Monday, December 30, 2013

Dear newly pregnant self...

Your belly hasn't grown. You feel bloated and are dying to have an actual bump, but you are still thin. Just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait.

Nobody knows your little secret. Even though you can't think about anything else, it's not necessarily written all over your face. Keep the news close because in a few months it will be quite obvious.

Eat whatever you can keep down. Yes, even Wendy's French fries. Again. Leafy greens that make you puke aren't doing your baby any good. So just settle down with the guilt already. There will be time later for healthy eating. In the second trimester. Because third trimester tiredness makes it hard to cook/eat well, too...

Wear comfy clothes. Not muumuus. And not paper bags, but maybe loose skirts or shorts.

Also- Try not to buy many "maternity" clothes yet because they jack the prices up on those things and shockingly, you may not even fit into maternity clothes as the pregnancy comes to an end.

Drink water. Lots of water. And some juice and whatever tastes good but isn't terrible for you.

Go for walks. And hang out with people even if you don't feel like it. Distracting yourself will ease the nausea. Just a little.

Being pregnant is completely amazing. I have loved loved loved carrying this little worm. I'm getting tired and so so pumped to meet her, but pregnancy has been a total joy. I hope someday I get the chance to do it again. And if so, I'll need this list of reminders to keep me sane in the early weeks.

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