24 Week Pregnancy Update
Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe I’m entering 2017 with a nice round belly. Time is flying by and I’m already 6 months, where does the time go?! I’m so excited to finally start my “Style The Bump” Series which will go live every Monday from now until I pop. I’m getting noticeably bigger and thought that it would be a perfect time to create this weekly series. Since today will be the first post, I figured I would chat a little bit about my monthly pregnancy update as well. Things are drastically changing with my body and I need to tell someone about it so let’s do this.
I’m not talking about pampers for the baby I’m talking old lady depends over here. Every time I laugh, cough or sneeze I find myself clinching my muscles so tight so I don’t pee on myself. I mean, when the hell did this happen? This is something completely new to me as this didn’t happen the first time around. Who wants to laugh and then pee on themselves, certainly not me, a grown adult. Maybe this is a little TMI but I like to think were all pretty close and this is something that needs to be discussed. My muscles are weak and I’m torn between wearing a panty liner or sitting at my desk performing hourly kegel exercises. I’ve heard this is perfectly normal but not in my world and now I’m trying to figure out how to handle it. Has this happened to anyone else and Is this something that is permanent?
So apparently I’m loosey goosey and not in a yogi way. My round ligaments are loose and stretching at rapid speeds. During my first pregnancy I suffered from loose ligaments under my belly on the right side. I couldn’t walk for more than 30 minutes without them aching in pain. Fast forward to now and the pain is back but affecting my lower back. If I step to abruptly I will feel a sharp pain on my lower left hand side of my back which is killer. You know I run to the gym every time I feel my body falling apart and I figured I need to strength train my back a little more to help with the aches. Sure enough, the exercises have improved my issues and as long as I’m doing a weekly routine, I’m hoping to keep this under control. I will be rolling out my pregnancy workout this month and bringing back my #ScoutFit routine so stay tuned.
Let’s talk sleep! I’m a stomach sleeper and now I have a bump that is keeping me from enjoying my favorite sleep position. I’m basically miserable with all the tossing and turning and I had to run out and purchase a new pregnancy pillow. I’m obsessed with this thing and can’t seem to get comfortable without it. I replaced my hubby with this pillow and I’m extremely satisfied to say the least. It hugs my body and sits under my belly so I’m able to get a little sleep at night. My only issue is sitting up in the middle of the night for bathroom breaks.
OMG, who am I?! I can’t lie, I’m actually an extremely moody person but have turned sweet over the past few years . When I was pregnant with LS I became this holy Mother Theresa who was sympathetic towards everyone and took a moment to listen to other people’s problems. I cried easily when watching those ASPCA commercials and I wanted to be a humanitarian. My friends thought I was extremely ill and wanted to check me into a mental institution. After Scout was born, I learned how to be more patient and took my time with people who I thought had zero common sense. Let’s fast forward to now, six months into my second pregnancy and I have reverted back to my 22 year-old self. I’m the cranky New Yorker who has zero patience and I’m always in a rush even if I have nowhere to go. I’m annoyed if someone stares at me and I’m threatening people in my mind if they don’t offer me a seat on the train. Some mornings I’m pleasant and the next, I’m screaming at my poor baby daddy for cleaning up my makeup counter. I’ll be honest his OCD cleaning habit drives me insane. I would just like my clutter to stay where I leave it. I like to think of it as an organized mess. See what I mean, I’m nuts! My mood swings are in full form and I put myself on probation from talking to certain people in my life so I don’t go all psycho crazy nut bag on them. This is my reality of being pregnant the second time around.
I have managed to meditate two times a day for 5-10 minutes just to help with my raging hormones who have me feeling like I’m living in someone else’s body. It’s helped tremendously and I highly recommend it even if you can only squeeze in 3 minutes a day, that’s a start!
Let’s chat a little about today’s style. I have yet to buy maternity clothes and I’m still squeezing into my pants. These faux leather leggings have an elastic band which is perfect for sitting under my belly and luckily I don’t have to trade in my accessories such as this new YSL wallet on chain that I’m obsessed with it! Check it out here .
Comfort is key during pregnancy but I still want to be the hot pregnant chick, I can’t lie. I love heels and the way they accentuate my long legs. I find it incredibly sexy to throw them on when you have a bump but it’s not something I can wear everyday. Today’s obsession is this bomber that I recently purchased. The color and the patchwork will fit into my wardrobe seamlessly and it can be dressed up or down. I will be adding this jacket to my Youtube look book so stay tuned for this versatile piece and shop it here.