Well this pregnancy is quickly wrapping up. Only about 10 weeks left. I wanted to share my pregnancy thoughts at 8 months (almost). I haven’t written a ton about my pregnancy on my blog, and there are a lot of reasons why. The main one is that it’s a very personal time and I never had the intention to blog about every single aspect of my pregnancy. But I did want to share some thoughts because I know that everyone has them during pregnancy.
I am emotional… I cry but not at stuff I thought I would cry at. I have always been a weird crier. I don’t cry at funerals, not always at weddings. I do cry at Survivor ‘Loved Ones’ episodes. ANYTIME a baby is born on TV I cry. I cry thinking about giving birth (for multiple reasons).
I am tired… I always heard my friends talk about being tired during pregnancy and never thought much about it. But you guys as soon as I hit 27 weeks a level of tired came over me that I was not prepared for! I would legit fall asleep around 6PM, wake up, eat dinner, and go get in bed. I am always tired. I am still a morning person and getting up early isn’t hard but I pay for it later. I should really nap more.
Body changes are HARD….I wrote on my last pregnancy thoughts post that my teeth were super sensitive. Thankfully that has passed. I can use regular mouthwash again. Everything was making my mouth sensitive so I had to switch up a lot of products. Currently I am using COOL MINT® LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash and I am loving the cool feeling it gives me. 30 seconds of rinsing twice a day is all you need! LISTERINE products always make me feel more confident and more bold. I love their Bring Out The Bold message and campaign. I have been a supporter of LISTERINE for years and we have used their products in our home exclusively. It has clinically proven health benefits and reduces 52% more plaque than brushing and flossing alone. Anything that keeps my teeth healthy is keeping me healthy which is keeping baby healthy! WIN! Plus who doesn’t want fresh breath?
Another body change that has been hard for me is gaining weight. I have talked so many times about my struggles with gaining and losing weight on this blog. While I am grateful for this pregnancy and obviously knew I would gain weight, I never knew how hard it would continue to be. Lets just say a few weeks ago I had a breakdown in a dressing room and may have cried for 10 minutes. Then cried in my car after I left. Hormones y’all.
I am grateful… NO matter how hard things get with being emotional, or tired, or the body changes I am so very grateful for this baby boy. We can’t wait to meet him and see his cute face. I am so grateful for every aspect of this pregnancy and everything that goes along with it. I would never want the things I struggle with to come across as ungrateful.
So those are my rambling pregnancy thoughts. What’s been on your mind lately?
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