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Baby Stuff // 1

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Maybe because you have inquiring minds? Maybe because I’m an oversharer? Or maybe because I didn’t have anything else better to say today? Who knows. But this is what’s going on with me and the little buddy this week. xoxo

WEEK 18.

EATING fruit. Just fruit, all day long. I’ve been going through about one watermelon a week (literally taking a break to go to the fridge right now for a bite… okay I’m back) along with lots of berries. It’s a chore to eat veggies but you gotta do what you gotta do.

DRINKING water. Oh my gosh the water. There’s probably a swimming pool in my stomach. Upside — I think it’s helping clear my skin, which has been a major bugger.

READING Bringing Up Bébé

WANTING the reflux to stop. My esophagus feels like a lava lamp.

SLEEPING with more and more pillows every night. We’re up to three now. At this rate, I’ll need a pillow budget for the third trimester.

WEARING anything that’s stretchy! For the first few weeks I was wearing loose tops and trying to hide the squishy non-bump bump, but now that it’s a little bigger I actually look less fat in tighter stuff. Go figure.

FEELING ready for the next phase — a new place to live, a focus on the new little buddy, new adventures.

LOVING when Mr. Lovely puts his hand on the bump. It always catches me by surprise because I forget it’s there. Baby is just kind of a concept right now so anything that makes it feel more real sometimes catches me off guard.

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21 thoughts on “Baby Stuff // 1

  1. Isn’t this such an amazing time? The good and the uncomfortable, it never ceased to amaze me how incredible our bodies are. I loved being pregnant and I must say, I’m impressed you are eating so much fruit! I wanted to eat healthy, but craved things like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! I DO hope the reflux eases up, but I can’t say I experienced that until baby was out!

  2. I’ve heard that bump nest makes really great pregnancy pillows and a lot of women use them after they are pregnant as well. They sell them online at their own shop (bumpnest.com) and at Nordstrom. They cost $99 but are huge looking. I haven’t seen one in person but I hear they are awesome. I’m not even pregnant but have huge back issues and use pillows to prop myself up all the time. I’m thinking about getting one for myself.

    1. Yes! My sister actually gave me a pregnancy pillow but I’m having trouble adjusting to it. Maybe it’s the shape? I should check out BumpNest too!

  3. So fun for you to share this stuff! I HAD to have strawberries my first pregnancy. And having a baby didn’t become real to me until he came out. I mean, how do you really wrap your head around the fact that you are growing a human in your stomach?!

  4. Just hitting week 21 and I’m feeling/eating/sleeping exactly the same! All watermelon all the time. Wanted to leave a note because I’ve been dealing with pregnancy skin issues too and found something that’s helped really quickly. Have you tried using Raw Manuka Honey on your face? It’s amazing! I’ve been using it nightly, as a mask, before going to sleep and it’s almost completely cleared up my skin. Hope you continue to feel good!

    1. Thanks so much for the tip, Erica! Definitely going to try your honey trick. Do you just leave it on for a few minutes and rinse with warm water to get it off?

      1. I’ve been using it like a mask when I have time. I leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse. Otherwise, I just use it as a regular face wash. Hope it helps!

  5. I remember that! With my first pregnancy, it was all about the pregnancy, what it does to your body, etc. The minute that little one arrived, it was definitely all about the baby!! Never having experienced having children, I was unprepared for the overwhelming love! It’s gonna be soooooo good! <3 <3 <3

  6. I had a very good pregnancy so I loved this period. Part of it was during summer and we were on the beach every now and then. I remember feeling as confident as ever..How strange is that?

  7. Fruit is totally my craving too! First it was grapefruit. I literally ate 3 in a row for dinner one night. More recently, it has been nectarines. Watermelon sounds pretty good too though…

  8. I’ve been eating tons of watermelon and cantelope too!! And now it’s all about the berries…blueberries, strawberries, etc. These babies sure love their fruit!

  9. I could not have made it through without my Mumanu pillow! Sorry I’m going to sound like an infomercial now! I researched pillows a lot before I really needed one, and I decided I didn’t want one of those huge, snake-like pillows taking up the whole bed (and separating my husband from me). The Mumanu was great cuz it’s inflatable so you can adjust it to the leg height that’s most comfortable for you (and yes, it sometimes changed mid-night!) and it really helped my hips (which I had issues with pre-pregnancy). I just had that pillow and a smaller, angled one for under the bump later on (not the one they sell, just a small… stuffed owl, actually!). And I didn’t smush my husband out once during the whole pregnancy! 😉

  10. I am loving this! First of all, I totally put people “on hold” when I write letters if I switch pens or something. Hysterical. And I love your lava lamp esophagus. Ha!

  11. Chelsea, being a new mom as of 8 1/2 months ago, I can assure you, the reality of him/her, (and as of today I hear it’s a him, congrats!!!), is very fluid. I’ve said that I really don’t think being a mother will truly hit until my little one looks me in the eyes and recognizes me as “ma ma”. Any day now! xoxo

  12. Absolutely love reading these, I’m fairly new to your blog and still have some time before the mister and I start having little ones. But it’s just a great idea, I know of people who have kept journals they can write it, but I like it as a blogging idea too!

    Congrats on the little one, look forward to reading more!

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