Good morning, friends.
How was everyone’s weekend?
My Saturday morning was spent shopping for a friend’s baby shower (she’s having a little girl, and it was so fun to buy a bunch of pink things!), followed by a trip to Motherhood Maternity.
That’s right, folks … I bought my first pair of maternity jeans!
I haven’t actually worn them yet, but I was excited to find a pair that seemed to fit me properly. And I knew that pretty soon, my skinny jeans just were not going to work on my growing belly!
(By the way, a tip for those who plan on getting pregnant soon: a hair tie pulled through the button hole of your pants and looped around the button can give you a little extra space for your expanding waistline!)
So here’s a quick update on how things have been going this week:
1. Headaches, nearly every day
2. Still some fatigue
3. Some pain down in the … umm … “baby area,” if you will. My friend Ashley (who’s also pregnant!) told me that the pains are due to some ligaments stretching, to make more room for the baby. Crazy!
What I’ve been eating -
I’m mostly back to “normal” now, but I did get myself some French fries from Chick-Fil-A on Friday. Yum! I also can still take or leave sweets, which is just so abnormal for me!
Weight gained -
I probably won’t share this information for the entire pregnancy, but I feel like I gotta be honest about how I’ve been feeling recently. I have only gained 3 lbs. since the beginning of the pregnancy. But it seriously feels closer to 30. And it’s hard to put on clothes every morning and not have anything fit. I know I need to gain weight for the baby and I fully plan on doing so. But the “in-between” phase (when you look more bloated than pregnant) isn’t super fun. Just keepin’ it real, folks.
Question I didn’t answer last time -
Someone asked if we were going to find out the gender. Short answer: Ab-so-lutely! We should be able to find out in 6 weeks, and I can’t wait!
Fun events -
My friend, Lauren, sent me a Doppler, so that we can listen to the baby’s heartbeat at home. It is the coolest thing EVER. I even got to Skype with my mom, so that she could hear the heartbeat.
Only problem … that thing could get seriously addicting.
Think it would be inappropriate to use it as a party game when friends come over?
Yeah, OK … me too.
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
If you’ve been pregnant, how did you deal with the “in-between” phase?
Tell me a joke (because who doesn’t need a laugh on a Monday?!)!
Oh, and one more thing!
I got a treat in the mail this week!
Sarah from The Smart Kitchen sent me some Birthday Cake Nutty Butter!
If you love nut butter and like the idea of trying new, unique flavors (like Birthday Cake or Caramel Apple!), you should go check out her blog and order yourself some. Yum!
(She didn’t tell me to say that … I just like to give props to those who deserve them!)