October 23, 2009 11:46 am

The boring part – Week 15

Imagine me twiddling my thumbs over here. I’ve hit 15 weeks, but I still have a week to go before my next appointment (the one where I have to do my glucose test) and I really don’t feel too much different.

My maternity pants (these ones from Old Navy) came in the mail and even though I bought them in “short,” they are about 2″ too long. BUT! I love them! So comfortable! I heart elastic waistbands. I just bought some more pants and a dress, so I am slowly but surely getting a suitable maternity wardrobe.

I’m still doing yoga once a week, but I think pretty soon I’m not going to be able to lay flat on my stomach to do the sun salutations. Will have to figure out a way around that, since I want to keep doing yoga for as long as I can. I figure I have about two more weeks left of stomach-laying, maybe.

My pregnancy books tell me I should get used to sleeping on my left side, since next week is the big “OMG never sleep on your back again!” week and I should be prepared. Something about the weight of your uterus + baby = pressure on your veins and less oxygen for baby. So no back-laying either. Gah!

I would really like to get a prenatal massage soon. I don’t have a lot of ailments, but my lower back is kind of hurty sometimes and my neck has been stiff when I wake up. I’m convinced it’s from the side-sleeping (and yes, I do put a pillow between my knees like you’re supposed to, but… ehh). I just hate that massages are so expensive! They are worth it, I know, but it’s hard to decide to shell out the money.

I did break down and start buying some things this week. I plan on cloth diapering, and we are going with the prefolds + diaper covers method (instead of, say, AIOs) so I bought some gender-neutral diaper covers off of Etsy in size small. I will need to get some newborn ones and some size mediums, and then all the prefolds. It still ends up being cheaper for us than a diaper service, and I’m not sure how much disposables are but I don’t really want to use them, so I am okay if cloth diapering is a little more expensive. Which it might not be, either, plus we can use the diapers for future babies and spread the cost out. Math! Gah!

Anyway, the covers are basically the cutest ever and I can’t wait to get more. I told Daniel we’ll have to start finding places to put baby stuff beforehand or else it will all live on our coffee table!

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  • Rose says:

    You are going to have. A real live baby. In your house. IN YOUR HOUSE!!!!

    I am so not looking forward to the restrictions that pregnancy brings, like how you sleep and what you eat :X

  • Meggan says:

    Rose – Hahaha!

    The food restrictions I am not super-crazy about. Lots of people totally cut out caffeine and I… am not. I mean, they let you have about a cup of coffee per day, and I have about one latte per week and espresso has less caffeine than drip coffee does anyway so I am not concerned.

    I ate california rolls a while ago, which is basically the only kind of sushi I like anyway. And I ate several ham sandwiches really early on before I realized that they don’t want you to eat deli meats because you might get listeriosis. I have also eaten feta cheese twice (on pizza both times so at least it was cooked) before I realized it fell under the definition of “soft cheeses.” PREGNANCY RESTRICTIONS FAIL. Jeeze. Hope Baby never finds this comment and accuses me of lowering his/her IQ or something, I’d feel terrible, haha.

  • Melissa says:

    *squee!* I like reading about all this non-traditional baby stuff like cloth diapering. Non-traditional meaning it isn’t the norm for our society. I just skimmed through that site you linked and all those reasons make a lot of sense to me! Those are CUTE pants too!!! :D

  • Melissa says:

    Boo I just made the mistake of mentioning the diaper thing to Chaz randomly and he’s all like NO NO NO NO NO, very adamant. :( We’re a long way from having kids so we’ll see what we decide I guess.

  • Gretchen says:

    I had no idea there were so many options of cloth diapers. Mom just had the diaper, pins and a cloth cover. I guess that was 24+ years ago though! I can’t even image what cool and cute stuff you are finding. You always find such neat stuff!

  • Meggan says:

    YES, Gretch and Melissa, it is SO much different than old-timey cloth diapering where you had pins and had to swish in the toilet and wear plastic pants. SO MUCH DIFFERENT. They have things called Snappis that you can use instead of pins (or you can use pins if you want but it’s slower) and they have CUTE cloth diaper covers instead of plastic pants. And you can get a sprayer attachment for your toilet so no swishing, just a quick spray and drop into the diaper pail. I might do a whole post eventually about cloth diapering.

  • Melissa says:

    PLEASE do, Meggan!! I would love to learn more about it and what you personally think!

  • Gretchen says:

    Wow! I bet it you talked with your yoga teacher they would give you some good poses or stretches to help your back. I have a friend who did the prenatal videos all through her pregnancy and she said it helped her so much.

  • Teresa says:

    We used cloth up ’til a few weeks ago but haven’t yet got round to buying the next size up. I used several brands but found Bambino Mio were my favourites and what we used most. I also had a few Itti Bitti D’lish and Weenotions, which were pretty expensive (works out to about $28 per nappy (or rather diaper ;) ) Not sure if this link will work but here’s my daughter in my favourite one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magirl/3507474750/in/set-72157612249419875/

  • Jem says:

    FWIW I slept on my back right up until about 24-26 weeks when it just got too uncomfortable (waking up with agonising cramp every few hours). It’s not the end of the world. :p

  • Melissa says:

    I STILL sleep on my back. Every way of sleeping is more comfortable to me than left side sleeping. I don’t know why, but I have to fall asleep on my right side and always end up on my back throughout most of the night. If it’s still comfortable for me, I’m doing it!

  • Meggan says:

    Oh thank god you guys, I have been waking up crippled every morning from trying to stay on my side. Augh. I still want to ask how bad it really is at my appt on Friday but OMG THANK YOU.

  • Shiri says:

    The one thing that I’ve always thought about (concerning myself when/if getting pregnant) is that, I am used to sleep on my stomach (face of course facing on either side). It will be a difficult to task to learn to sleep on one side. Good thing with the cloth diapering!

  • Kerri Anne says:

    Someone is throwing you a baby shower, yes? (Pretty please keep me posted on dates and such, because I would love love to be there!)

  • Meggan says:

    Kerri – I assume so… probably not for several more months though. I will definitely make sure you are on the invite list though, no worries!

  • Victoria says:

    I heart elastic waistbands, and I’m not pregnant lol. I love lounge-wear, and I’m sure you can get plenty of stretchy knit dresses that are cute yet functional! Always exciting to get new stuff :)

  • Yajaira says:

    Don’t worry too much about sleeping on your back; it becomes a concern more towards the end of the pregnancy, when we become a lil’ more round, heh. That’s what the belly’s heavy and they recommend we sleep on our side. I remember I’d feel around for the baby’s movements till around 6 months and would fall asleep on my back doing so LOL.