Tuesday, October 12, 2010

11 things i've noticed lately

1. that people feel very strongly about the topic of cravings during pregnancy, and that's not just reflected in the comments left on my post about that topic...

2. i feel like i'm getting bigger by the day but some people still can't tell i'm pregnant, even after i tell them i'm already almost 5 months along; i'm ready to be BIG...

3. tonight i looked in the mirror before getting in the shower and my belly button looked different. it hasn't popped out, but my very, very deep innie is starting to bulge and it kinda grossed me out/ fascinated me...

5. sleeping on my stomach has been long gone for months now, but sleeping on either side leaves my left leg painfully tingly and numb even after only a couple minutes, thus leaving me no option but to sleep on my back...

6. that a mere rubberband bought me an extra month or two on my pants...but now the bellyband i got at Target just isn't cutting it which led me to buy my first pair of (pretty cute compared to what i was expecting) maternity jeans at Old Navy yesterday and i'm not sure how i feel about that full coverage blue band thing that goes up to my boobs, so i wore the belly band with my old jeans to work today and decided to try the other ones again in a couple days...

7. pretty soon my boobs will be too large for a normal-sized bra -- i'm not sure where to go once i'm out of the size i'm in now. that and my boobs look like maps of hundreds of blue rivers...

8. i have not had a craving (although i believe they exist, okay!) however, i do know that autumn is a dangerous time to try to not gain 50 pounds worth of pumpkin-y, apple-y goodness...(more about the pumpkin goodness in a later post.)

9. i'm not tired like i was in my first trimester, but many nights i still get overwhelmed with exhaustion and must go to sleep somewhere around 8 or 9 o'clock...my favorite is when Curtis agrees to go to bed early with me and we fall asleep together (like we did last night) well before 9...

10. i've been feeling movement and kicks for a couple of weeks now and i love it...but i'm so anxious and excited to have Curtis feel the moving that i'm afraid i'm missing out on the bonding that's taking place between me and baby because i'm antsy for the next stage...so i've tried to take a few quiet moments before sleep and right when i wake up to put my hand on my belly and really be present in the moments when it's just me and my boy falling asleep and waking up...it's been lovely...

11. when i felt the boy move for the first time, it really felt "real"...then we found out the "baby" was a "him" and it was solidified. we don't have to wait for the birth to become parents. we've been parents since conception but something about finding out we're having a son -- have a son -- made it even that more real. we are parents right now to a little almost one pound precious baby boy that sucks his thumb, plays with his hands, sits like a frog and is already the second love of my life.

7 comments:

Quiet Oasis said...

fyi - go to Motherhood Maternity at Beachwood Mall. Unfortunately, you'll have to buy a maternity bra (which are ugly as sin) but much more comfy. They also have super comfy jeans there. I found stretch ones. And some sit below the belly. Might as well pick out maternity underwear while you're there. :)

Have fun!

Quiet Oasis said...

(sorry, I just realized I think they changed their name to Destination Maternity or something like that)

Amie said...

here is a little tip on the blue band thinggie on the jeans.... get yourself a nude or white stretch camisole. It will hide the seams of the band (and the color) it will help it stay in place, instead of rolling down which they like to do from time to time and not a sole (but you) will know it goes up to your boobs. :) Trust me, once you start really showing comfort trumps everything else! lol

Jess, you write so beautifully. Your little boy is going to have such a joy to read your words when he grows up. He is a lucky little guy!

jess said...

have a trip to the mall planned this weekend -- my grandma wants to buy me some pants so if i find something, the old navy's are going back...and amie, i think you're right about the tight tank over them -- makes a world of difference...

Kate said...

I lived in my Old Navy full panel ones towards the end. Right now you're at the in between, but believe me the bigger you get, the panel will be your friend!

jess said...

then i should keep them then??? i was just curious which are more comfortable - the full panel or the ones that sit below your belly? experienced ladies, do tell!!!

Amie said...

Oh my goodness, jess!! KEEP THE FULL PANEL!!! I have all the different styles: low rise (under the belly), mid belly, roll-over, and full panel. They all have a place in the different stages. Early on I liked the under belly ones and the roll over. After a while it seemed liek this style kept slipping down and i was constantly yanking them up. this is where the mid belly were nice. Stayed in place and still didn't feel like i had enormous pants on. but now that i am large and incharge all other styles make me CRAZY! I can not stand it when my pants roll down, slip down or I feel like i am constantly yanking them up. the full panel are my best friends for sure. I had less patience with the pants this time around too. I found that my favorite pants with my 1st pregnancy weren't my favs this time around. It may have had something to do with the fact that i was already used to all the maternity fashions, and they weren't so odd and strange to me.

 
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