I’m officially 36 weeks and this pregnancy thing is starting to kick my ass. I think I did relatively well throughout the past 9 months – not a ton of morning sickness, tried to keep exercising at least a couple of times a week and maintained a pretty positive attitude despite the crazy hormones coursing through my body. Sure, I had a few aches and pains and the occasional meltdown, but that happened even when I wasn't pregnant. Fast forward to weeks 34 and 35 and things starting getting a bit more “real.” I have basically constant back pain. If I sit, it hurts. If I lay on my back, it hurts. If I lay on my side…that’s right – it hurts. This in turn has made it near impossible to get anything resembling a decent night’s sleep. And no sleep leads to a miserable zombie all day at work the next day (where I’m sitting at a desk for 8 plus hours and my back is hurting and the cycle repeats). Poor Manny just follows me from room to room at night. I’m sure he has no clue what’s going on, but I guess it's preparing him for late nights with the baby.
I’m also completely stressed about getting the nursery and everything else done in time. I wish I had everything wrapped up, so that I could spend time just relaxing, but alas there are still many, many projects on the old to-do list. I am one of the most indecisive people on the planet. We bought one crib. I changed my mind and we took it back for a different crib. We already had one accent wall painted blue. I decided it wasn’t the “right” blue and we repainted. I bought a bookshelf and last night went and bought a different one, so the first will also be going back. If Matt doesn’t leave me by August, I think it will be a small miracle LOL. Don’t get me wrong – I know I am beyond blessed and I have those moments of clarity where I know something truly incredible and life-changing is happening at this very moment. I know this baby isn’t going to care about the color of his wall or what he wears home from the hospital. And for the most part, I know I won’t care about those things either. As a soon-to-be new mom though, you just want to try and make everything perfect. So, I’m just using this space to vent for a few minutes and say that pregnancy is hard. Really hard.
I guess after that rant I should probably post some pics of myself in sweats sitting in a corner somewhere crying. However, I did manage to put on some make-up and do my hair for some blog photos down at the Point with my lovely photographer friend, Lauren of W&K Photography. As I mentioned in my last post, I have gravitated more toward fitted maternity styles rather than the loose and flowy. I was intimidated to try and wear a fitted skirt and top being this pregnant, but I added the scarf for some coverage and I think the outfit worked. I feel like women should be proud of that little guy or gal growing in there, so why not show it off a bit? The skirt is non-maternity and the top is part of H&M’s maternity collection. I was able to find some maternity basics from H&M that are cute, comfortable and didn’t break the bank. Thanks for listening to my rambling today friends! I know I am at the finish line and am going to try to keep my focus on the positives for the next couple weeks.
Shop the Look!
Skirt - (old) - similar here - H&M
Shirt - (H&M Maternity - currently not available online0 - similar here - Old Navy
Shoes - Vince Camuto Jakayla Sandal - Nordstrom (currently 40% off and seriously one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own!)
Bag - Sole Society Tara Braided Faux Leather Hobo - Nordstrom
Scarf - (0ld) - similar here - Old Navy
Sunglasses - Over-Sized Round Sunglasses - Old Navy (currently on sale for $10!)