Friday, February 1, 2013
Abbi's Week in Photos (well, photo)
I bought a new phone this week and, have exactly 9 photos on it. This is one, along with the 6 pictures I took of furniture samples in Atlanta, and 2 more accidental photos of my shoes taken this morning. Needless to say, this has been a slow week. Can I interest you in a brief pregnancy update?
I'm close to the end of the 14th week, and officially in the second trimester, which is supposedly the golden era of growing a person. I will say that it's nice to have some physical evidence that stuff is happening in utero, and my mood has drastically improved. This most likely has something to do with breaking down, accepting that my body is changing, and buying some a few new wardrobe pieces for my rapidly expanding waist and bust-line. All of me is breathing easier now that the high-waisted skinny jeans have been put into temporary retirement.
My hormones are legit all over the place- I'm crying at Miley Cyrus songs ('Party in the USA;' something about her being okay when she hears her favorite song- dude, I've totally been there), and got emotional about this week's episode of New Girl (which should really have its own post because it was so awesome and well done). In a moment of just 'let it all out,' I even made the mistake of watching the first 10 minutes of UP. I'm surprised there is any fluid left in my body after all of this.
I'm starting to feel better and more confident about planning for this next chapter- looking into cribs, cloth diapering, birthing options, and lots of books. There are currently 6 taking up residence on my nightstand, and my wonderful cousin (who happens to be a doula) is awesome about answering my probably inane questions about natural childbirth. I'm getting really comfortable saying 'uterus' and 'lanugo.' These next 6 months are sure to fly by.