Only a dream
I had a dream last night that I was featured in a tabloid magazine for gaining a ton of weight. It was like, “103?! Not anymore! Pregnancy causes Meggan to balloon out overnight!” or something of that nature, accompanied by a terribly unflattering paparazzi photo of me. Delightful!
I assume this dream was because we had another appointment yesterday, and let’s just say I am not following the guidelines set out for me for weight gain. My body enthusiastically gains weight at the slightest provocation, so housing a small child sends it into fits of blubbery glee and sends my midwives into awkward conversations involving blaming it on the holidays. I mean, yes, I did eat way more cookies than I should have in the last couple of weeks, but this is basically the way my body works. I’m not upset about my weight, and while I do think the number is a tiny bit alarming, I swear I could live off bags of salad and my body would find a way to gain weight so I am not freaking out.
Baby sounds good, heart rate is around 150 or so which is right within normal ranges. I asked about my feet swelling and was told to keep doing what I’m doing and make sure to get up and walk around occasionally at work. They also mentioned getting an extra ultrasound to confirm Baby’s growth! I had no idea I’d be able to get another one. My midwife said we’d talk about it at my next appointment.
I also have to re-do the glucose test since the first one was just to be on the safe side. At least I know what it’s like now, so I won’t be freaking out about it ahead of time. Really hoping I don’t fail this one! I passed the first one with flying colors but who knows what has happened since then.
Part of the weight thing might also be because I am hungry ALL THE TIME. I eat breakfast and immediately want another bowl of cereal. I eat lunch and I think about how many more lunches I could eat. I’m trying to be reasonable and drink water to fill me up, but I hate never feeling full.
I’m starting to think that maybe I should have some clothes for Baby to wear once he arrives, but how do I know how much clothing I need, and of what sort and sizes? I assume Baby will live in onesies for quite some time, but if I want to buy a totally adorable but somewhat expensive baby sweater, how do I know what size to get it in so he’ll get the most use out of it? I don’t want him to suffer through wearing bulky sweaters in the middle of summer so I can get my money’s worth.
I have read Amalah’s article about how to dress a newborn which addressed some of those issues, and I’ve also heard to wait until someone throws you a baby shower and then fill in the gaps from there. This makes sense to me I suppose, but I desperately want to buy a cute sweater. I had to forcibly pry myself away from Hanna Andersson sweaters a couple of weeks ago but OMG they are having a sale now and I just got paid… ARGH.
Also, since I know how to make both bibs and baby pants, it’s INCREDIBLY difficult for me to purchase any. This is regardless of whether or not I think I’ll actually make a bunch of bibs and/or baby pants, because lord knows I am great at procrastinating, so Baby might end up bib-less and pants-less. Unless I get my act together.