Gahhh I can't believe that I'm already in week 15 of this pregnancy! Time has been flying by and baby is growing up a storm.
Matt and I (being the overachievers that we are) have already been adding things to the registry and picking out colors for the babies room. I'm super obsessed with the theme I've chosen and I know our little man is going to love it!
Now, that the first trimester is over, I feel like we have finally had a chance to really let it sink in that we are going to be parents. Sometimes it feels like such a foreign concept to me, while other times it will hit me and I'll be like "Holy crap! I'm going to be a mom!"
Sometimes it's tough for me to move past that "just do it" mentality that pushed me to workout when I didn't feel like it in days past, but I'm doing my best to embrace this new phase with open arms.
I like to think this is our little man's way of helping me conserve energy until he gets here....I'm betting he is going to be an active little guy!
I've also steadily been gaining weight and the baby bump is starting to show. This has also been pretty tough on me, since my prior mentality was always one of "if I'm gaining weight then my hormones must be off."
My confidence has taken a hit and that has been a big surprise to me. I thought I was doing pretty good in the body confidence sector but it looks like baby is showing me that I still have work to do! I've also been shocked at the amount of pressure and propaganda that even pregnant women face to look a certain way!
It's like...ok so you are allowed to have that baby bump now...but you better not show that pregnancy anywhere else....SO FREAKING RIDICULOUS! Apparently the goal is to not look pregnant if someone is looking at you from behind...total BS in my humble opinion. It's like...you can gain weight...but not too much. Society apparently still loves to dictate to us what looks "perfect" even with something so beautiful and unique as pregnancy.
So if you are a pregnant mama-to-be...here is me giving you 100% permission to start an unfollow fest and to put blinders on to anyone (aside from your doctor) that is telling you what you "should look like" or what's "right for pregnancy." Give the big middle finger to any posts that make you feel that you are anything but absolutely extraordinary and gorgeous....I mean...you are growing a freaking human from darn sakes!
I promise I'll stop the rant there but I do feel that there is some serious body positivity activism that needs to happen in the preggo mama industry and I won't promise that this is the last time I'll mention it.
At 15 weeks, I'm also in the awkward phase of my regular clothes not fitting so well and maternity clothes not fitting quite right either. Leggings have definitely become my friend and thank goddess for the comfy swingy dress trend!
Potatoes continue to be my favorite thing ever....although I'm very picky about the preparation....Fries and Roasted Potatoes only please...and thank you.
For some reason, I've absolutely loved and had no issues with potatoes throughout this entire pregnancy...any other food has either been a hit or a miss.
I'm continuing to eat veggies and fruits (although sometimes not as often as I would like) and I get unreasonably excited for our weekend breakfast dates....uhhemmm gluten free pancakes anyone?
Matt continues to be amazingly supportive and the total rockstar of a husband he is...despite his hectic work schedule and the puppy dogs continue to lavish lots of love when they can. I also continue to send loving energy to our baby each night and am slowly getting used to the pregnancy pillow.
I'm so grateful to you, dear reader for taking the time to support my blog and I will do my best to continue to share the simple, authentic, raw story of this pregnancy with you all! Until next time!
- Megan V.