Monday, March 19, 2012

Reasons Why...

3 reasons why i enjoy being pregnant:

1. the belly toucher- i know, i know... many women HATE when strangers touch their belly. not this girl. maybe it's because i love people and it is a great way to interact with them... maybe it's because i always want to rub other people's bellies. not sure why i don't mind it, so go ahead, and touch away!
2. the quizzer- when is your due date? do you know what you are having? do you have names yet? are you going all natural? did you register for a breast pump? i love these people... i love answering the basic pregnancy questions that all women ask... i feel like i am part of a club where i can finally answer these questions that i have always asked my girlfriends for many years.

3. the check-in - how are you feeling?  i love answering this question because when i wasn't pregnant and got asked how i was doing/feeling... i would just say "good and how are you?" who really wanted to know that i felt exhausted... that was my own darn fault for not going to bed early. now i LOVE answering that question with "tired but feeling good!" because really, now i have an excuse for looking like death.

i am really trying to enjoy these last two months of pregnancy... because i know, that when this little baby arrives, i will no longer have the belly toucher, quizzer and check-in going on in my life. the main focus will be my new little bundle!

Photos by Jennifer Scruggs Photography :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

pregnancy perks.

being pregnant definitely has it perks...

nothing better than watching my husband use our 1970 vacuum throughout the three floors of our house.

 he wasn't the happiest camper... but i was! :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

pregnancy is scary.

i passed by a teacher friend in the hallway this week and she mentioned to me that a lot of her friends who are/were pregnant have had difficult pregnancies...  over the past thirty years, i haven't known many people who have struggled being pregnant until i became pregnant.

i look back at the past 28 weeks and i have stressed about low progesterone levels, not getting a baby heartbeat, gallbladder attack, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, and elevated liver levels in my blood. before being pregnant, all i stressed about was gaining two pounds in a weekend.

i had my monthly check up yesterday and for the first time in almost seven months, i walked out feeling happy. blood pressure. good. weight gain. good. belly size. perfect. baby heartbeat. good. glucose test. passed! wooo hoooooo!!

i know the scariest part of being pregnant is still yet to come... the delivery... but i am trying not to think too much about it and just know that at the end of it comes my baby that i CAN'T wait to meet!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

bare belly.

last time i wrote a blog post,  there were tears streaming down my face due to stress, worry and the unknown.

in the past week i had to schedule a consultation with a surgeon and the GI. this afternoon i had my surgeon appointment... and it went well. the surgeon figured out that back in my first year of college, i got hit really hard with mono... it knocked me out for months... supposedly mono increased the size of my spleen and it never went down to normal size again. she said that being pregnant can cause a spleen to enlarge as well. and once i deliver, it should go back down to the size it was before i got pregnant. i go back to the surgeon in july to check in on it... 

i visit the GI to check in on the liver on Monday morning... keeping my fingers crossed that livers can enlarge due to pregnancy as well...

Bare Belly
recently, i have been waking up in the middle of the night with my belly hanging out. i realized that my medium t-shirts just weren't cutting it anymore. so i decided to check out tim's t-shirt drawer... now his were nice, big and comfortable but i realized i felt super frumpy in them... so, i went shopping. this time at the maternity section of Old Navy... i purchased a couple pairs of new pajamas bottoms and maternity tank tops. what a difference! i am so comfortable! and i feel so much better about myself and this changing body. 
(jeepers creepers, i am getting BIG! 27-28 weeks)

13 more weeks until i meet this little baby. i can't wait! :)
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