When I went and tried on maternity jeans, it was like heaven! They are just so much more comfortable than trying to leave the button and/or zipper undone on regular jeans. I can breathe easier again! And the styles are super-cute now! Maybe they were then too and I just didn’t realize.
I need to do a full post soon on the different jeans I’ve been wearing lately, but this pair is one of my faves! They are AG and I found them at Destination Maternity (formerly A Pea in the Pod), but I couldn’t find them on the website (similar style here
). You’re supposed to buy these maternity jeans in the same size as your regular jeans, which I found to be a true fit. I’m still not ready to wear the belly band way up around my belly, so I usually fold it in half and pull in down some.
If you’ve been following along on the One Room Challenge, you know we started working on the NURSERY
at Week 18! I definitely don’t think I would’ve gotten started on this room so soon if it hadn’t been for the ORC invite. James slept in our master bedroom
for about the first 4 months of his life, and maybe this baby will too, so it’s not like we need a nursery for him or her just yet. But, I figured I may not have the energy to be designing a nursery with a 6-year old and a newborn baby at the same time. The ORC gave me the push to get started now.
I have to say continuing to workout and eat well has already made a big difference in my quality of life during this pregnancy. That and the fact that I’m just so freaking happy to be having a baby
, I don’t take a second for granted and I’m feeling so good and appreciating what our bodies can do. I was so out of control with my eating during my first pregnancy and I didn’t work out at all
, so I don’t think I enjoyed it as much because I was too big for my body. I was so uncomfortable and sluggish that I just didn’t feel good. Don’t get me wrong, I was super happy to be having a baby then too, but I didn’t appreciate the pregnancy part if you know what I mean.
Can you tell I’m enjoying it here?! Ha! I’m just so very thankful that my 40-year old body conceived and is carrying a baby. Praise God!
One thing I’ve been disappointed in is the selection of maternity workout clothes. I can’t find any! Where did you get yours? I have some maternity shorts that I wear to the gym, but they are probably better suited for lounging at home than working out. The material isn’t like my Nike or Zella or Lulu shorts. Boo!!!
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Isn’t it funny what a difference a year can make?!
Which brings me to Week 19. My best friend drove from a few hours away to visit last weekend and celebrate another girlfriend’s birthday. I haven’t seen Karen since we found out I was pregnant and when she walked into my house, the first thing out of her mouth when she saw me was, “You’re huge!” She meant it in the best way and was laughing as she said it, but it’s true, this baby belly is standing out large and proud now. 🙂
I can actually say I’m already enjoying this pregnancy and my changing body so much. I’m trying to stay in the mindset of honoring what the body can do and all the changes that come along with growing a baby. I’ve also started feeling the softest baby kicks or flutters and it makes me feel so much more connected to this little baby inside me. I find myself absent-mindedly rubbing my belly and I tell this babe everyday we love you and can’t wait to meet you.
We get to find out if we’re having a baby boy or girl soon! We considered waiting, but James wants to know (and we do too!), so hopefully we get a good picture. Then, I’m sure we’ll start thinking about names . . . although you already know James’ first choices
Thank you for following along on this awesome journey with us!