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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

17 Week Pregnancy Update/Survey

What fruit/vegetable are you?: Baby is about 5 inches long, the size of an onion

Due date:  October 1, but I think I'm just going to start saying the first week of October, because due dates are rarely when the baby comes. 

How far along:  17 weeks

Next appointment:  Check-up this coming Monday, but the appointment you really want to know about is the gender appointment, which is May 14th. 

Maternity clothes:  Yea, maternity pants have the extra space in the tummy that is super comfortable. Also, dresses are the bomb, and I'm pretty much only in a t-shirt and underwear when I'm home now. Comfort is key. 
Sleep: I had like a week where I was ALMOST back to sleeping normally, but now this week I'm back to like 5 bathroom trips a night. Sigh. 

Food cravings:  I don't really crave anything. My appetite is very weird though. I can be starving, and there will be nothing in the world I can think of that I want to eat. Other times, I'll see or hear the name of a food and need it immediately. But no one prevailing craving. 

Symptoms:  Having to pee what feels like all the time. Tiredness. But overall, these 17 weeks have not been horrible at all. I feel super fortunate. 

Movement:  None yet. I can't wait! Well actually, I can, I'm not rushing anything. 
What I miss:  The ability to sleep through the night, and the ability to have the occasional drink. 

What I'm loving:  The thought of growing the future inside my body. It's pretty cool. 

What I'm looking forward to:  Knowing the gender and feeling movement! 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

When did I become so crunchy?

Crunchy Mom: 

A member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies.

They generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common activities in the mainstream way.
Breastfeeding. Cloth diapering. Baby wearing.  Making my own baby food. Natural birth. Doula.

These are all my plans. I never intended to be or thought I would be "alternative" or non-mainstream, but it just sort of happened. Actually, it didn't just sort of happen. I know it is directly related to my natural hair journey. When I transitioned to natural hair was the first time I started to read ingredients on products, become more conscious of the ingredients in the products I bought, and realized that I could make my own products and use household kitchen/pantry ingredients on my body and hair. This later expanded into me having a healthier eating lifestyle because I became more interested in the ingredients in food, and how to make pre-packaged type foods at home. So naturally, these philosophies have made their way into my parenting choices.

I don't really think I'm a hippie necessarily, or that mainstream is innately wrong, I just think that sometimes the old way, natural way, or homemade way of things is healthier, cheaper, and/or more beneficial. Everyone is open to making their own life decisions, and who knows what I'll do when this kid is actually out in the world and not inside of me, but I'm o.k. with being crunchy.

Pregnancy Update:

I am 14 weeks today. Woohoo. Nothing major to report. Baby, mamma, daddy and fur baby are all doing well. We'll learn the gender next month!

Are you "crunchy" or more mainstream?

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