Monday, August 12, 2013

What to expect when you're expecting.....

So before I was pregnant I watched a movie that some of you might have heard of, What to Expect when you're Expecting. I thought to myself which of the two completely different characters would I be-the yoga, fitness exercise queen who wasn't expecting to get pregnant and has a perfect pregnancy and painless delivery, or the ultra prepared-for-motherhood woman who thinks pregnancy is this amazing trip but ends up going through all the junk things of pregnancy.  I'll elaborate on those. Disclaimer: I'm not complaining, this is just life and sometimes life isn't picture prefect.  You just have to laugh about it and move on.

Pregnancy prepares you for motherhood with a lack of sleep.  I read that you don't sleep comfortably in the last trimester,  well that's not what I'm experiencing.  I go to bed around 10, get up 3 to 4 times at night, then wake up at 7. All of this without alarms.   Oh a new development is getting up at 4:30 a.m. to eat my first breakfast.  This is definitely my husband's child.

Pregnancy prepares you for menopause.  You aren't prepared for the hot flashes or just being hot all the time.  I expected to be hot at the end, which didn't bother me because it would be the middle of winter.  But about a month ago I started getting really hot after a shower and thought the water must have been too warm. But now I can be doing anything and I'll feel like I'm sitting in a sauna. I don't get full sweats but I feel all 98 degrees of my body temperature.

So those two are definitely making me feel like pregnant woman number 2. But when I exercise I feel mentally like pregnant woman number 1. So if I exercise more it's supposed to take care of the sleeping problems,  so I'll let you know if that's true or not.
By the way it's a boy!

On to fiber related things I did start my cardigan. I'm almost down to joining for the body.

I also started an entrelac blanket in the nursery colors for my baby.  My hubby helped me pick out the colors, I have to say it was a sweet moment.

I've been making little booties, in boy and girl styles, for the Etsy shop.  Also with the addition of the knowledge that I'm having a boy you might see some pee pee teepees.