Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thought vs. Reality || Pregnancy


Thought: I'd be buying baby clothes left and right.
Reality: The thought of shopping makes me cringe. The crowds, the crowds, did I mention the crowds?

Thought: I'd for sure suffer from morning sickness.
Reality: Only had minor nausea in the afternoons for three weeks.

Thought: I'd eat anything and everything I wanted.
Reality: Some of my old favorites are just not that appealing. Give me all the toast and cereal!

Thought: I would be living, breathing, sleeping baby.
Reality: Being a teacher has me so busy, most days I have to remind myself I'm pregnant.

Thought: I'd get way bigger, faster.
Reality: A growing belly takes time.

Thought: I wouldn't exercise or really want to.
Reality: That was true the first trimester, but so far I've proven myself wrong in the second trimester. The gym has been my friend lately.

Thought: We would have a name picked out.
Reality: The thought of what you will call your kid the rest of their life is more daunting than I imagined.

Thought: I'll probably read some books to figure things out.
Reality: When my head hits the pillow I am out.

Thought: Chris is going to be a nervous wreck until the baby comes.
Reality: He can't stop talking about our little guy.

Tomorrow I will be 18 weeks. Time is flying!

21 comments:

  1. Time is going soo fast!!! I shop online, but with baby #2, I don't need much!!

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    1. So fast! I know with the holidays coming, time is going to fly!

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  2. Shopping online is totally the way to go! Crowds are awful, especially this time of year. I was super sick with my first (throwing up multiple times a day for 12 weeks) and just nauseous for a couple weeks with my current pregnancy - hormones are weird. Also my first is a girl and my second is a boy, so that likely has something to do with it. Naming kids is really hard! I was in the same boat as you with our first, it took us until month 8 to finally agree. Enjoy all the sleep while you can!

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    1. I've heard boys are easier...I guess I'll have to wait and see if that really plays out :) And yes, naming is so hard! We are still undecided!

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  3. Picking a name is so hard! I'm 30 weeks and we just now picked one.

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    1. SO hard! I have a name I LOVE and am not backing down...and Chris is almost convinced, so we shall see!

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  4. The name was always the hardest part for me!! I analyzed everything and I can't imagine being a teacher and having so many names run through your class! I was a serious cereal addict with baby #2.

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  5. Good to know the myth vs. reality...I will store this info for when I get pregnant...

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    1. It is such a unique experience! You think your body will do one thing and, bam, it does the opposite!

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  6. Wow time is flying!! I think the name will be the hardest!

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    1. Name is definitely the hardest!! Still undecided!

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  7. I enjoyed reading this post!!! I look forward to getting pregnant someday and it's interesting to read that it's not all you think it is.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. Definitely not what you think it is! It is such a unique experience that is totally unpredictable!

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  8. But Target has the cutest little boy clothes...

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  9. I love this post style! Please do more of these.

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    1. I will! They are fun to do and it helps me keep track of what is going on without being a full blown "here are my symptoms..." post!

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  10. LOVE this post & your honesty! :) Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you!! Each day things change, so I can't wait to keep updating y'all!

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  11. I love this! And it's so true. It gets even more minimalistic the more times you get pregnant ☺️ You look super cute with that nelly! Can't believe you're almost half way!

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  12. Oh Sarah, I'm so happy for you! Those last words are so incredibly true that it made me cry! �� My little one is 6 months and it has FLOWN! I loved and relished every moment of being pregnant! Motherhood has completely changed me and I love it! Best wishes for you! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing and so much fun! Enjoy it! ��

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    1. Hi Aimee! So sorry I've forgot to write you back! We are gearing up for these final 11ish weeks and we can't wait! Hope you are going well!

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