Reyanna - Nice to meet you! I'm going to try your suggestion and look for regular pants at goodwill. I'm short so I think the really low rise pants or shorts in bigger size might work on me. I'm due in early July, so excited to have a summer baby :) we did not find out the gender.
I think parental nesting has kicked into high gear. Our to-do list for the next 2 months, We are painting our bedroom, which meant moving all of our bedroom furniture into what will be the nursery. We're CRAZY!!! Paint our bathroom (which has mold issues that need to be treated). Of course I won't be painting or doing any of the prep work because of the dust and toxins. So my list is to start our vegetable garden, mulch the flower beds, decorate the nursery. and grow a baby!!! :) I'm hoping my energy continues into the third trimester. But once it's all done, hopefully by June we can put our feet up with a cold glass of tea and a beer for the hubby and relax for a few weeks before the baby comes! My husband's 30th birthday is June 22.
I'm relating to everyone who has been on a spring shopping spree! I was given a bunch of maternity clothes from friends but everything is large or extra large, too big for me, so I am taking most of it to a clothing swap in a few weeks, hopefully I will find some small sizes. I've been scouring thrift stores for maternity pants and shorts. Did anyone else notice all maternity tops seem to have these strings that tie around the back, hate that.
My best friend and mom are planning my baby shower. I have alot of angst about registering... I felt peer pressure from my friend who said I had to register like I would fail at being a good little pregnant lady if I didn't. I'll admit I did NOT enjoy it. I did most of it on online at Amazon.com. and a little at babysrus. We have a small house and live pretty simply so we tried to register for essentials we would need for the first 6 months. I have been asking friends to look for stuff second hand so we can borrow it as we need it, like a swing, bouncer, play contraptions. I did not register for clothing because I figured people would just buy what they thought was cute or on sale and once the baby is born we will be bombarded with pink or blue anyway. I have found that is SO hard to find gender neutral clothing at the big box stores that is not pastel or has words on it. Husband is very against clothing that says anything like daddy's little helper or mommy's princess. I've been looking at thrift stores and consiment sales for clothing that suits our taste. I LOVE second hand stores.
It has been very easy to get caught up in all the shopping and consuming related to a new baby, but I have been trying re-focus my energy on planning our homebirth. Making sure I stay physically healthy with diet and exercise and mentally with our Bradley childbirth classes, yoga and reading positive birth stories and holistic books about baby care and development. When I get worked up about who is going to buy us stuff or if we will have all the stuff we need, I think about how much we already love our baby so much and relax and enjoy the amazement of growing another life and embracing the changes happening to my body. Love watching the baby move around in my belly in the evening, it's like I'm trying to play with it by pushing around making it kick :) I love it!