. 🙂
    And most of all I’m happy to hear that your winter baby is going perfectly and everything is looking great! Winter babies are the best (I’m one, so I know this to be true). 🙂

  3. i absolutely adore how you and Callie live. i know leaving the babies for the wknd was hard but i love that you’re both okay doing it! glad you enjoyed your wknd. those “bride squad” tanks are just awesome. LOL @ your mom making her sleep it off! your family seems so cool! lmao @ “get that damn dick out of my face” HILARIOUS!!! You & Callie are so photogenic! Seriously, never a bad pic! Congrats on the winnings! We’re going to Vegas on Monday, I hope I have such luck! i’m sorry this pregnancy is kicking your ass. i’m sure its a love hate relationship (love that your pregnant, hate that you feel like shit) but enjoy the sleep, enjoy the grub, and dont feel guilty for those poopy diapers you cant change! i’m sure when you’re able to change them Callie will happily allow you to! 😉 Glad to hear from you! I hope you continue to do well!!

  4. I’m with Lindsay – I would have slept right through that bach party! Everything sounds like its oing swimmingly – I can’t believe the next babe is coming so soon!

  5. What a great weekend! I’m glad you were able to embrace it and the exhaustion didn’t slow you down too much. Having a great doctor is half the battle. Sometimes it’s so hard to find one that clicks.

  6. Sounds like a fun time was had by all on your weekend.
    I am so glad to hear that all is going well for you. That is such exciting stuff! Naps are amazing! 🙂

  7. Very impressed that you had the stamina for a bachelorette party weekend! It’s good that your sister invited you…my wife and I are both in the bridal party for my sister’s wedding, but were told we could not come to the bachelorette party. I guess she didn’t want any gays cramping her style ::eyeroll::

    What’s the circle at the top of the ultrasound? I don’t know how to read these things.

  8. You two sure know how to live it up! Good on you for keeping up with the excitement of the weekend, and for MAKING money too! Those crab legs though- you got me craving now…. I’m glad that you’re starting the really exciting part of pregnancy- all of the fun ultrasounds and tests, confirming that all is well. Pregnancy started becoming awesome for me at 14 weeks, but it was a bit delayed due to the craziness related to the false positive NT scan. I hope your exhaustion goes away soon so that you can continue being your awesome self 120% of the time instead of just 100% of the time 😉 Biscuit is looking pretty darn cute there hugging his/her yolk sac, and you girls are looking fine in your Vegas outfits!

  9. You all look great!!! I’m seriously impressed with you for staying out so late. Biscuit’s adorable, and hopefully the yucky symptoms start subsiding soon!

  10. My preggo brain can’t remember half the things I wanted to say be wise that was a HUGE update! I’m so enjoying reading about you being the preggers now and all that comes with it. It makes me anxious to get Kate knocked up lol. Sorry your dealing with every symptom under the sun, but hopefully that means good things and that the second tri will be a breeze for you. Your going to be so cute all bumped out! I’m interested to know how you will dress it being more masculine we need a butch preggo shop. Xoxox

  11. Great win! We love AC, never have been in the summer though, it was our January get away spot pre-baby (yes when it was cold as heck). Glad you had fun.

  12. Sounds like a crazy fun weekend! I can’t remember the last time I was up that late and not tending to Bumbi or investigating some household noise. Glad to hear the nine week update. Congrats.

  13. Looks like a crazy, but fun weekend. I couldn’t have made it through the whole thing, but you guys sure look cute! Glad everything else is going well; it looks like minus the sickness (sorry about that!) you are doing well! I’m glad to hear it!

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