WOW! Time has flown by! As of today, I am 23 weeks and baby girl B is the size of a bunch of grapes. She is moving like crazy! Here is a "bump shot" that I snapped this morning:
Overall, I feel pretty good with the exception of the occasional heartburn attack or the "I can't poop like I used to" moments! I have been eating a lot more fruits (still trying to work on my veggie intake), smaller but more frequent meals/snacks and still exercising for 20 minutes each morning. So far, I have only gained 1 lb but the doctor said this was ok since I started out a little heavier than what my ideal weight is. Baby girl B is within all of the healthy ranges (size, heartbeat etc).
Over the past few months, I have noticed a few things that I would like to share. I am sure someone out there can relate:
People say some really offensive and insensitive things!
Geez people! Have you ever heard of #1- think before you speak, #2- open mouth, insert foot and my childhood favorite from my parents #3- if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Here are the top comments that have been directed at me so far:
1- Pregnancy makes me uncomfortable.
Where do you think you came from? Were you incubated in a nest and hatched? Ok, I get that pregnancy is not for everyone but it is for ME. Can you be a little cooler about it that this?
2- Pregnancy is disgusting and babies are gross.
I am soooooo for real when I tell you that someone actually said this to me. I was dumbfounded and at that moment, my mind went completely blank. My friend found me crying in the hallway at work short time later…yeah, someone at work said this to me.
3- You will be pregnant over the summer...you really timed that right huh?
A**hole, if you had ANY idea on what I had to go through in order to become pregnant, you would have never made that comment. You are lucky that jail is an option if I were to punch you in the throat because believe me, I have contemplated it. I am blessed to be able to have a baby at this stage of my life and I don't care if it is over 100 degrees with unbearable humidity...ever.
Regular vs. maternity clothing…it can be done!
I will not speak for any other woman who is or ever been pregnant but I have been very lucky to be able to still wear some non-maternity items...especially dresses…for now. I found that if you have the right silhouette, the garment will grow with you (see dress in picture above). I am not sure why the maternity clothing industry is lacking in stylish and affordable clothing, but they are. Why is a black t-shirt $12 and the maternity version $25? Twice as much? There isn't that much extra fabric people...come on. And why do I have a choice of only black leggings, heavy denim jeans and more black pants? Where are the cute pink capri pants, coral shorts and printed skirts?
I know hormones have taken over my body and my dreams are no longer mine at night but HOLY HELL, I have woken myself up with some of the sickest, wackiest, disturbing dreams I have ever had. In. My. Life. I mean, stuff that would make the director of the Saw movie series want to collaborate with me.
People say I am glowing...yay! I just hope to God it is not from having the oily skin that has plagued me since middle school. I hear about the pregnancy glow and am glad it is happening to me! After a small bought of what I thought was an incurable acne patch by the corner of my mouth during the 1st trimester, my skin looks really clear and refreshed. Bonus! I also heard about Bio Oil for stretch marks (more genetics than anything I also read) but you can also use it on your face, as I have been. I really do like the results and the dry patches on my cheeks are gone!
Ah yes, the varicose vain. I was shopping with my Mom last week and when I passed a full-length mirror, took the opportunity to make sure I looked presentable. What the? Oh, hello there! I discovered battle scar #1 staring back at me...I rock it like a badge of honor!
Stay tuned for my next blog posting on how I turned this dated brass chandelier into something super fabulous for Baby girl B's room:
Thanks for reading,