Thursday, January 29, 2015

What I've Learned In The First Half Of Pregnancy (Weeks 1-20)

Sleep deprivation starts before baby arrives. The lack of sleep does NOT start once you push baby out of your body. It starts far before that. I have always been a tummy sleeper, but that just ain't happening anymore. I can never seem to get comfortable in bed. Plus, tossing and turning isn't a quick process anymore. It takes a good minute for me to turn from one side to the other without inducing round ligament pain. All that being said, I still wake up every day grateful. This momma doesn't need sleep to be happy.
Swollen ankles are bound to happen. I made the mistake of not drinking enough water one day, and BAM... swollen ankles like crazy. I have a desk job and my doctor said the lack of water combined with sitting all day is really bad for the fluid retention in my body. Therefore, I am supposed to get up and walk around every 30-45 mins throughout my day, and then in the evening time, I am supposed to prop my feetsies up. This has helped big time!

You don't have to see where you're shaving to get the job done. My belly is large and in charge. When I'm in the shower shaving, I can't guarantee that I'm getting every single spot (since I can't exactly see what I'm doing all that well), but at least I get the majority of it.

People are going to say things without thinking. Do you know how many people have basically called me fat so far? I am so tired of people saying, "you're awfully big for being [enter number here] weeks". Clearly, they don't realize how offensive that is. I take it all with a grain of salt and just remember that me and my baby are equally healthy (per doctors), so who cares what other people say without thinking first. I AM GROWING A MINIATURE HUMAN BEING.
And last but not least...

Two hearts inside my body is the biggest blessing that ever existed. I think whenever Kensington's heart was forming in my womb, mine also tripled in size. The amount of love I have for this baby is intense. Everyone always says that I need to just wait until she's in my arms (and I totally believe y'all), but just trust me when I say that I love her SO much already. Words can't really explain how much of my heart she consumes. 


  1. I can't believe people say that to you! How rude!!! Just RUDE!!!!!

    Hope you get better sleep soon, lady!

  2. I can't believe people said that stuff either. So uncalled for! So excited for y'all and I love reading all your pregnancy posts!! :)

  3. I can't believe people said that stuff to you! The lack of sleep is just beginning, but it will be so worth it when you have Kensington in your arms :) I enjoy your pregnancy posts!

    1. I agree... once she's in my arms, it'll make it all feel totally worth it. :) I also woke up in the middle of the night (last night) starving, so at like 2am I decided to eat a piece of toast and she started kicking. So it made me smile. Just me and her, up at the butt crack of dawn!

  4. I can't believe people say stuff like that, people with absolutely no filter annoy the heck out of me. Laughed out loud at the shaving struggle.

  5. Haha oh the comments! You should respond back with "well you look big for NOT being pregnant!" Haha Just kidding! Kinda ;)

  6. I'm 1 year post-partum and clearly remember everything you are experiencing. You'll laugh later, I promise! XOXO

  7. Wow I'm in shock that people make those comments to you. How rude! You look stunning and it doesn't matter how many weeks you are your body is radiant.

  8. Not getting much sleep now is just natures way of preparing your body for a newborn. It won't hurt as badly when you go from little sleep to none...ha. Maybe you will get lucky and she will be a great sleeper from the start. You really need to get a Rock and Play Sleeper. They are so great and very portable.