Monday, October 27, 2014

A Pregnancy Unicorn

It was brought to my attention this weekend that I am a Pregnancy Unicorn. A dear friend of mine is due 3 months after us and was hoping to commiserate with me when we were together in Minneapolis this weekend, but I was a total let down.  Every gripe she had, I was all "oh, yeah, I didn't have that."

I'll be honest, I've noticed that I'm suuuuuuuper lucky this pregnancy. In fact, that's why I haven't been blogging about it. I mean, who wants to read a blog that's all sunshine and rainbows? No gross morning sickness stories, no terrible "I peed my pants when I sneezed" stories. That's BORING.

So I've been following this advice. I've been keeping calm, and I'm a pregnancy unicorn.  What does that mean exactly?
 - I didn't have Morning Sickness
 - Very limited food aversions (I wasn't big into chicken for a couple weeks and one week I couldn't stand the smell of cooking beef)
 - I magically lost 10lbs in the first trimester, probably because I was happy to eat all the new summer vegetables and started a new workout routine at Barre Code (yes, dr approved!)
 - I haven't broken out with acne
 - My boobs are bigger, but aside from some bra extenders, I haven't needed to buy all new bras
 - I have some fatigue, but for the most part, I have just as much energy as I did pre-pregnancy, although now that I pee 5x a night, I'm a bit more tired than earlier in the pregnancy
 - I started to really show, pretty late. So I have been able to wear a lot of my tops, and only had to buy all new maternity bottoms
- To date, I've gained 15 lbs, so I'm only really up 5 lb vs where I was pre-pregnancy
 - My worst symptoms have been: carpal tunnel, super tender boobs all first trimester, achey back, really gross gas (sorry, husband), snoring (sorry again, husband) and I'm just starting to get swelling in my hands and feet

Am I the only pregnancy unicorn out there?? How was your pregnancy?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Back to the Blog

Are you there readers? It's me, Kelsey.

I've been pretty MIA this year, and I have lots of excuses.
- I got a new job (Yay!)
- We're having a baby (Yay!)
- Pregnancy is tiring
- We have to retrain our dog (boo)

But the big one? I've been lazy. Instead of opening Blogger when I get home, I sit on FB or Pinterest, or don't even open my laptop.

It's been a big fat lazy summer, and before that, I was not in a great headspace - really stressed with my old job, stressed trying to find a new one, stressed about not getting pregnant right away. Stressed. Stressed. Stressed.

So now that fall is upon us, I wanted to ramp this bad boy back up.  No promises on 3-4 posts a week, but I'm going to set a very attainable goal of one per week until I get back in my blogging groove thang.

See you soon!