As my bowling ball belly has quickly grown into a basketball, I am feeling the pressure to get things done. Nine trash bags later, and a few trips to good will, our upstairs office is slowly being transformed into another bedroom, just in case we are still in our current house (fingers crossed we aren't) when we decide to move Addie into her own room. Another major hurdle crossed? Child birthing/child care class has been completed. One full Saturday and I am now even more aware of the
We also finished our Lactation Class which was actually pretty informative. And, can I add that mom's milk really does do a body good! (too much?) Anyway, we learned that not only does breastfeeding boost our babies immunity, but it also reduces the risk of childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, . It's also good for mom too! It reduces the risk for certain cancers and helps mom loose her baby weight faster, amongst other things. It's a win-win, that is IF we can get her to breastfeed. Wow have I heard some horror stories lately... Fingers crossed that breastfeeding goes smoothly as well!
By now I'm fully in maternity clothes and am actually finding them quite comfortable now that my belly is quite "large and in charge." (I seriously can't imagine that I have 9 more weeks of growing; they MUST have calculated her due date wrong) The only problem is that I had some issues shopping for my summer attire. While I typically wear cute little shorts, I just didn't feel it was appropriate as a pregnant woman. (plus you look really funny and off-balance with short shorts and a pregnant belly, trust me, I tried) However, the maternity summer shorts that are available, at least where I shopped, were, how do you say, laughable? I took Greg with me thinking that it would help to have a second opinion when it came to picking out my summer wardrobe, and he did help, it was just slightly humiliating at the same time. I have figured out that there is definitely a reason I wear shorter shorts, the longer ones make me look like an idiot. Yes, Greg did laugh a couple of times (trust me, it was warranted) as I tried on some pairs. Some came just above the knee, some hit mid-to-low thigh, all looked ridiculous. I just don't have the legs for it. I bought some out of desperation and after trying to wear them with an outfit one day, realized that Greg was not kidding when he told me they just didn't look right, and thus promptly returned them. On a good note, I've found that some old flowy skirts that I have held onto for years and some cotton dresses still fit! Yay!
|31 Weeks-is it me or|
does my belly looky pointy?