I just wanted to let ya all know what we are up to. I am 18 weeks along and getting more and more excited. We get to find out what we are having on Friday- Yeah, I know ONLY two days. I hope the babe cooperates. I am ready to get past this not knowing, and I wonder how do people NOT find out?
I think I could only do that if I already had a boy and girl, but really I would still find out because I am a chronic planner. I can’t even allow myself to think of names…
I just NEED to know first.
Meanwhile, I got 2 huge boxes of maternity clothes from all my wonderful sisters.
I tried on everything, and yes, if I wanted to see the full effect, I occasionally stuffed a pillow up my shirt. (But I’m telling ya, it just isn’t the same as that cute round belly!)
For the last few weeks, I have been getting excited to start showing. I still haven’t gained a single pound, I’ve lost a few. But surprisingly, when I decided I hated having the maternity clothes just laying on a chair in my room and that I needed to hang them up, and that I could do it without throwing up, I decided to, just hang them up.
Well this required some cleaning out, in order to fit them in. I decided to try on all my pants. Just to see if some where too tight, and could be folded on a shelf until, well -whenever I can get them back on.
Now mind you, I have been wearing 5 or 6 pairs of my favorite pants pretty much day in and out, and can still button them no problems. But the other 25 pairs of pants… (I know I have too many clothes) there was a good inch and a half of space between the button.
I didn’t even really notice. But then the other day I took a shower and was really looking at my side profile in the mirror, and there is most definitely a roundish little belly beginning.
I am SO excited!!!
But what is funny is when I mention that I can’t wait to start wearing my 2 boxes of maternity clothes, everyone is so negative to me. “Oh you’ll hate those just give it time.” Well I assure you I have some good selections to choose from, and I plan on getting a few more pieces that I love. And I plan on looking dang cute!
Whenever I say I can’t wait to start showing, all I get is the “Oh you’ll wish you weren’t as soon as you do!” And so I ask,
What is up with all the negativity?
Why can’t I be excited to look pregnant? And wear my maternity clothes without being put down.
Granted throwing up for 3 months 8 times a day was not fun, I did complain a bit, but I was still thankful and happy to be pregnant. And strangely every time I threw up- I was somewhat glad to know that everything was still going strong.
And now that I am not throwing up- I am happy to be able to clean my house and dream about wearing my maternity clothes and let my husband feel the baby kick.
I will even deal with the swollen ankles and cheeks.
But please just let me be happy- no negative comments, and I will try to keep it that way too. I’ve been waiting a long time to be kicked in the ribs, have horrible heartburn, deal with the swollen ankles and cheeks, and I AM HAPPY ABOUT IT!
P.S. I’ll try to get some good swollen ankle pictures at some point! For now I found this one online! Bring it on.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.