Baby Shower, etc.

Monday, September 22, 2014

So.... I tried to not make this into a baby blog, but it's really hard! It's not every day you get to have a human being grow inside you.

I'm feeling pretty large these days. I've been so lucky to have a very uneventful pregnancy. Lately though my ever growing belly has really been impacting my sleep... But, last night I actually was able to stay in bed for a whole eight hours. It seems terribly unfair that biology won't let a pregnant lady catch up on her sleep before the baby comes. I guess it's all in preparation.

My experience of being pregnant has been nothing like what I thought it would be. I'll be the first to admit, I had a very negative view of pregnancy. I thought my body would be wrecked, I thought I'd feel miserable for 9 months, I thought I'd feel like a stranger in my own skin! None of that has been true for me.  I'm pretty happy about how I look. I've been able to keep exercising and doing pretty much everything I did pre-pregnancy.  Sometimes, when I get really busy, I even forget I'm pregnant.  I've realized that the body is a pretty amazing thing, and I'm lucky to have genes that resulted in me not getting stretch marks ;)

One of the reasons I never really saw myself having kids is that I was so terrified of the idea of actually giving birth (oh, how I used to shudder at the thought). I don't know if it's a hormonal thing that happens or what, but that fear has pretty much gone by the wayside.  In fact, I'm kind of curious to see just how tough I am...!

Me at 36 weeks!

As I mentioned earlier, I had my baby shower last weekend. My two cousins (who are like my sisters) prepared it for me. They did such an awesome job! It was a fairly small gathering of family on both mine and Dan's side. It was so nice to see everyone! My cousins did such an amazing job... we had lemon meringue pie in a jar, pineapple cheesecakes, tea and lemonade... It was pretty perfect!







6 comments:

  1. You look fab!! You'll do the mom thing just as well as you did the preggie thing, I am sure!
    What a lovely shower that must have been. Gotta see that lemon pie in a jar, my fav pie!

    Cheers to your little one and you,

    Cherie

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  2. i wanted to say thanks for sharing your thoughts on your pregnancy. (and for the record, i don't think your blog has turned into a baby blog!) i feels good to hear your perspective on becoming a mother, and on pregnancy, as they are your real voice, and not what folks expect to hear. refreshing, but also very reassuring for me to hear.
    and you look beautiful with your big belly :)

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  3. Thank you for this post, Sarah!
    I read your blog for the sewing-underwear part, but I discovered that I like your personal posts. (This is a thing, which I don't like in other blogs, especially sewing related blogs)
    I don't have kids, but I do have the same fears for the pregnancy and my body, which you mentioned in your post. Thank you for sharing this! =)

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm 31 weeks with my first baby - right behind you! And I have to admit, I had the EXACT SAME FEELINGS as you going into it. I've always been wary of everything that pregnancy entails. I always knew I wanted children, but was dreading the whole pregnant thing. To be honest, it took me several months to get used to the whole idea (body changes, labor expectations, etc.), but now that I'm 7 months into it I feel more confident and excited about the whole process. I think it's important for any woman to go into things without any expectations, and just experience it for themselves. :) You have such a lovely perspective on things, and I wish you the best of luck these next couple of weeks!! You look beautiful! xo, Amanda

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  5. The countdown is on!
    I started reading your blog for sewing posts but have also enjoyed hearing about your journey, especially since I've gone through it myself with my 6-month-old. Similar to Lita above, babies usually turn me off blogs! I find your posts are thoughtful and relatable, and it's natural that your blog would reflect what's going on. (...And I'd love to see more baby sewing posts in the future!)
    All the best to you and your family!
    Jessica

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  6. Sarah, you look wonderful! And the baby shower looks like it was a blast! I love the ducks in the punch bowl (I suppose I might be a bit biased :-) ).

    All the best,
    Laura

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