Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thoughts on being pregnant

I've kind of 'popped' over the past week - and by wearing maternity shirts, it's hopefully obvious that I'm pregnant and not just fat! Now that it's becoming more and more 'real' - I want to capture some of the neat things about being pregnant.

- Dreams. It's almost fun to go to bed to see what the nights dreams have in store for me! I'm not the kind of person that usually remembers dreams... but now? I have these awesome, full night, epic dreams. And some, let's just say they are REALLY worth going to bed for.
- Body image. It's so fun to get loads of comments on everyone that my belly is 'cute'. I'm not totally hung up on my size - but I'm certainly not thin. It's neat to have this totally different view of my body.
- Cravings. I finally had my first official MUST HAVE craving last night. I needed to have breakfast for dinner. But there was no place close to get that (I guess we could have cooked it ourselves) so Aaron and drove 20 miles to an IHOP. I had an omelet and Pigs In a Blanket. Yumyumyumyum.
- New Clothes. I haven't changed sizes in a while, so I rarely buy new clothes. It's really fun! Except all of the plus size shirts are crazy low cut v-necks.... so I feel a bit exposed. Aaron thinks it's awesome.

On the flip side, there are the little fears that poke in. I still don't feel movement (or maybe I do? I'm just not sure). I concentrate and focus my thoughts down there.... hoping to WILL myself to feel SOMETHING, and I don't. I thought maybe I felt a kick the other day.... but then I didn't feel anything again. Without having a constant reminder that there is a little person is in there, I sometimes get worried. But that passes pretty quickly. I'm really looking forward to the ultrasound on Monday - I haven't seen the little one since 12 weeks. It is going to be crazy different!

I'm off to the cabin for the long weekend, so the next update you get from me will be from the ultrasound! Have a great long weekend, everyone!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the pregnancy! I hate that all the shirts in my size are so low cut (my upper body seems to be keeping pace with my lower body so it really doesn't need an accentuating) because I can't find anything appropriate to wear to work! Do let us know if you find any less-revealing shirts.

Jen said...

Yeah, what is it with these plus size maternity clothes, anyhow? I'm glad that I'm not alone in how much my bust is being accented these days. I've found myself tugging up on shirts to get a little better coverage several times a day. It's like nobody takes into account that not only is your stomach bigger but your boobs are too! I don't mind showing the girls off, but not at work.

Ann said...

I've noticed, too, that many of my maternity shirts all have plunging necklines. As my chest has gotten bigger and bigger, I feel a little like a slut at work!

Sarah said...

I tried on a shirt yesterday that was scandalous! However my enourmous bra covered my actual cleavage!
I can't wait to pop! I'm so glad you have another us coming up.
Happy 4th!

Baby Step said...

It sounds like you are really starting to relax into the pregnancy - that is wonderful. Have fun shopping b/c I am sure you will be doing lots of that over the coming months! Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow awesome thoughts on pregnancy. Isn't it just amazing that you can type and feel those things now? I am so happy for you! Enjoy your long weekend being pregnant, LOL, love it!!!

Kenya said...

What's up with dreams while being pregnant? It's so weird. I can't even fit maternity clothes. Plus I haven't gotten the boobs yet.lol Still so excited for you!

Nic said...

Ahhhhh....pregnancy dreams ;-) I remember them well. There are other 'things' that are more intense in pregnancy too....enjoy!!!!

Samantha said...

My husband's going to be excited about those v-neck shirts for me when I get to that stage! Me, probably not so much.

Sugar&Ice said...

Even with this being my second pregnancy and it being twins, I still didn't feel really distinct movement until week 19, so don't worry too much about that. You'll know it when it comes...and it's coming! :)

La La said...

I know exactly what you mean about the new body image - this is the first time I've ever felt so proud of how I look! lol

Enjoy it hun!

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Ah, I love stories like these. I can so imagine your excitement.