That Kind Of Gal at Week 8


never thought I’d be the kind of woman so obsessed with being pregnant.  In fact, for a while during my early 20s I didn’t even think I wanted to have kids.  And I when I realized I did have kids, I convinced myself that I wouldn’t turn into one of those women whose pregnancy and subsequent child becomes all she can think and talk about.
But I have become one of those women. Truth be told, I don’t mind.
I love being pregnant.  And until I became pregnant, there was no way I could know that my body would change in ways I couldn’t control.  I didn’t know how encompassing the idea of being completely responsible for a little being growing inside my belly would be. How could I?
I also didn’t know that I would have such a hard time toughing it through the first trimester.  My big plans of daily workouts, jewelry projects, photography trips, all fall lower in priority to my ability, nay, uncontrollable urge to fall asleep instantaneously. All I really have time for these days is eating right, working, getting in the occasional walk, reading everything I can about healthy pregnancy, cleaning here and there (not doing a good job, btw) and falling asleep for 12+ hours a day.
Don’t get me wrong. I still keep up with current events, entertain friends and family in our home, do a lot of the things I used to.  Just less often, with less energy, and always considering what I can or cannot do with a bun in the oven.
Like tempt myself with sushi appetizers.  Or get riled up and angry about some ridiculous political issue.
So life has changed from hectic and constantly being productive and occasionally spontaneous to something like this:
Wake up. Make a healthy breakfast. Eat said breakfast. Contemplate packing a healthy lunch. Maybe packing said lunch. Getting ready for work. Talking to my friend CJ about his daughter, pregnancy related things and random topics during the drive to work.  Drinking as much water as possible. Working. Debating the best lunch for baby. Reading Tumblr and pregnancy website. Planning classes to take Occasionally shopping for pregnancy related items. Going home and contemplating a healthy dinner that will hit my prenatal nutrient goals. Picking up dinner or cooking it. Having a big glass of ice cold milk. Eating dinner. Taking prenatal vitamins. Rubbing body creams like Lansinoh and tummy butter on my body. Falling asleep. Waking up after napping for a couple hours. Going for a walk, reading or doing something else that needs to be done. Falling sleep again. Repeat.
Yeah, it’s like that. And I love it. Most of the time anyway.

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