Today I am saying goodbye to all the clothes that won't fit me anymore--at least for the next several months. It feels great because now I won't have to look at them in my closet anymore and miss them, and it always feels good to have plenty of space in my drawers! My motivation: all my new maternity clothes. I'm blessed to have a generous aunt in the area who just had a baby, so she passed on her stylish maternity wardrobe to me. The amount of maternity clothing I have now is slightly shocking! I feel very prepared and organized now.
I KNOW it is my moral obligation to put a picture on here of my pregnant self. It's what pregnant women DO. It just feels so awkward, especially if I try to take one myself. Someday I'll force Kyle to do it and then we'll see if it gets posted. I wish I was one of those Every Single Week pregnant picture posters, it just turns out that I am not. Originally Kyle felt strongly about photographically documenting the pregnancy...but we just never got around to it. I think a lot of the motivation fled when I started feeling awful all the time. Now that I feel pretty good during the day (just not at night, when the migraines/heartburn/back pain/various other maladies strike) we should try again to care.
ANYWAYS I am actually feeling really great and having fun. My sleep schedule isn't as terrible as it's been, so I wake up and feel human and am able to go to sleep when Kyle does usually! That is a HUGE deal and makes me really happy. I work on some baby room projects while Eliza takes her nap (I am back to watching her every afternoon while her parents are at work), and I'm feeling much more alive and social then I've been for the last 5 months. I really want to make the most of this summer (while I can still move around pretty normally, at least). I want to take advantage of Saturdays when Kyle is at home and do fun things together! I want to hang out with all of my friends, especially friends in the area who for some reason I never see. Once I have a baby it seems like I'll be so busy being a mom that fun social activities will fall by the wayside. So even if I'm tired and uncomfortable now, I need to buck up and take advantage of the kidless life. Christy always tells me to GO TO THE MOVIES, because once you have a baby it gets much harder! I want to go camping, go on a spontaneous road trip, go to local events, etc. I know you can do all of those things with a baby, but it is certainly more complicated and, knowing Kyle and me, we'll decide the effort just isn't worth it and we may as well just put the baby to sleep and watch tv. YES, we are very cool like that.