Friday, September 23, 2011

woman body.

some pregnancy gripes...

1) none of my clothes fit me! 
my maternity clothes seem to be too small now.
it's really hard to find things that fit me and aren't ugly or ridiculously expensive.
i've bought the basics from a few inexpensive places that carry maternity
(f21, h&m, target, old navy, motherhood)
but selection is either small, or most of their stuff is totally not my style.
it really is getting harder and harder to find a decent outfit each morning.

2) not sleeping very well!
i have ONE sleeping position to choose from that doesn't hurt.
i have to sleep on my left side each night.
sometimes it's hard to breathe,
 and my left arm falls asleep every night because i'm smushing it.
i'm up to about 4 bathroom trips per night.
it's pretty hard to do the roll to get up and out of bed!

3) lower back pain and the bottom of my feet always feel bruised!
it doesn't matter if i spent most of the day either sitting or standing.
i still feel the same toward the end of the day...achey.
i wish i had more time to take care of my body - exercise, naps & walks.
but i am still teaching full time and trying to keep up with photography...busy!

but there are lots of pregnancy bonuses too!

1) my mother-in-law's best friends threw me an amazing baby shower last night!
it was beautiful, and so thoughtful and sweet. i was just so overwhelmed.
will and i feel so loved and it is so nice to feel so much support.
i am slowly but surely getting ready for this baby to come into our home.

2) friendly strangers!
if everyone treated everyone like they were pregnant,
this world would be a better place!
yes, carry my groceries please, because they are big reusable bags,
and you filled them up with heavy milk, orange juice, and cans.
and thank you for all the smiles and friendly chit chat everyone!
always keeps me in a good mood when i have to run errands.

3) maternity leave in 7 weeks, if i can make it that far!
subs will take over my classes and i won't be responsible for them anymore,
and i should be done with all my photo editing by then.
i can just relax, hopefully make some baby bedding,
and get baby girl's nursery & all her clothes ready.
i am so looking forward to it!
then, to spend all my time with our little girl will be heaven!!!


  1. you are the cutest pregnant lady alive!!
    and i want that entire outfit- pregnant or not.
    where did you get that skirt from?

  2. You're bringing back memories of the last 8 weeks for me. I agree - it's hard finding cute maternity stuff when you just keep-getting-bigger!! Only a few more weeks and you'll want to get rid of your maternity clothes!! You'll be there soon. Try to relax as much as possible. Don't push yourself - your body won't let you even if you try!! :)And P.S. I LOVE your tummy. Wish so much I could see it in person!

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  4. you are so darling pregnant! Those drawbacs sound terrible :) at least there are some good things to balance them out

  5. Look like you found Destination Maternity store too. I was surprised that their stuff wasn't too ugly or expensive. Being pregnant isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Just a few more weeks!

  6. You look beautiful Jenn. You are almost at the finish line!-Jenna

  7. oh man!!!! i wish i looked as cute as you when i'm pregnant!!!! you're a doll!