This week on the blog is Baby "no-I'm-not-pregnant-in-honor-of-Mason's-birthday" Week! whew.
* warning - a few of these weeks posts are quite lengthy *
I didn't have this blog when I was pregnant so I never got to show updates or bump pics. So since Mason is turning 3 (picture me crying in a corner) Friday, I figured I would share some things.
The first blog I ever had was for my pregnancy but it was for family. If you really like this kind of stuff you can read all the posts here.
Alright here we go....
I have seen this a lot on people's blogs (changed to fit me) -
Maternity clothes? I loved maternity
clothes. Maternity jeans? best thing
ever. I won't lie, I used them till up to
a year after having Mason. they are
sweats that look like jeans.
Stretch marks? Oh yeah. I'm not one
of those fortunate ones. My sister
during her 2nd pregnancy finally got
some and isn't half bad as the ones I
have now. Bitch.
Sleep? Sucked. I had to pee
constantly. I would literally go to the
bathroom, walk out and turn around
and walk right back in. At one point I
slept in a recliner. It was horrible.
Miss anything? Totally missed
drinking. Not going to lie.
Movement? Loved it at first...and then
since he was HUGE I thought he was
going to bust out of my stomach.
Food cravings? Non-pregnant? I lean
sugar, sugar. Cookies, Ice Cream,
Anything making you queasy or
sick? First trimester I barely ate at all.
Nothing sounded good. Then the things
I still can't eat after having Mason?
Sun-dried tomatoes. They still make
Labor Signs? I had maybe one or two
Braxton Hicks...other than that I never
had labor signs.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I didn't
want to risk them being cut off so I
nixed them second trimester.
Mood? Exhausted and clingy. I am not
a cuddle person but while pregnant I
drove Guss crazy by clinging to him.
Some important notes of my pregnancy.
* Gestational diabetes. Not going to
lie...it sucks. Especially if you are
pregnant girl who craves sweets.
* Around 36 weeks we discovered Mason was breech. We were offered an external version but opted out. I heard it was super painful and not even guaranteed. And (as you will read in my birth story) he was too big anyways.
* We had three names ready to go - Emerson, Weston, and Mason. I still love Emerson and always have and I didn't like the nickname Wes.
Now, some bump pictures
19 Week ultrasound. He looks like a kangaroo!
32 Weeks - totally popped.
39 Weeks. The morning he was born.
Things I don't miss about being pregnant: * hormones * constipation * horrible acid in the throat * the diabetes * tired * out of breath easy * gigantic boobs * not being able to drink or eat certain things.
Things I miss: * his (non-painful) movements * ultrasounds/heartbeat * people being nice to me (helping you and giving you exceptions) * before the diabetes, eating what I wanted.
Tomorrow...Birth Story Part I. Mine is a bit unique because I had a scheduled C-Section. Come back! :)