Pregnancy: The Worst of the Worst! (So Far!)

As of right now I am 24 weeks pregnant with a baby the size of an ear of corn shoved into my uterus! While it’s the most surreal, awesome experience I’ve even been through, it comes with a price!

My first trimester was pretty tough! I was sick all the time, all I wanted to do was sleep, and I was so moody I was annoying myself. I had high hopes for my second trimester! I haven’t been sick much, my appetite came back, and I perked up a whole lot! But I also started to notice a lot of embarrassing things that I have just have to deal with!

Sleep. 

Sleep sucks now. I wake up about every 2-3 hours to go pee which makes waking up in the morning extra difficult! I have always slept on my back, and now I suddenly cannot sleep on my back! I invested in a Snoogle and pregnancy wedge pretty early and I CANNOT sleep without them! But having to get up from the cocoon I’ve created to go pee really ruins it for me.

The Gas. 

The gas is super annoying. It’s an all day battle for me. I’m to the point where now I don’t really care and I’m tired of hiding it all the time or running away! I just let my freak flag fly when it comes to gas! Gas confuses me a little though, because I’m so constipated 90% of the time I don’t know if that’s what’s causing my gas or if it’s just my bun in the oven! Anyways, any pregnant person who tells you they don’t have gas or constipation is LYING! Husbands, boyfriends, and baby daddy’s, just pretend you didn’t hear it.

Sudden back fat?

Yes. Your back even gets fat when you’re pregnant and it’s super annoying! Apparently your back grows with your belly to help support it, but I would really like that to stop now!

The Back Pain.

The back pain is so terrible, I feel like I’m slowly being run over sometimes! Once the back pain starts, it won’t stop! So just lay down and suffer through! If your doctor says it’s okay, take a Tylenol if it’s getting really bad!

Sneezing/Laughing.

When I feel a sneeze coming on, I know i’m about to pee. I’m really considering wearing an adult diaper until I have the little guy. The other day I sneezed so hard I scared my baby, he kicked my bladder so hard I peed my pants! Laughing is awful to! I always laugh so hard that I pee my pants a little. It makes watching SNL really difficult now!

Boobs.

This is usually most peoples favorite part of pregnancy but not when you have huge boobies to begin with. I was a full DD before I got pregnant and 24 weeks in, I’m a full DDD! And they’re only getting bigger…. 😦 It also doesn’t help with the back pain that they’re getting bigger and bigger everyday! My boobs are getting giant… #whitepeopleprobs

Sono Pictures.

I was so excited to get my first sono I thought I was going to lose it! But when my pictures got printed, I really thought something was wrong with me, because I didn’t see a cute little baby. All I saw was this weird grayish blob that may or may not be in the form of a really small baby! My second sono I was pumped! My baby was bigger, I was going to be able to really see all his features and he was actually going to look like a human. Not the case. One of my sono pictures looks like there’s an ostrich inside me. Another looks like my baby is possessed by the devil and like he’s trying to chew his way out. Ultimate fail for me.

Other People’s Opinions. 

Look person behind me in Starbucks, I’m getting a half decaf, half regular latte I don’t need you to tell me “pregnant people aren’t suppose to drink caffeine.” I know you’re not suppose to drink a ton of caffeine during pregnancy, but 100-200 milligrams isn’t going to do much damage to me. If one more person asks me “can you eat that?” or “should you be eating that?” will get a swift kick to the groin by me.

One thing I’ve really learned is that everyone is different! No two bodies are exactly the same! If your doctor says your healthy, don’t be so hard on yourself when you see someone who was 100 pounds before they got pregnant, only gained 15 pounds their entire pregnancy. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! Yeah, you don’t want to gain a ton of weight, but don’t starve yourself because you’re insecure. You’re going to gain weight. You’re going to swell. Your wedding ring isn’t going to fit after a while. and yes, you probably will take a huge dump when you’re having your baby. BUT WHO CARES! This is your time! Yeah, all this stuff really sucks! Your body going through a major change really sucks, feeling like a 100 year old woman because you’re constantly peeing your pants and farting really sucks! But that’s what makes pregnancy so fun! It’s funny to laugh at yourself when you pee a little, it’s the only time someone won’t judge you for doing it… Remember that!

When it comes to diet during pregnancy, my only advice is don’t go to cray on the sugar. You don’t want to put yourself at risk for gestational diabetes. Also, try to eat some veggies during the day! It’ll help your sanity. Also, take a walk.

Don’t blame yourself for things that are out of your control! The biggest thing I’ve struggled with so far is weight gain. I seriously think about it all day long. I feel like I should constantly be moving around and doing workouts by my desk. I blamed myself for gaining weight and constantly think everyone thinks I’m just a short little fat girl. I really have to think about not calling myself fat, not getting so down on myself, and quit crying about it all the dang time!

Just remember pregnancy is a beautiful thing and it’s a ton of fun! Think of all the cute clothes you get to buy for yourself and baby! 🙂

xoxo Audrey

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Yay for Babies! and Baby Beauty Products!

Hello all!

2015 is here! We have 360 days to make changes, improvements, or not do anything at all! I always find it so weird that people wait an entire year to make a change! ha.. oh well! 🙂

Anyways! 2015 is going to be a HUGE year for my husband and I because we’re having a baby! I’m due July 2015 and currently 14 weeks pregnant!

As soon as I found out I was pregnant I had to make a change in my beauty routine skincare wise!

First off, my regular body lotion WAS NOT cutting it for me anymore! My skin is so dry, tight, and itchy all the time I need to use the thickest body lotion I can find! I’ve been using a variety of different body butters for whatever mood I’m in, and how dry my skin is!

My go to is usually the Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Butter. bodybutter

This is such a great daytime moisturizer for me right now. This sinks into my skin quickly so it doesn’t smear all over my clothes, it keeps me moisturized all day, and it smells so good! I don’t think I have ever bought one of these full price, BBW always has a sale or a coupon so keep your eyes peeled! 🙂

Before I go to bed I like to use an oil based balm that is much thicker than a regular body butter. I got the Biggs and Featherbelle Belly Balm for Christmas and I have not stopped using it since! big-bell-2

It’s very thick and exactly what it says it is, a balm! It’s so hydrating and just feels so good to use after I get out of the shower and about to hop into bed! It doesn’t transfer onto my sheets or anything and doesn’t leave me feeling like a grease ball! I never feel itchy after using this and I don’t even feel the need to put any moisturizer on in the morning (but i still do!).

I carry around the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks around in my purse!

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I like to keep this with me if my skin feels extra dry while I’m running errands or at work! This is just an easy body cream. I like this rather than the regular lotion because it’s a bit thicker and you have more control over how much product you use.

I got a gift set of the Mama Mio skin care favorites for Christmas. I haven’t tried everything in the kit yet, but I have tried the Mama Mio Glamorous Glow Facial Wash. mamamio

I love this stuff! It seriously leaves your skin glowing! I use this with my Clarisonic and it’s been a dream for my skin! I haven’t broken out at all since using this cleanser. I use this after all my makeup is off that way it can really reach into my pores and I can get a deep clean out of it!

These are the products I have been loving so far! I’m sure my routine will change once I get bigger! My biggest advice to you if you are pregnant is to moisturize your skin! If you don’t want stretch marks or really want to cut down on the stretch marks, you need to moisturize your skin properly!

What products did you use when you were pregnant?! I would love to hear about some of them!

xoxo,

Audrey