No. I am not pregnant. I hope to be again one day though and since there’s an evil “be lazy and fat” voice in my head when I’m pregnant I thought I’d give myself a few pointers to look back on later if God decides to bless us with another bambino. 🙂
So here you go Kristin.
#1 Enjoy it. There are lots of things to worry about, plan for, and drive yourself nutso over but in the end…it’s out of your control. Enjoy what you have and hope for just what God gives…His very best for you.
#2 Don’t be a fatty. I mean seriously…you are most likely going to feel sick again and if you don’t, good for you but either way, don’t be a fatty. I don’t mean don’t gain weight…duh, that’s a given. I mean don’t live like you’re growing a 30 pounder in there. Unless something is seriously wrong..you are not. The more you eat while you’re pregnant, the harder it will be to be healthy after…hence the 20 pounds you still needed to lose 6 months after delivery.
#3 Do treat yourself. Now don’t read this and forget #2 but don’t deprive yourself of everything you want. If you want cheddar peppers again, go for it. Just don’t go for it 4 nights in a row with a side of wings and ranch. 😉
#4 Get up and work that body! 🙂 Sensing a theme here? Yes, Kristin…you gave into pregnancy last time didn’t you? You may be sick but at least go walking. But maybe skip the pregnancy yoga…that wasn’t fun. And for anyone reading…this is 100% for me only. I am happiest when I am living healthier…it’s not about skinny.
#5 Give your man some TLC. He is going through a lot too…and mostly because of you and your aches, sickness, cravings, mood swings, and so on, so give him a break. Love him intentionally. Love him because God blessed you with him and because he is just such a wonderful man. He really does deserve it to have the attention on him too.
#6 Pray for that baby, for it’s daddy, mom, and brother. Pray.
#7 Baby rooms and baby stuff can wait. You WILL change your mind a lot in 9 months so let it wait a while.
#8 Cherish the one on one time with Emerson. He’ll be a wonderful big brother but this will be the last time it’s just him so don’t let it pass by.
#9 Pregnancy is awesome so have fun!! 🙂
I may have to add to this along the way but that’s the start. Have any additions? Who knows when or if I’ll need this but it’s fun to document before you forget.