I have been laying low for what seems like forever… I let a lot of scheduled posts go up and I haven’t really thought about blogging. For good reason, I promise. March was a really big month or me. After four months of working at the bank I got a promotion to Head Teller of a brand new branch. Which has been great; I am really enjoying my new position and my tellers couldn’t be better. I also found out that I am pregnant. That is so weird to say. To type. To admit. I am pregnant. It’s definitely something I didn’t know I wanted until it happened. It also wasn’t something that was planned, in the sense that J and I didn’t have a clear distinct plan. It was more if it happens then it happens. Then April was a big month at the Bank, we went through a system upgrade, so needless to say I have been super busy!
I am now officially out of the first trimester, which has been okay, I guess. I have been nauseous more than not, like I’ll eat and still feel nauseous. Not so much with other less than pleasant morning sickness symptoms. I have also been ridiculously exhausted. Like falling asleep on the couch at 8:30, exhausted. My previous neck and back injuries have been causing me pains, which I sort of expected, so it’s a good thing I sit all day! I’m also experiencing the worst acne I’ve had since being a teenager. And the use of topical acne treatments like retinol, are not recommended, buh bye, Luna Sleeping Oil, it’s been real, it’s been fun, it was really expensive! I’ve also developed dry, flaky, red patches on my face near my eyes and mouth. So fun!
A lot of my more fitted clothing is just not cutting it anymore; I have already invested in some maternity pants and more flowy dresses. I’m hoping that the rest of my sun dresses will work for at least a couple more months. I haven’t gained all that much weight, but when you’re the same size for years you tend to get really fitted clothing, and a lot of business attire is not forgiving. And some of the selection at department stores is just not me. I don’t wear a lot of floral, I don’t like frilly, and I am not a girly girl. I want to look like myself, just pregnant. I found some skinny cigarette style pants at Destination Maternity, which are great, and super comfortable. But the search will continue as I build my pregnant/post-pregnant wardrobe.
I’m looking forward to the second trimester and the exciting things it has in store. Yes, I got to hear the baby’s heart beat early on, and seeing the baby at my first ultrasound a couple weeks ago. In the coming weeks we are hoping to clean out the baby’s room, do some much needed repairs, and set up the nursery. All while I adjust to my constantly changing body, moods, and life. And on that note it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Rainy Girl by Andrew McMahon