Monday, March 30, 2015


- High protein diet might help. Something like 90-100 grams of protein daily...
- This is kinda a lot....
- Just remember to add protein, not to replace everything else with it...
- Hmmm... I'll try...


Saturday, March 28, 2015


 - You should increase hydration. Aim for about 8 additional glasses of water daily.
 - Huh... Additional?
 - Yes, you know, on top of your daily fluid intake....
 - Hmmm... Alrighty...

Friday, March 27, 2015


Hi! Welcome to my planet... Did you come in peace? Do you have any food?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015


Just when I think that everything is finally under control, reality keeps shifting and I'm losing it again. Strange feeling.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pug colored couch

The next step would be pug colored clothes:)))))) The closer summer gets - the more he's shedding. I didn't think it's even possible, but apparently it is!

Alfred went to the vet yesterday, received clean bill of health and some vaccination (in fact they said he is too healthy:))).
So,  we are off the hook for a year!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Happy birthday to me.

Best birthday flowers ever - the ones that I have a chance to plant outside:) Thanks to Andrey for them!

Alfred likes them too.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Apple red

The red outfit is all done. I hope baby will be cooperative and pose for a cute pictures wearing it.

Somehow making baby things makes it more real.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Little rant

Endocrinologist at the end of the visit told me to "enjoy the rest of my pregnancy". That sent me into an evil laughing fit for good 5 minutes to his big surprise.
I wanted to ask him which part exactly I'm supposed to enjoy, but then thought:" Hey, he's a man, what does he know!", so I just laughed it out. He must think now I'm crazy...
And then I heard the same sentence from two other men. Guys, cut it out.
This is the third trimester. There is nothing to enjoy. Honestly.
The only things that fit me - are yoga pants, and I despise them with all my heart. All weight, lost during the last 2 years, is back and more to come every week. This fact alone makes me mad and depressed, (especially when I know how much time and effort it will take to get back to my size 6 pants)..
With that much surplus weight come backache and hip pain. And fatigue too.
And then there are swollen limbs. Not the best feeling in the word. My engagement ring resized just last year doesn't fit anymore' and I love that ring!.
So, I have a size and grace of a Jersey cow - simple house chores like vacuuming or washing the floor became a very unpleasant experience. Plus I'm now very clumsy too, which doesn't help much.
Good night sleep would be good, but that out of the equation too. Restless legs syndrome combined with the fact that no position is comfortable enough and I have to visit bathroom for 258th time - I can't fall asleep for hours!
There are other embarrassing things that I'm not going to talk about, but trust me - totally not enjoyable.
What else? Mood swings (I can go from calm to a total rage to crying in seconds for no apparent reason!), constant anxiety and forgetfulness - these are just a bliss! Add to this a secret suspicion that something wrong with me because I'm not enjoying my state, thus I might be a terrible person and a bad mother - you'll get a picture.
There also heartburn and shortness of breath, puffy face and itchy skin. I did probably forget something else, but this is normal, right?
So, stop telling me to enjoy being a walking incubator. It's not fun. It's a hard work. And don't ask me how I feel. I feel uncomfortable - meaning absolutely fine. And please don't try to comfort me by telling that it will be over soon. Thoughts about delivery make me even more anxious if it's even possible. Give me freaking ice cream instead. Alien inside me demands sweets.
Now I have to go and cuddle the pug, because I just wound myself up and he's an ultimate stress ball!