The other day I looked back in the TPL archives to read 20 Weeks! A Cantaloupe! - a chronicle of how I was feeling at the midpoint of my last pregnancy. Looking back all I really remember about that point was that someone made a comment to me about how big my stomach was, and I will never forget it. It hurt my feelings so much at the time, and I spent the entire pregnancy stressing about how large I was. Looking back at the post, I really think I looked fine, and hate that I let it upset me so much. It's such a new experience to watch your body grow larger and larger with no idea if it will stop/when you will finally explode. :)
Last pregnancy I wore a lot of maternity clothes that were pretty tight, and I think it opened me up to more criticism. This pregnancy I've really embraced the leggings with a dress look, and the results are so much better. Everyone has been so kind to me telling me I look great, which has really helped my self confidence. My entire attitude about this pregnancy is better as a result. I've gotten a few investment pieces from Hatch, which is an awesome brand. They make clothes that work before, during and after pregnancy, so it's easier to make the investment.
As far a pregnancy cravings so, I still maintain they are kind of a myth. It's true I've still been eating a ton of fruit (see last pregnancy's cravings), and my coffee cups of ice cream are more frequent than usual, but there's never been a middle of the night panicked grocery store run. I'm more of a pregnancy aversion kind of girl and haven't had any red meat or peppers in months!
My favorite part of this pregnancy has been dreaming about our little girl's nursery.
I'm obsessed with this rug for her nursery, even thought I haven't actually hit "order" yet. I really like orange, but I think pink belongs in a little girl's room, so this seems like the perfect tie-together.
I've also started the obligatory pinterest board of all the nursery items I love. Here are a few of my favorites.
I got so into thinking about the baby's room, I even cracked out my painting supplies for the first time in 5 years...
I was so inspired, I followed it up with a second painting...
I'm praying the last part of this pregnancy goes smoothly, and she's here before we know it!