On August 29th we made our trek across country.. Mine and the dogs 4th time, Alex's 2nd.. Back to Arizona. It took us 36 hours which is pretty great considering how much we stopped.

I wanna put up all the pictures of the dogs from the trip but there are sooo many haha so I won't bore you. But seriously. I love my dogs

On the way over we stopped in ABQ to visit our BFF. Mr. Walter White

I had no idea we were going here. Alex surprised me and when we pulled up I seriously flipped a discus. Biggest regret of my life is not getting out to get a picture. I was so nervous I wanted to be so discreet but Alex got out and had me take a picture of him with the house

After getting home i just had to snuggle my perfect little niece Stella Jane. Gosh I love this girl! I miss her so much!

We stayed in AZ for a day and a half then on September 1st early in the morning we left for California. To got to Alexa's moms wedding, the reason we went to AZ in the first place

This is the view from our bed the next morning. We stayed in Oceanside, CA.

A picture alex's cousin in law took of us at the rehearsal dinner that night. I love California. Very candid haha I was really surprised after seeing this cause we honestly had no idea she was even taking pictures.

On Sunday the 2nd Alex's mom, Mary and Phillip got married in laguna beach ca

Beautiful location and ceremony. Only about 10 of us were there. Then we went to dinner in laguna after the ceremony.

We went home the next morning. We spent the next 2 weeks eating out at wayyy to much at all of our favorite places we don't get in NC and swimming everyday and spending much needed time with family. It was quite the vacation.

On Friday the 14th my uncle took us flying in him little plane. I almost backed out of going cause my mom started to freak me out about flying in a little plane while pregnant. But I ended up going and was so glad i did!

The next day, the 15th, we had a baby shower for me and later that night a diaper party for Alex. We got seriously so much stuff. But, that's for another post.

We ended up leaving back home on the 19th and of course just one more picture of the dogs on the ride home.

The ride took us slightly longer than last, cause being slightly more pregnant I had to pee and stop a lot more haha. Still only took us about 37-38 hours. It was such an amazing much needed vacation but it was also so great to get home and get back to our life.


Life between 20-30 weeks

Yes, another baby post. Ha thats my life now so there we go. I can't believe I'm 30 weeks now, well just about, 29w6d, close enough.
I haven't updated since I was 20 weeks. So I'll do a little summary of the last 10 weeks of life.
On August 29th we left NC for our home, Mesa AZ! It was a 2200 mile drive we made in 36 hours. Not bad for being 23 weeks pregnant. We didn't stop except for gas and food, and of course bathroom and walking the dogs break. Yep, we took our cute little poochies with us. Actually they're the reason we drove so we could take them.

I'm gonna do another post of just our trip to Arizona cause it was long and lots of fun stuff happened.

We got back on September 19th or 20th, can't remember. But we got back at like 4 in the morning, drove straight through again. Then about 6 hours after we got back my body had a major freak out. All of a sudden my back had the worst most intense pain I had ever experienced. It started in my back then wrapped around my body. Like seriously, it was indescribable and the worst! But after about 45min- an hour of feeling like i was dying we went to the hospital. They did all sorts of tests and monitoring and nothing was visibly wrong and it wasnt contractions cause those come and go but this was constant. while I was there the pain got so bad I was throwing up like crazy. You might be like ya whatever you threw up. You're pregnant. But I don't throw up haha. Serious. It was my first time really throwing up the whole time being pregnant and for maybe 4 years.
After finding nothing wrong I got sent home. Still in an incredible amount of pain, and more sick then when I got there. They gave me an IV and zofran in the IV and Tylenol but nothing even touched me.
So I got home and was just as sick for about 3 days. After 3 days I stopped throwing up but the pain lasted a good 8-10 more days. My back still isn't 100% but it's so much better!
We really think it was just the long trip and sitting in the car so long that just made my body freak out.

Oh geez this is turning long haha didn't realize how much I actually had to update.

Anyway on the 3rd I had a Dr appt. Which went generally fine except for the fact that because I gained 24lbs in 12 weeks my doctor was convinced I had GD. I tried to explain to her that I went on a month long vacation but nope. She kept telling me yes, I had diabetes. Sorry but I dont think 2lbs a week in pregnancy+going on a month vacation is the craziest thing. But whatever. I took my glucose test last week and what do you know? Level are totally normal. Can't wait to go back to my doctor and say "suck it!"

Have I ever mentioned my mom is the best? Cause she really is. I was missing her and so despite having a very busy week dropped whatever,including work, and came to see me. She got her last Sunday and I took her back to the airport this morning.
Another reason I wanted her to come was cause i had an ultrasound and wanted her to be there.
My ultrasound was Sunday night so after driving from Charlotte(that's the only flight she could make) all 3 of us went to my appointment.

I had so much fun with my mom this weekend. She came and brought 3 suitcases. 1 full of decorations for Johan's room, one full of her stuff and 1 full of Halloween decorations. So she decorated his room and our house while here. We also did lots of thrifting shopping and just hanging out. It was so fun!
Also surprisingly I got another ultrasound yesterday. I'm glad she for to be here for 2, that was fun!
Here are the pictures from my appointment on Wed.

I love the 4D one. I can't stop looking at it. It's crazy how much he already looks like Alex! I can't wait to go back for another 4D one in 4-5 weeks.
Also, talked with the doctor at this last appt yesterday and turns out because of my cyst(reason I'm getting so many ultrasounds, large cyst on my uterus) I can have the option of getting a c-section so they can remove it all at once instead of me going back 4-6 weeks after I have baby. I really don't know what to do part of me really really wants it but my mom is really worried about me getting one. So I would love opinions on it from anyone who has had one about what to do.

Also while my mom was here i almost forgot, we went out and bought a new chair! Actually, my mom and Alexs mom went in on it which was so amazing because the both already spent over 200$ for baby gifts, then they bought us this recliner for baby too. They are was over spoiling us! We are so grateful! This chair is so amazingly comfortable!

I still have so much more to update but I realize I need to stop this somewhere haha. I need to blog more But I'm constantly instagraming and that's as good as blogging to me! So follow me on instagram @sashasverd.
But I will be back to update more