Thursday, May 10, 2012

Oh, Baby (On the Way)!

The reason my blog has been so sparse over the last couple months is that my recent nighttime routine consisted of this: booking it home from work, changing immediately into sheep patterned pajamas, and spending the rest of the night on the couch in a nauseous fog. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Luckily, my zapped energy and food aversions are for a good cause ... our baby is due in November!

I'm starting to feel like a human again. But let me tell you, even at this early stage, pregnancy is wacky. I couldn't stand the smell of coffee (my favorite!), wouldn't go near a vegetable, and avoided my friends like the plague. Until I could spill the beans, I knew I couldn't go out and pass on the wine without them catching on to my little secret. So I had to get clever to keep my cover. At a work goodbye party, I told my co-workers I was heading to yoga in an hour, so no sangria for me. The old me would skip out on yoga, not the happy hour.

But now that the word is out ... it's really fun. I'm already learning a lot about how to navigate pregnancy. Like, when you want a bagel and cream cheese, you need to have an enormous one (for the baby, right?). Here's what I know so far...
  • My friend told me that American Apparel makes awesome non-maternity high-waisted leggings. I'd like to extend a sincere thank you to all the hipsters who wear that look on purpose.
  • Babycenter has a great newsletter that tells you what's going on with you and your baby each week. They compare your baby to a similarly sized food for perspective. Today, I'm the proud mother-to-be of a "medium sized shrimp". Weird, but I'll take it.  
  • Snacking regularly helps keep nausea at bay. I basically have a mini-mart in my desk cabinet at work. If anyone needs a granola bar or a panini pressed, I'm your girl.   
  • Pregnancy makes you cry over everything, even episodes of Khloe and Lamar. 
  • A rubber-band will be your best friend in those early months when your jeans are a little snug, but you don't need maternity clothes.
  • The What to Expect When You're Expecting app is a good one. From healthy snack ideas to explanations of all those weird things happening in your body, I'm always learning something new from their weekly overviews and daily tips.
  • Sometimes I tell my husband I shouldn't do things because I'm pregnant (like all household chores, food shopping, etc.) and he listens. I don't think he believes me. But he's scared not to accommodate.

 Do you have any good prego tips? Fill me in! Especially if they're about snacking ... my favorite pastime. 


  1. Congrats! :) :) So glad to have a fellow pregnant lady at the office.

    Although anyone should be doing this, I learned (from What to Expect...) drinking lots of water is pretty key at keeping a lot of pregnancy issues at bay. It's annoying, because it forces you to go to the bathroom about every 10 min., but it seems to be a simple thing that solves a lot of problems.

    Also, if your non-pregnancy clothes are annoying you because they are too tight, I say just bite the bullet and buy some maternity clothes. People won't notice and you'll be a hell of a lot more comfortable!

  2. Mazal tov! I love hearing good news like this! I second the water suggestion. It also helps you *not* retain water when you're in the 3rd trimester and have a tendency to swell up.

    I've heard good things about bell bands for those pants that won't close. I also loved Old Navy's maternity lounging clothes. So comfy! Oh and lots of layering tanks proved helpful too.

    Babycenter has some great boards. I'm still friends with my due date mommies from over 6 years ago! Sharing with other women in the same stage can sometimes be the best thing out there.

    Lastly, almond oil for birth (although you can ask me about that later if you're interested. no need to hear about it now) and I'm always happy to give info on this topic. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you need anything!

    Enjoy pregnancy! :)

  3. I'm really happy to hear that you really enjoy your pregnancy. I do admire those pregnant woman I don't know why but I can't help it. I find them Have a safe delivery in advance..