My little baby bump! We’ve been taking photos each week since I was six weeks pregnant. I bought these vintage number blocks from Etsy to notate the weeks. I didn’t think I would notice a difference so soon, but here it is!
This week I’m feeling much better. I’m actually feeling hungry again instead of just sick. I can’t eat as much as I used to per meal, but I have way more little meals throughout the day. According to my scale, I haven’t really gained any weight. I lost some weight at first and then gained it back. I think it’s all just redistributing.
I’ve been wearing maternity pants for about a week now and they are AMAZING. All pants should have a huge elastic waist instead of buttons. I’ve always wondered how pregnant ladies kept their pants in place, and now I know.
Each week I want to post a little update about how things are changing. I recently read an article on TheBump about over sharing about pregnancy and baby. I feel that people talking about the weird or hard stuff brings information out of the closet and can help anyone feeling confused, scared, or alone while going through these totally normal changes. The more women talk about the hard stuff, the less stigmatized it becomes. And if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Until I got pregnant, I didn’t read all the detailed baby stuff on friend’s blogs, but I’m sure glad it’s there now! I won’t be posting any graphic birth photos, but I will use my blog as a public journal for how I’m feeling and what is changing in my life.
I’m so proud to be pregnant and on the brink of parenthood and very happy any information I need on the subject is available from real women talking about it publicly online.
Ok. End PSA.
Note: Marco likes to take the photo when I breathe in so my belly looks a bit bigger than it really is.