Monday, March 16, 2015

Week 22-UTAH!

As mentioned in my last post, we took a trip to Utah during Taylor's spring break! I was so grateful we got to take a trip home even just for a week. My sisters (and really all my family) threw a shower for me that I'll definitely post about later because it was super cute and perfect. People were so generous, and I loved being able to see so many people I grew up with and became friends with living in Provo for so long. We got a lot of stuff for baby girl, and it really made me feel like this is real, and that in just 4 short months we will have another little human living with us! 

Taylor hasn't been able to feel very many kicks so far (even though I am able to feel them all the time!), but this week he was able to feel his 3rd kick! Being pregnant can be kind of isolating in that it's just your body that is physically feeling the effects of growing a little person, so I love being able to share part of that with Taylor when he is able to feel her move. 

I feel like I am 99% back to normal eating-wise which is SO SO SO nice. I felt like a psycho person every time I went to eat because my appetite changed every meal for the first 20-ish weeks of pregnancy, which is a long time to not feel like yourself. I say I feel 99% normal because I didn't realize my gag reflex isn't quite normal until I went to change my nephew's diaper (let's just say it definitely wasn't #1). Normally diapers don't bug me, but I almost lost it, which was a nice little reminder that I'm still not my normal self, but that's OK because baby girl is worth it :) 

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Week 21-Pictureless

Week 21 came and went without me even thinking about taking a picture, but that's ok! Week 21 has kind of meshed with 20 and 22 (and, let's be honest, they probably all mesh together to most people, but the OCD in me can't skip a week). Week 21 is when I finally felt like I was "showing". Being pregnant is weird because it's a time when it's "free game" for people to comment on your physical appearance--tactfully or not. In my semantics and pragmatics class (shout out to Dr. Oaks) for my major at BYU, we talked about pregnancy being a time when people feel comfortable to talk to a complete stranger when normally we as humans keep to ourselves, as well as feeling like commenting about someone's body (and sometimes making physical contact (such as touching someone's stomach) is A-OK when normally those things aren't socially acceptable. The most frequent comment I hear nowadays when people hear that I'm expecting is, "you don't even look pregnant", which is understandable considering there are people as far along as I am who look way "more" pregnant, but in my head I think these people are crazy because I know my body well and know that I definitely do indeed look pregnant. But don't worry if you're one of these people, I'm not offended, I mostly just want people to know I didn't just let go of myself haha :).  I've been in maternity jeans for a while because I normally hate jeans in general because I like being comfy, but this week I started buying more maternity clothes, which really are so comfy and fun. No complaints over here!

We took a trip to Utah between this week and week 22. It was really, really nice to take a break from our busy and crazy lives in Houston and have a nice, slow-paced week in Provo. I really missed that place. We did plenty of eating that I'm sure I'll hear about at my next appointment :/.

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Week 20- GIRL!

Week 20 came and went, and now I feel like things are really getting real! We already revealed that we're having a baby girl , but here are the happenings from week 20! It's crazy that 20 weeks meant we hit the halfway mark! I'm trying to get on top of planning for and purchasing the big items we'll need since I'm guessing my energy levels are probably at their peak right now. It's been fun knowing we have a baby girl on her way because the planning really feels real and it's pretty fun! 

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