Back to Body Image BS

While I have lost about 22 pounds of Lola weight, I can’t lie and say that I feel great about my body. Everyone is shocked when I tell them I just had a baby and they offer ridiculously nice compliments, but I just don’t see it. Sure my stomach is pretty flat considering what it looked like just 16 days ago, but I don’t quite feel as good about my body as I thought I would by now. I thought losing 22 pounds would mean that I could fit back into my pre-Lola clothes. Well after trying on about 10 outfits last night for the dinner party we went to, I quickly realized I am not as tiny as I thought I was. The only thing I can...
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40 Weeks

Well damnit. I was truly hoping that Lola would be here by now. 🙁 I’m technically due tomorrow (4th) or Wednesday (5th) as my two docs had different due dates. I’m going to be real selfish and say, I just want her here. Back a few weeks ago I thought I would be OK with her being in my belly as long as she needs to be (which if that’s whats best for her, then I’m really still OK with it), but now that we are so close I am dying with anticipation. I feel great which is why I can’t complain that she’s not ready to come out. Besides being a tad uncomfortable in my back, my hips hurting and my digits swelling up to the point...
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Crazy Days Already – 2011

Given that I started off day one of this pregnancy with kidney stones (yes, that’s right…kidney stones), I have been on high alert for cramping and spotting because it was such a rocky start (ha ha, no pun intended lol!). I was so afraid that something awful might happen because of the circumstances. But now here I am almost full-term and I can’t wait for the cramping and spotting in hopes that it will be a sign that labor is on the way. Oh Lola, your mom has turned into a certified crazy ass broad!...
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My little swimmer

I woke up this morning to Lola doing what felt like the breaststroke in my belly. It was the most beautiful rhythmic motion with some part of her moving straight down my abdomen then slowly off to the both sides. It continued on with this same movement for over 10 minutes. It felt so peaceful. I hope that she is trying to swim her way out of there because in my delivery pool, I have her showing up tonight at 2:11 am. Keep swimming Lola! I want to meet you tonight! 🙂...
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Almost there

Here we are… 39 weeks! It is hard to believe that this part of the experience is almost over. I won’t lie, I’m a bit saddened by it. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again because it is indeed almost over… I LOVE being pregnant. I think it is by far one of the best things I have ever experienced in my 29 years. I love it so much that I think I’d even be up for doing it again. This says a lot coming from the girl who couldn’t peel herself off the bathroom floor because she was so sick the entire first trimester. I feel guilty now, but I kept telling Rob how much I hated being pregnant back then. It’s kind...
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