We are nearing the end of this pregnancy ride. WHAT THE HECK! When they say pregnancy goes by fast I think it’s truly an understatement. I mean I feel like we were just in that hospital room getting that news for the first time. And now, we’re 45 days away from our due date. Yea you heard me right- FOURTY FIVE! Man time flies! And before you know it Bean will be here in our arms!
After finding out the news I, like I’m sure many mamas do, had an idea of the way my pregnancy would go. I had visions of a fit, healthy eating, fashionably stylish woman who was basically killing pregnancy. Well let me tell you, what I got was a: once a walk a day, feed the bump what the bump wants, rarely getting dressed woman who definitely isn’t killing anything besides the occasional house work. So honestly- where’s my pregnancy slay? I mean with baby’s your supposed to have this glow right? I assumed this little Bean would just change my whole demeanor. But in reality, Im still me and to be honest, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I feel like this new age pregnancy has a way of making many mamas to be feel inadequate during their entire pregnancy. I mean between the pregnant Instagram fashion models and fit pregnancy gurus it’s easy to feel like your failing pregnancy! Now don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with being a fit pregnant fashionista, I mean “you get it girl”! That just didn’t work for me. But what’s most important, I shouldn’t be made to feel any less than fabulous just because of it, by instagram or by any other moms.
If it’s one thing I learned during these past 200+ days it’s that pregnancy is a journey. One that is unique to each and every one of us. Sure there are some who enjoy the fit lifestyle and continue with it through pregnancy and beyond. Seriously though hats off to them, I inspire to be like you… in the next pregnancy. There are some who just couldn’t wait to dress up the bump! Hats off to you for finding fashionable clothes to fit over that belly. And there are some who are comfortable just being in sweats and kicking it all day long. Aka this is me- hard core. Whichever mama you are, embrace it and embrace it hard. Pregnancy definitely gives you a glow… you just have to define how you want to use it!
p.s. any mamas to be or experienced mamas know where I can find those super cute maternity hospital gowns? I’d love to know!