Hey all! My pregnancy has me shopping in stores that I have not visited in years. One of them being gap. I don’t know what possessed me to go in, but boy am I happy I did because I have been living in this dress. It is so committable. It is like wearing a long, soft, jersey t-shirt. And while I have mostly been using it as a throw on to run errand such as grocery store and doctor appointments with slides and flip flops, I decided to challenge myself to elevate it for a different occasion.
On another note, today I am 29 weeks (yikes!) and I wanted to share a few thoughts on pregnancy. So if you want to know the three things I love about being pregnant & the 3 things I don’t like then keep reading. So i’ve said it before, my pregnancy has been pretty amazing and I am absolutely grateful that nature has been so kind to me. But I have to admit this last trimester is starting to wear on me just a bit, but I am still not complaining because my bebè is healthy as can be so I will take the discomfort if that means he can continues on that path. So here we go. Ill start with the positive.
Three things I love about being pregnant
1. I think this would be every expecting moms number one, and that is feeling this bebè move. There is nothing sweeter than feeling him kick around, and (what feels like) tumbling. It’s so cliche, but it’s such an amazing feeling to feel him and when he’s not moving, I can’t wait for him to start moving again. I am sure it will be something I miss after he’s born.
2. Here comes a little mushy. I love how excited Pete is about this baby. It’s really sweet. Sometimes I catch him staring at me with such a happy smile on his face that it kind of freaks me out. LOL. But, It reassure me that we both wanted this baby so much and that he is as excited as I am for him to get here. There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to expecting your first (at least for me), and I that I take his adoring stares as a symbol of how much he will love this little guy when he’s here.
3. The bond I feel when I see other expecting moms. Or maybe it’s just me. It’s like an unspoken admiration/understanding. I always give them an imaginary belly bump as to say, You’re amazing, you got this and I feel you, girl. I can only imagine that it’ll be a bigger bond and understanding with Mamàs once he’s here.
Three thing I don’t love about being pregnant
1. Ugh, how about the discomfort! As I mentioned I haven’t much to complain about, but as someone who has been pretty much the picture of health my whole life these new little aches and pains seam to be magnified and are more annoying than anything because at this point the simplest activities to receive them like, stretching are becoming a challenge. I am really trying to avoid taking any medications ( I didn’t take much before) and try natural options like, regular prenatal massages, yoga stretches and this week I finally made an appointment to see a prenatal certified chiropractor because I really feel like my body is completely out centered. Hopefully getting aligned will resolve some tension headaches I have been getting.
2. Not sleeping! I’ve always required little sleep. I can usually function on a good 5-6 hours of quality sleep, but these last few weeks, I am lucky if I get two hours at a time. Between getting up to pee & the tossing and turning trying to find a comfortable position there is not a lot of quality sleep happening right now which is making me a little cranky, but I guess that is par for the course.
3. The having to watch everything you eat in fear of eating something that “may” be harmful for the bebè. It’s hard to really enjoy a meal and as a couple who really enjoys food and doing regular dinner dates with friends it’s been hard because I don’t want to go to our favorite restaurants and not enjoy the dishes that make them our favorite. Know what I mean? So needless to say food has been pretty boring. But I already have a list of restaurants we will hit and in what order once he’s here.
If you a mom or expecting your first what is your favorite part about being pregnant and how did you deal with some of the challenges?