It's way too early for me to be awake this morning, especially when Easton's still asleep, but I just needed to write something down. Today is October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I've had a lot of thoughts recently about the little one we lost so early, but I've hardly been able to put them into words. Today I want to try. Both to honor that baby and the baby I'm lucky enough to carry right now.
In my opinion, giving birth is the most incredible physical thing a person can experience. Sorry men, there is no equivalent. Bodies are capable of so many amazing things but giving birth is truly phenomenal. It hurts my heart that there are women who ache to be able to carry and deliver a child but are unable for one reason or another. To those women I wish nothing but blessings and love.
I am super cheap with makeup. I hate to spend more than I think is necessary on it because it's not something I'm particularly passionate about. For me, as long as I have some basics in my makeup bag I'm good to go. I've tried out a lot of different makeup brands in my 21 years- some luxury, some drugstore- and I feel like because I've tried so many different things I've been able to find products I really enjoy without the high price tag. In fact, some of these things may be for the smallest amount of money you could possibly pay.
I'm going to pretend to be trendy (or something) again. Emphasis on the pretending part. At the beginning of summer I told myself that instead of feeling gross all summer I would buy some cute dresses and wear those so I could feel pretty instead of sweating it up in jeans. I found the sweetest dress from boutique Eighth & Main, but then I felt like crap all summer thanks to our newest little babe so I hardly had the chance to wear it. The good news is that since we have an extremely mild fall/winter season here in Vegas I'll be able to wear it with tights, boots and a cardigan. It's also perfect for my growing bump because it's loose and comfortable!
I've hit 17 weeks. I have a doctor's appointment later today that will tell me just when we're having our ultrasound for the big gender reveal! I definitely want to have some kind of gender reveal party or something, but we'll see.
So what's going on at 17 weeks? Well...
How Far Along - I'm 17 weeks, like I've said three times now (sorry!). I can't believe we're almost halfway. I definitely don't feel like I look 17 weeks pregnant yet but it's all good. I like being able to fit into my regular clothes anyways.
A few months ago I signed up for this $4/4 classes deal at a fitness center in my community. I'd been wanting to try some of their yoga classes and $4 for 4 yoga classes is a freakin' steal! My first time I took a hot yoga class first thing in the morning and while it left me sore, I loved it! It felt so great and productive to wake up and work out. It made me want to start waking up early and live a healthy lifestyle (which I can say hasn't worked out as I eat a bowl of goldfish). Plus I loved the atmosphere of the fitness center and was seriously considering joining after I finished taking my remaining 3 classes.
Unfortunately for me they only offered yoga classes at specific times and on select days. And no, not 3 days a week at a time I didn't feel like going in. They offered them first thing Sunday mornings- if they even offered them at all! It was such a bummer not being able to take another one the following week.