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.


  1. I'm really happy for you. My two cents. The women I have known that had their entire pregnancy planned were the ones who mother nature threw a curve ball. "I'm not having a cesarean" ends up being the one who has the cesarean. The women that just go along and embrace the experience are the ones, for the most part, who have uneventful pregnancies. Which ever you are, I hope for a healthy baby.

    1. Thanks, I definitely don't have everything planned out, so whatever happens happens. I'm going to just take things as they come.

  2. That is SO exciting!! A BOY!! I'm so happy for both of you! (all 3 of you!)
    As for being hot ...well, you put it up there, so did you expect NOT to get advice?? haha...I was due with all 3 of mine in winter and spent as much time as possible in a cool pool. Just sitting on the step up to my neck. If you have that opportunity, or a deep tub, I highly suggest it! Otherwise, those soft, pliant ice packs for the back of the neck. Buy 2 and rotate them.

    You'll be a fabulous mommy & 9 months passes in a flash, no matter what happens! ;-D

    1. Thanks for the advice, I think I might go get those ice packs for sure!i hope I'm a fabulous mommy!