Friday, February 19, 2010

Pregnancy Updates

There are a lot of things to love about being pregnant (feeling the baby kick, decorating the nursery, knowing that there is a real live baby coming in May, etc); however there are a few things about being pregnant that are not fun/cool/easy to deal with.  Today I'm going to share a few of these with you (because I just need to have a little teeny vent!)

- Reflux.  With all the pressure on my stomach, if I eat a big meal, I taste it for awhile afterwards.  It's really quite gross.  It's not even really heartburn, just regurg.  I'm sure this is way TMI.  Sorry!

- Maternity tights.  Either they're ridiculously expensive, too thin (ie- nylons instead of tights), run too easily, or just too uncomfortable.  I've been getting away with a size larger in regular tights for a long time now, but it's really time to make the switch for good.  I've tried the motherhood brand, the assets brand, and Spanx.  Not loving any of them.......big bummer b/c I love wearing maternity dresses- they actually are quite cute and comfy.

- Charley horses in the middle of the night.  These are not something I knew about prior to being pregnant, and boy do they hurt!!!  I can go from dead to the world asleep to screaming loud enough to wake up B and Junie in seconds.  For some reason it happens the most during the 4 a.m. hour.  Weird. 

- Work out clothes.  Maternity workout outfits are quite expensive (though I did just find a few great deals at Old Navy).  B looked forever before Christmas for an outfit for me and the boutiques in Chicago had yoga pants that started at $90 and tops that started at $50.  Ummmmm.....that's $140 for ONE outfit.  Yesterday I had to leave the gym early b/c my pants were so tight in the waist that I couldn't take a deep breath without completely squishing puddin.  It was the most uncomfortable feeling.  I was able to order two pair of maternity workout pants from ON last night (on sale even!), so hopefully they will fit well enough to get me through the next 11ish weeks.  Also, you should see me when I try to get away with wearing a non-maternity tee or tank.  They're super tight and b/c of that become super short.  It's seriously comical.  It may be time to start stealing a few shirts from B's drawer to give me a bit more room and length!

- Emotional control.  As previously mentioned, there is none.  This means crying at commercials, crying over stupid small annoyances, or just plain crying.  I'm not an unemotional person, and I did cry prior to being pregnant; however, this is ridiculous.

To be fair, I've had a really easy, healthy pregnancy (besides the low iron which is working it's way back up) and I really shouldn't be complaining.  I do realize how lucky I am and am thankful every day for this.  I have seen so many sick babies/preemies that I realize B and I are truly blessed with puddin.  There are just a few things that I didn't know/realize/hear about prior to being pregnant that have thrown me for a loop!!  Thanks for listening :)

16 comments:

  1. keeping you in my thoughts and prayers girl! and bless you for going to the gym when you're preggers; this is going to help you and Puddin' out so much and so many women use pregnancy as an excuse to skip out of it. not you though! rock it like you own it :)

    xoox

    kHm

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  2. Vent away sister. Pregnancy takes a big toll on your body and you sharing the pains of pregnancy in no way diminishes your joy about your growing baby!

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  3. I love hearing all about your pregnancy. Now that it's on the horizon for me, I feel like I know nothing about what women really go through! Thanks for sharing...and keeping it REAL!! :)

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  4. Sometimes it can be frustrating to have to deal with the less pleasant aspects of pregnancy- but once the baby comes somehow one forgets all about them except that it was all worth it! I'm so excited for you and your hubby- what a wonderful chapter in your lives!

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  5. IN MAY! Oh my goodness sweet girl... that is so soon!

    Way to hang in there.... and I'll start keeping my eye out for maternity goods on sale and let you know if I see any workout stuff or tights floating around.....

    Have you tried eating a banana or kiwi before bedtime, the extra potassium might help with the middle of the night charlie horses (I'm not pregnant, and not a doctor, but as a runner I sometimes get them in the days after a hard workout, and eating potassium before bed helps me, so I'm assuming it might help you. Assuming being the key word there :)

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  6. Regurg is pretty gross. I just cannot imagine having a baby inside! Wonderful...yet kind of weird!

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  7. Wishing you lots of hugs and happy wishes through the tough times. Found you through MCW and will be following along! XO

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  8. Try shade clothing. They made my favorite maternity tops, because they are so long. They are super comfy and you could wear them for workout or every day wear. (The cap sleeve tee was my favorite.

    http://www.shadeclothing.com/maternity-clothing/maternity.html

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  9. Congratulations! I've been away from my blog, Sweet Dreams Preppy for a few months and missed the big news!

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  10. One word: Prilosec. Seriously, talk to your OB. It's totally fine. And works miracles.

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  12. OMG, the heartburn...boy do I remember that. SO painful!

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  13. Old Navy saved me when I got into maternity clothes. I really avoided maternity clothes both times but caved around 7-8 months.
    I'm sure you have a cute outfit in mind for leaving the hospital (as did I) but, I wanted to give you a heads up to pack a back up pair of comfortable pants. I ended up leaving in Old Navy yoga pants & a cute top. Sitting down was really hard for about a week or so--gotta love big babies. ;)

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  14. Hi,

    You have a nice blog. A 40-week pregnancy is really just a blip in our whole life time, but the problem with clothing during that time is very painful. Keeping this in mind, two best friends and mother of two children each started http://www.bellybundles.com. We have high quality maternity clothes there and we would like to hear your feedback on our products.

    Thanks,
    Carina - Maternity clothing

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  15. Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
    Preemie Baby Clothes for Tiny Treasures

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