I realized I haven't really given a real update other than nursery updates. I think I'm pretty relaxed about everything, but I've been trying to figure out what I want to share. It's not because I want to keep everything private, it's more like...I don't want to only talk about my pregnancy. I think that's totally because I was someone who just didn't want kids at all, so it doesn't seem natural for me to, but the truth is...I do talk about her and the pregnancy a lot. It's what I think about mostly, and I get asked a lot of questions, so I thought I'd give an update.
I haven't been sick in a while which is great. I stopped feeling like death at 16-weeks thankfully (I've had a lot of people ask what helped me. Nothing. Honestly, I tried prescription, Unisom, B6...all of it. Nothing worked for me but time). I have been eating an ice cream drumstick about every day. I NEVER ate these before, and while I LOVE sweets, ice cream is pretty low on my list usually. I usually would prefer cookies and cake. I have been trying to get at least a 30 minute walk in every day. Some days I ride my Peloton (usually 1-2x max a week). I also do weightlifting once a week with Jerome at Life Time. That's about it.
I'm a little weird about things physically. There is NO hiding the bump now. People weren't lying when they said it pretty much just appears, and that's how it feels. As someone who has CONSTANTLY dealt with weight issues (constantly struggling with losing, self-accepting etc) gaining 20lbs is stressful. It's hard to explain. I guess it's just that I know I'm growing a baby...I get it, and I don't want to obsess over it. It's just hard to be totally accepting of it when I've beaten myself up over weight gain basically my entire life. Then, that causes guilt that I'm thinking of something so stupid and vein when so many other people have so many other things that are actually hard and heartbreaking they're dealing with. I am not sharing this because I want anyone to reach out about it...honestly just trying to be real with ya. She's about 2lbs now, and she'll be here in just over 3-months, so that's insane. I have multiple friends pregnant now, and that's pretty fun. We're planning our hospital tours soon, and my mom has booked her moving truck. She's coming at the end of June. I created a baby registry, and my 2 baby showers are booked. I'm having one here and one in Indiana. I have finally purchased a few maternity things, but still not many. I did like the Good American maternity jeans, I also got Blanqi leggins and one of their tanks on recommendation. They had a 50% off sale. We booked a maternity shoot (looking at doing around 28 weeks or so), and we booked a first 48 shoot which is where they come to the hospital for a few pics after she's born. We do have a name, but I'm not sharing it until she's born:)