This week I started documenting this pregnancy in photos. To be fair, up until this point, there was nothing really to see. In the past week though, it feels like I finally have a tiny bump. I plan to do regular photos in this same outfit throughout the pregnancy (à la these fine ladies)… though I’m now questioning the wisdom of a white-and-black shirt against a grey wall. Alas. That shirt is one of my first maternity clothing items and I’m excited to see it stretch out as the baby grows!
This mini photo-shoot did mean putting on make-up on a day I’d otherwise not have. Working from home is not very fancy.
I am so tired. I’ve also eaten my weight in trail mix (but not the almonds. I pick those out). Baby Swyter must be having a growth spurt of some kind.
All the baby books promise some mystical subsiding of “negative” pregnancy symptoms and resurgence of energy in the much-fabled second trimester. I seem to be gestating this babe backwards as I felt completely fine throughout the first trimester* and now, bam! I could curl up and sleep on the floor right now.
- Where will this baby sleep? We have two bedrooms and currently, the second bedroom is my office. It’s the obvious choice for a nursery but I’m hesitant to give up the office space. Working for yourself can be all-consuming and the thought of seeing my computer out in the living room when I’m done working for the day gives me hives. We still have some time – I believe babies are supposed to “room in” with their parents for awhile and then we could have some office/nursery hybrid?
- Where will the cats sleep if the baby sleeps in our room? Odie will be very disappointed if he is kicked out of the bed.
- Should we cloth diaper? I vacillate between “yes definitely!” and “are you insane?”
Perhaps these concerns will completely fade away when we have a tiny human living with us. In that case, all the more reason for me to document them now so I can look back at this in a year and laugh.
* Don’t hate me, it completely freaked me out. There are way too many studies indicating that nausea is a “good sign” that your pregnancy is progressing well so the fact that I felt nothing for three months was the cause of much angst. I’ve never wanted to throw up so badly in my life.