Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pregnancy - Fantasy vs Reality

Before I got pregnant, I had many ideas of what it would be like...
what I would do, how I would act, etc.

Quickly after getting knocked up, however,
those ideas went down the tube
as the reality of constant nausea and fatigue slapped me in the face.

Today I present some of my Pregnancy Fantasies and Realities.
I'm sure some of you fellow mommies, and mommies to be, can relate.

Fantasy #1:
I wouldn't sacrifice fashion and style.  
I would pull off my pregnancy looking effortlessly stylish like these ladies...

Maternity clothes are expensive!
I spend many of my days in comfy yoga pants and t-shirts.

My sloppy maternity wear

I mean, really, it's not like I was at the height of fashion pre-pregnancy
so this isn't too far off of my normal wardrobe.

Fantasy #2:
I would eat nothing but healthy, organic fruits and veggies
and non-processed food.

In the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, I was constantly nauseous.
The only thing I wanted to eat was salty, crunchy, carbs and junk food.
I seriously needed to eat a Happy Meal several times a week.  Gross.

Now that I'm almost in the 3rd trimester (YIKES!)
I've taken to eating healthier again.
But that's not to say I don't completely give in 
to my sweet tooth a little too often!

Fantasy #3:
I would regularly partake in the prenatal yoga & pilates classes
that always seemed like some secret club I couldn't be a part of.

I've been to one prenatal yoga class
and I'm lucky if I get a 30 minute walk in more than twice a week.

Yup, that's me....lying in bed with Reese's Pieces and M&M's.

Seriously, I didn't exercise much before I got pregnant,
so why did I think I would afterwards?


I guess the one major lesson I learned early on in pregnancy
is that most of it is completely out of my control.

My body will do as it pleases,
whether that's having a too small baby bump (as many strangers like to tell me)
or continue to give me heartburn with every. single. thing I eat.

I've learned to just take each day as it comes
because I never know what it may bring.
Which I guess is a principle I could use at any time,
pregnant or not.


  1. haha cute post...I tell myself the same things if I were to ever be pregnant.

    xo erica

  2. This is a great post! I plan on having a little one soon and am soaking up all the good advice I can get! :)

  3. Great post with great advice. Think I'd be the same if I was pregnant

  4. YES YES YES. i couldn't agree with you more on all accounts. i craved cheeseburgers and sprite with matilda and gave in several times a week. she turned out fine. haha! i would NEVER eat that normally. you look great and this made my day! xo