Yeah, still super uncomfortable. Last night, I got stuck on the ground after putting H’s pajamas on him. I was able to manage myself into an all fours position, but then was stuck. Literally stuck. H asked me what was wrong and I thought for a few seconds that I might need to give birth in my son’s room on his lime green diaper changing pad on the floor. Any way I tried to move hurt in my pelvis area, like a lot. Eventually I was able to get up again and get on with it, but Jeez. Things are getting really fucked up. You don’t even want to know how many times I peed yesterday or how badly I want someone to massage my tail bone or how I think I need a step stool to get into bed now.
Today I’m 35 weeks and 6 days, and 44″ around. I’m seriously worried that I’m going to hit 50 inches around. The amount of loose skin after this pregnancy is going to be scary, like all floppy and horrifying. It wasn’t bad after H, but that was a different situation (my belly was much smaller, and I was younger!) I am really close to buying my first pair of Spanx, and another fear (besides needing constant shape-wear) is that I’ll need them forever like even to slide into a regular pair of pants. I feel too young for all that.
Mother’s day is coming up. MNO what little H will be getting his momma bear this year. Hopefully he remembers to make her breakfast though, that would be nice.
Some ideas for those of you who need some suggestions:
- Nespresso Machine. I love love love the pixie bundle that we got in January. I use it every single day to make Americanos or lattes with the milk frother. You get a coffee credit when you order direct from Nespresso too – but warning: the credit takes time to process.
- MacBook Air. I just got this a couple weeks ago, but I think it’s already changed my life. The battery life is amazing, it’s super light weight, and it actually does hold my thousands of photos on the hard drive. My sanity is saved.
- Tom’s Slip On Shoes. I have a pair of the Jonathan Adler ones from like last year, which I can’t find anymore online except for Ebay but really they’re all the same: super comfortable, even for a hugely pregnant lady with swollen feet.
- Stitch Fix. This is one of those services where you fill out a profile and then you get a monthly delivery of clothing that you can decide to either keep or return. I love it. Some deliveries are obviously better than others, but I also do not have time to try on clothing in stores and I often need help getting out of my style comfort zone. Abe got me a $$ credit one year for some holiday, and I’ve been hooked ever since. They even have maternity clothing.
And if I were to create a non-tested gift guide of exciting things, then consider the following:
- Ippolita Necklaces – Expensive but beautiful. I like the simple lollipop style the best.
- Kate Spade Flamingo Pink Tote Bag – I love pink and bows, but this is obviously not for every woman out there. It’s pretty bold even if a small/medium sized tote bag.
- This Weird Adidas Swim Suit – This is like the epitome of things men don’t understand and women love. Maybe not for all body types though, MNO? It’s hard to imagine it on a real body and not someone that’s clearly 95 pounds and super tall, I just like the idea that a one piece can be exciting and unexpected.
- Colorful Locket – I’m always drawn to these punch-of-color enamel lockets by Mark and Graham. There are so many colors!
- Wireless head phones – I don’t even know what kind to get, but the idea of not having to deal with the wire hitting me all the time when I’m trying to like run (or walk realistically) sounds amazing.
If all else fails, there is always offering to do nice things: taking care of a huge list of to-dos, doing all the errands, cooking dinner, manual labor, ladies choice on a movie, etc! Or all of the above.