It's All Fun & Games Until Your Pants Won't Button


It's fun being pregnant & I don't mean to be a whiner but sometimes it's just hard.

Let me preface by saying that I am very grateful for our son & grateful for the opportunity to be pregnant but sometimes you just need to vent a little. Or cry.

Last night I nostalgically went through old photos on facebook of my college days. College was such a fun time & I always looked good, I just didn't know it.

I never had to worry about out-growing my skirts & pants in one weeks time. I didn't have to worry about if a shirt was long enough to cover my quickly-growing belly. I didn't have to wonder if I really needed that second bowl of ice cream.

Today, I think about every bite of food I put in my body or don't put in my body. I wake up dreading getting dressed every day. I shudder at the thought of shopping.

In fact, this past weekend AW took me to a couple of stores & their maternity sections were hardly anything to write home about. In fact one store had approximately six maternity shirts one of which was bedazzled & said, "Bumpalicious"...

Yes, because that's what every fat-feeling pregnant woman wants to wear. & besides, who has a bump that looks like that??? I looked like that when I peed on the stick at 4 weeks.

Another thing, I don't kow if I've slept all the way through the night since I found out I was pregnant. In the beginnning it was due to anxiety, "what's that feeling?" "what if this happens?" "what if I'm carrying multiples?"

Now it's due to acid reflux, back pain, mild, mild contractions, back pain, Baby A kicking me so hard I feel nauseas & did I mention the back pain?

Several people told me how great it is to be pregnant & that I would develop a glow & that my hair would be beautiful. Here's the thing, in my 1st trimester "the glow" = a broken out face and as far as my hair goes, it's hopeless.

In fact, I found dandruff this weekend. How disgusting is that?!? I've never had dandruff before in my life but of course when my hair is supposed to be at it's most beautiful it rebels to be it's most disgusting.

I really shouldn't be complaining. I've only been up sick all night twice but sometimes at night I just cry. I feel fat. I feel tired. My ribs hurt. My back hurts. And I still have about 3 1/2 months to go.

Any encouragement? Or ideas on where to find CUTE maternity clothes?


Just An Update

Sorry for the lame title. I really can't think of anything witty. You might be yelling at your computer right now with a super-cute title but I can't hear you & chances are you really don't care either =)

Of course this is an update on my little wildman. He is a busy, busy boy. I've noticed a sort of schedule he's developed. Around 10 a.m. I start feeling him move around & he's pretty consistent until about noon. Another time that he is really busy is 8 p.m. - 11p.m.

It's funny to notice this about him. AW says he's like his mama, stays up late & likes to sleep late. We'll see how true that is when he actually gets here. Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath ;)

As of today I am 22 weeks! WooHoo! Over 1/2 way!!! I went to the Dr. today & everything measured great & he had a heartbeat of around 159. It was so funny because my appointment was during his "busy time" & he every time the nurse would move the doppler around he would give it a good, strong kick. He did not appreciate her pressing in on his space!

I've been taking pictures every 4 weeks & I started at 9 weeks. I'll do a recap of all my pics so far so you can see how large I've grown! AW makes sure I get my bowl of ice cream every night as you'll be able to see =)





I'm really feeling the squeeze now! It may be time to invest in some maternity clothes! Anyone up for a shopping trip? =)

We have already been receiving gifts for our little man! THANK YOU so much to everyone who has been giving us little things along with letting us borrow things! I love getting to borrow clothes & other supplies! 

I've made some progress on the nursery. We're doing a tool theme based off of Hebrews 3:4 which says, "For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God."

There are also other verses that we'll incorporate which talk about "building each other up". It's so much fun getting to decorate!

We decided not to paint & to just leave his walls neutral but I do have his name on the wall already:

I found these plain wooden letters at Hobby Lobby:

And I just painted them yellow & hot glued on the wooden appliques I found & also hot glued on the ribbon:

I love them & I can't wait to do more fun projects! I must say though, finding tool-themed baby stuff is quite difficult. In fact, finding tool-themed stuff in general is quite difficult. 

I had no idea! But I did come across this cute little hat at Cracker Barrel yesterday & HAD to get it! It's too perfect: