Why oh why did I wait so long to wear maternity clothes?
We were allowed to wear shorts at work today if we donated $5 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society in support of our Team in Training Employees. (Shorts and donating money to a good cause that has to do with running? Best $5 ever spent.)
As I don't own many "work appropriate" shorts, I decided to take a peek in the tub of maternity clothes my sister gave me. I found these shorts, pulled them on, and my life is now changed. These are so comfortable and stretch right around my growing belly. No buttons or zippers, just a stretchy material to pull all the way up to my armpits. They remind me of pajama jeans, but I don't care. I plan on buying maternity clothes even when I am not pregnant. Now my secret is out.
While I was digging through the tub I found so many other cute options. Then, last night my friend Aubrey (who had her baby a few weeks after Jessie) dropped off another huge tub of clothes. I cannot wait to try them all on. I seriously feel like I just went shopping for the first day of school and have a ton of options for the next few months.
Other 19 week updates:
- I am feeling Margaret move all the time now. It is weird how something could have changed in the baby so fast that one day I didn't feel anything, and 3 days later I feel it every 20 minutes. This might sound weird, but the movement makes me very aware that there is another hollow part of my body that I am not used to being there. I am sure I will miss that feeling when Margaret continues to grow and my uterus becomes less hollow. Although this is really exciting, I now have something new to worry about. I will randomly start to worry if I haven't felt the baby move in a few hours. Again, this is probably the least I will worry about this baby for my entire life. How mind blowing is that?
- We have an ultrasound next week!!! I think Dan is pulling some strings at work so he can come and I cannot wait! We will get the "blinded" information on Margaret's gender then, but aren't going to actually find out if it is a boy or a girl at our gender reveal party, which I am planning for later in August. Such a long time to wait! I hope I don't try to un-blind anything. Hehehe. Right now I am thinking boy and Dan thinks girl. I want to do all of the other "old wives' tale" tests first.
- Vegetables are back to sounding bleh. I thought I was over that? Except for broccoli. Broccoli sounds fantastic.
- I am starting to feel slightly uncomfortable when trying to lie down and sleep. Dan says he can't really tell a difference by how soon I start snoring, but I think there is a definite delay.
- Someone actually saw me and touched my belly! When I met my friends for dinner on Saturday night, Brady (who hadn't seen me in a few months) gave my belly a nice and sturdy pat. I was so excited, but I tried not to make too big of a deal out of it and freak him out. What I wanted to do was jump up and down and tell him he was the first one to "touch" the baby and give him some sort of prize.
- Yesterday I was buying a watermelon at Whole Foods and the girl at the register made a comment about how big it was and said, “This can be your baby.” I told her I already had one growing and patted my belly and she gave me this weirdly uncomfortable look like was sorry she had said something wrong. Poor thing.
In My Belly
Breakfast – last of the cereal
Lunch – grilled chicken on wheat and fried zucchini. I am now motivated to make the faux fried version at home.
Dan is a genius in the kitchen. I laid out chicken for dinner and asked him to come up with something good. He found a jar of Alfredo sauce in the pantry and said he was making Cajun pasta.
Also in the mix – celery, onion, Anaheim peppers and a red pepper from our garden.
Dessert – a late night Blue Bell emergency trip to the grocery store.
I ran 3 miles for the first time in at least a week and a half while reading Insurgent – the follow-up to Divergent. It was challenging, but not too hard and I LOVED the endorphin kick at the end.
Thought for the day