Over the past 3 1/2 months, I've had to adjust my eating a bit. After I almost passed out on the subway during my morning commute (one of the scariest moments ever), I got serious about my eating schedule. The day before my fainting scare, I didn't eat right: way too much sugar, not enough protein, my body was MAD. I learned to eat protein every 3-4 hours, I always carry a water bottle with me, and I can't overdo it on the sugar. I've only gotten sick two times and both times it was from overeating (typical...) But really, I do get fuller faster. Small, protein packed meals every 3-4 hours throughout the day is how I have to do it. And really, isn't that the way we should all be eating anyway?
I don't see a whole lot of change here. I had a bit of a pooch to start with and it kind of depends on how I'm standing in some of the pics. Also, as you can see, I missed a few weeks in there. 10 weeks anyone? Where the heck did it go? I totally missed a picture there. I do have a 6 week pic, but it didn't fit into the above. I could probably photoshop a 10 onto my 9 week pic and no one would be the wiser though, there's not much of a change (if any).
I do have this little gem from Corinne's Bachelorette party when I was 10 weeks pregnant! Baby's first bachelorette party!! Also: Please disregard the "Pin the Macho on the Man" poster behind us...whoops!
I haven't started a baby registry yet. Haven't even given it a thought. I think it will be fun once I get started but it's not like registering for your wedding. Registering for your wedding is overwhelming but your biggest decision is something like "What wafflemaker will yield the most delicious waffles?" or "Will these sheets be soft enough for my sensitive skin?" With a baby registry your questions are "What crib is the least likely to kill my child?!" or "How many children have died as a result of this stroller?!?!" The word "overwhelming" doesn't even begin to describe it.
One of the funniest accounts I ever read about setting up a baby registry was in Rachel Dratch's Girl Walks Into a Bar. When she got pregnant, two of her friends insisted they take her baby shopping. By the end of the trip, she walked out of there with a pair of baby socks - they were the only item in the store her friends did not have a warning against that would somehow suffocate, crush, and generally kill her newborn baby. Though a hilarious passage of the book, it's also just sad. New moms have a lot to fear, and what's perfectly "safe" for some is "not safe" to others and vice-versa. How are we supposed to know?
I frequent blogs like BabyKerf - which I pretty much refer to as the "Baby Bible", Kath has the most comprehensive account of her pregnancy and motherhood out there and I pretty much trust anything she says or recommends. I also find myself on the site The Art of Making a Baby quite often and have been able to learn a thing or two about this whole pregnancy thing. Any other blogs, websites or books out there that you can recommend? Any mom's out there that can just tell me what crib and stroller won't kill my child? Any insight is appreciated!