I bought some baby items at a Lifeline (equivalent to Good Will) sale today! I bought a blanket, 3 outfits, and an I Spy book (for when baby’s a little older). I also bought the Time Traveler’s Wife (for $4–Score!) and a puzzle all for the whopping price of $13! Awesome.
I have gained 8 lbs so far in my pregnancy, and sometimes I worry about whether I’m gaining too quickly. I see all these skinny girls that are still skinny or have barely a bump that have only gained 1/2 lb and I get worried…and today I was thinking…pregnancy is sometimes used just like thinspiration society. Except now you have the added pressure of being a good mom, and if you look a little bigger than what someone’s idea of ___ weeks is, you are a bad mom or having twins. And they say things like, “Wow, you’re only ___ weeks?!” which basically means “Girl, you are HUGE!” So, I am taking this thought and reminding myself that every pregnancy is different and as long as the baby is healthy, I am not going to worry. I think I’m worried because I want to have a natural birth in the birthing centre, and in Australia there are weight gain limits…when I’m honest, this is the real fear. That I will gain too much and not get the birth I want. Luckily, I have a midwife appointment tomorrow, and I can ask some of the details that I’m not sure of that are driving me crazy. Ah, well.
Everything else is GREAT. I am feeling great and so happy to be pregnant. I have definitely started feeling a little movement (that is definitely not gas) and am looking so forward to hearing the heartbeat again. We announced everything on facebook and got an outpouring of love (as well as finding out that a few more friends are pregnant that I didn’t know about. Sweet). It’s been a really fun week besides the slight worry about weight gain.
Anyway, what do you worry about? I would love to know I’m not alone in my slight amount of crazy.