Baby Update: 27 Weeks!

 WOW! We are now well into month 6 of this pregnancy and wishing time would speed up/slow down at the same time!

Baby Hill is now the size of a cucumber. Measuring in around 15 inches long and weighing around 2.2 pounds.

As you would expect, growing baby also means growing belly. Baby likes to kick around and squirm regularly now. She really is having a party in there. Along with baby movements does come so discomfort, but she is worth every kick to the side and back ache.

Food: By now all the food cravings and aversions are the same as they have always been. Nothing new here. Baby has quite the sweet tooth!

Emotions: This deserves its own little subtitle this post because HOLY COW I have been soooo much more sensitive the last week or two than I have my entire pregnancy. Little things that normally would not bother me have caused me to burst into tears.

(For example, in Target with my hubby the other week and I cried because the bump was making finding a dress a struggle.If you want to read the whole experience it’s up on the mum blog, just click here!)

I have been really lucky on the emotional side of pregnancy hormone changes, but the last couple weeks has truly been a tearful one. Hoping this part does not last long…for me and my husband’s sake. 😉

Doctor Updates: Had my glucose test the other day. People are not joking about how gross the stuff you drink is. BLEH! Still waiting to hear about my results. *fingers crossed*

Update: got a call this morning, passed my glucose test! Yay! However, am needing to take an iron supplement because I am anemic. At least that’s an easy fix to help baby and myself stay healthy!

The doctor also measured my belly for the first time this appointment! I was pretty flattered. Means my belly has grown enough to measure! Woot! I have gained about 17 pounds so far in this pregnancy, and most of that is belly and breast weight (thankfully).

 Fun Facts: We had an awesome baby shower the other weekend that my sister through for me. It was great! So many wonderful friends and family came to celebrate Peanut…and were amazing enough to give us some baby essentials to help us when she arrives.

The cutest activity my sister did was the onesie painting. It was adorable. Baby Hill will have tons of fun, decorated clothes to wear from newborn until 24 months!

Another exciting thing happened just the other day. I traded in my 2011 Ford Fiesta (stick shift) for an automatic 2012 Nissan Rogue. I am now officially feeling a bit more maternal with a cute SUV that can fit baby things better than my little pink hatchback would have.

I may have shed a tear or two once the trade was finalized due to the exciting new chapter in my life that is becoming more and more real everyday.

The next couple weeks will be crazy ones. High school diving season starts back up tomorrow and pre-school trainings start-up Tuesday. So long summer, hello busy fall schedule.

27 weeks down, 13 more to go!

The solution to those with cats who pee where they want!

So, some of us have cats…and as they get older, sometimes they decide littler boxes are for children. I am the proud owner of one of those cats.

When I moved to London, my Siberian, Mia, (who was 12 at the time) decided she was mad I left her and proceeded to pee on anything soft as payback.

And we all know CAT PEE IS AWFUL and it is hard to get the smell out of materials.

Once moving back from London, I saw that my cat had been confined to a specific part of the house, since her little problem [and attitude] had gotten out of control.

Fast forward to today. My husband and I moved into our own apartment and wanted to bring her with us. My mom could not keep her anymore but we were worried because of her peeing issue.

After not seeing any other options, my husband and I were thinking we were going to have to put her down, due to the fact she was unable to be adopted because of her lack of littler training.

Luckily for us, the day we were going to put her down, my aunt messaged my mom with a possible solution…

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CAT DIAPERS! Yup, they make diapers for cats!

At first I was skeptical since my darling would easily get off a normal diaper. However, these specially made cat diapers, also known as, Piddle Pants, looked like a harness attached to a diaper.

Now, the best part? You just place half of a maxi pad in the little designated area and BAM! Kitty diaper complete!

They are not only a way of helping keep your furniture and carpets cat pee free, they are also a kitty fashion statement that will make all the other cats jealous.

Only down side, they take about 6 weeks from when you order them to get to you…but there is a great reason behind that. The creator hand makes them!! Oh yes, so my darling 15-year-old baby has pink Piddle Pants with a little black bow on the harness part.

I can put them on without help, since they are velcro like infant diapers, and it does not limit her walking abilities.

Thanks to this little creation, my Mia is happily living with me again and rocking some pink pants and a positive, playful attitude once again.