Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Preggy Postings 5


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Due to insistent public demand (actually, more like by Petite Queen's request, hehe), I am bringing back my Preggy Postings. Turns out that some people actually like reading about my preggy whinings and rants. Well, good news to most of you -- I am past my ranting trimester and have settled into the more calm and "normal" phase of my pregnancy. I'm currently in my 4th month, and apart for my protruding belly, I feel i've gotten back most of what i would consider my normal self.

So what's new with the preggy me?
  • I went shopping (yet again) but this time for normal "non-pregnant" clothes (huh??). Yes, but pls understand, it's really a struggle to buy preggy clothes when most of the tops and bottoms were designed to already make way for the next 9 months. I've worn a few preggy clothes I bought from a cool maternity store called Gingersnaps. They've got gorgeous stuff which I drool over everytime I walk into their store. But their clothes are really quite steep, and I have a hard time reconciling in my mind how I can invest in clothes that I will most likely not wear after I give birth. Plus the fact that wearing full maternity clothes as early as now somehow gives people the impression that I'm already way into my 6th month -- not flattering to me at all! So what do I do when I fall in the "in-between" stages of the pregnancy look? I buy regular empire-cut tops (see sample photo. No, I didn't shop at Neiman Marcus!), which feel very comfortable for the protruding tummy, and I make sure I get the styles that I could still wear after I give birth :-)

  • Would you believe I also still wear my regular jeans? Yup, I do! I use my old jeans and attach The Belly Belt unto it. Believe me, it's a money-saver indeed! If maternity tops are expensive, well maternity bottoms are twice the price! Ok, it may seem weird to wear your pants open and have a garter keep the opening together. But between feeling weird but being able to carry the look AND not spending too much on something to me is not weird at all! I have a few of my old maternity pants from my pregnancy 7 years ago. Think I'd want to wear them now? Uh...no! I'd like to think that being pregnant means looking your best even when you don't exactly feel it. I look at my old maternity stuff and wonder, "what was I thinking when I bought this?".

  • I've been drinking LOTS of water lately. You cannot begin to imagine just how hot it is right now here in our country. Or maybe you can. But then, imagine feeling this hot AND being pregnant! Eh? Not a happy feeling...

  • I've finally started feeling the baby's kicks! Yup, only four months into my pregnancy and I can already feels the waves of movements across my belly. It's a wonderful feeling because I am more and more reassured that "it" is doing fine, is active and is, well, alive! A small downer though is that "it" is awake and kicking at night. Which meant that last night, I had trouble falling asleep. Every so often as I would settle into my calm, relaxed state, it would suddenly jerk inside me. It was fun feeling the movements, feeling it swim from side to side, giving a mild kick every now and then. It wasn't so fun after an hour of the same thing. It kept me awake 2 hours last night. The realization that this would keep up in the remaining five months is suddenly sinking in....
So this is me right now as I move into the 2nd trimester. I'm feeling a mixture of relief that the 1st trimester is over, and fear of what the 3rd trimester will bring. But it really is too early to think about what to expect in the next months. So i try to keep focused on how I can make the present a more relaxed and enjoyable time for the baby, for Allan, for Nicky and I. Armed with a tall glass of iced watermelon shake and my trusty Mac computer, I excitedly await what the next few months has in store for me :-).

11 comments:

minnie said...

Hi Sis... seems the baby has your sleeping habits...hehehe...

Petite Queen said...

Yeay!Preggy posting is back tis week!..:)..Missed it fer da past couple of weeks...lolx...Thanx fer ur advanced burfday wishes..I will make a few wishes on my burfday tom,one of it is tat ull get a baby girl tis time..:)

Viamarie said...

You're lucky to have beautiful fashionable preggy clothes available now unlike my time.

Your post is very interesting and informative so I guess you'll have to regularly put it up.

Trinity13 said...

Thanks for the update!

Btw, I've been shopping for maternity clothes at thrift stores...and I have found some excellent deals. I like going back in every few weeks since they always have new things come in. In fact, I just went yesterday and found two designer pairs of prego shorts for $3 a piece! I love it!!!

eph2810 said...

I enjoy reading your preggy posts. It is awesome to follow you along miles and miles away.
I think you are wise woman to make things work without spending too much money on maternity clothing.

Annette Burkett said...

I looped a rubber band through the buttonhole of my jeans and around the button! I'm sure the preggy belt is much more comfortable though. I wore regular clothes all the way up to almost my 7 month. That's so exciting to feel it kicking so soon! Sounds like you're going to have an energetic little one on your hands. You're worrying about later down the road it keeping you awake kicking...just wait for when it's 2 years old! Glad you're doing well!

Love ya,
Annette

Barbara said...

So cool - feeling the baby kick!

Dr.John said...

Good advice on going to a St.Vincent DePaul or Good Will store. Pregnancy clothes often end up there , even high end ones. People only need them for that short time.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's nice to hear. Imagine the status of your pregnancy is on insistent public demand. Great!

ribbiticus said...

i never even saw you in your first trim! aargh! let's hope i have better luck with the next two...:)

The White Rabbit said...

don't worry, me-an...with nicky, i think i saw her all of ONE time during the entire nine months! still a mystery to this day. so now, i'm making up for all those missed moments. we'll all get together soon, pwomise!