Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2 days!!!

My anatomy scan is in 2 days!! The primary reason for this ultrasound is, of course, to make sure that the baby is growing and healthy. I'm feeling pretty positive about this- all signs point to a healthy baby so far- good strong heartbeat, LOTS of movement, and my general good health.
Of course the plus side to this scan is that we will hopefully find out whether we are having a boy or a girl!! (Provided that the baby cooperates- it wouldn't surprise me at all if it crosses its legs just to torment me!)
I'm finding the wait this week to be rather difficult!
My guess is a boy, which is what my Mom is guessing as well. My dad and aunt are guessing girl. Benjy has no guess, or is at least not telling me what he thinks.
So, any guesses? :) I like hearing guesses- it amuses me!
I think that I tend to gravitate towards gender neutral clothes and baby stuff b/c I like the idea of being able to reuse stuff for the next baby, regardless of gender- and I gravitate towards themes of animals and travel in terms of baby decor, so I'm hoping I don't end up with a giant explosion of pink or blue once stuff once I know the gender. (That being said, I would totally put a little girl in blue stuff- it's been my favorite color since I was tiny!)
Also, I found a T-shirt w/ a Viking on it and promptly told Benjy that Vikings are totally gender neutral- haha!
I mean seriously, I can imagine a Viking shirt w/ a tutu looking pretty cool! Sadly, it sold out in a hot minute.

My first Mother's Day weekend was awesome. Benjy and I stayed at a B&B in the White Mountains and went hiking. The hikes we went on were gorgeous and we were able to see lots of waterfalls, cascades, and rapids thanks to the Spring Thaw. It was amazing. I've learned that being pretty active in this pregnancy makes me feel the best- when I don't at least go on walks and do yoga, I feel SO sluggish. Fortunately, the weather is getting nicer and nicer, so walking in the evening is a real treat. It's definitely preferable to hitting the treadmill when it's freezing outside! Yoga is always wonderful. :) So my goal for the next 5ish months is to get outside as much as I can!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A not entirely practical list of things I want to wear while I'm pregnant

Some days, I really want to shop. Making a fantasy list helps me avoid needlessly spending money. Some of these things are remotely practical, but I will certainly not be getting everything on this list. :)

Also, I'm entirely sure this post is NOT what my mother had in mind when she said I should blog more about my pregnancy. :)

A long, hippy skirt to wear low on my hips with a long tank top.

More maxi dresses- mind you, I already have 3...

Something galaxy print- I'm obsessing over all the DIY stuff from this post on buzzfeed, so I may try to get an oversized black shirt from goodwill and DIY it.

Also, I found this shirt on amazon (galaxy print w/ a giant, crowned cat! OMG!) and I'm trying really hard not to buy it and wear it every day for the next two weeks at which point I'm sure I'll outgrow it.

Birkenstock clogs- since bending down is quickly becoming uncomfortable.

Converse- slip ons for the same reason as the Birks. Space print high tops b/c I'm obsessed.

Zip Front Hoodies- b/c my pullover hoodies aren't going to fit forever...

A maternity chambray shirt that isn't annoyingly gathered within an inch of it's life. (Can't even find a link for this one!)

Givenchy Dahlia Noir Perfume. Love love love love love. Though I hate it when I fall for pricey scents. I blame Sephora free samples for this!