Since I last wrote, I’ve taken 1 more yoga class and was told that the mat I was using was “horrible.” So off I went to Modell Sporting Goods and bought a $21 version of the highly coveted Lululemon version. So far, the mat has sat open on my living room floor for the past week, waiting to go to a class. Wally thinks it’s his mat and literally does a “downward doggy” position at all times while chewing a toy or a bone on it. Last Thursday, I had the option of rushing to get home from work early so I could quickly greet The Husband and The Dog and change really quickly and run out the door and over to the yoga place or just going home and relaxing. I chose to skip yoga and relax. The days at home of peace and quiet are numbered, I realize. Sometimes my namaste just involves throwing my work bags down, changing into yoga pants and ordering in dinner. It was the right decision. I’ve got about 2 weeks left in my trial period and next week I’m off to London for work, so not really sure how much ohmmming, I’ll be doing in the immediate future. I may save these classes for the last trimester. We’ll see.
Ok, and now for the best kept secret that I’ve waited 36 years to find out: maternity clothes are AMAZING. Or more specifically, maternity pants. Why hasn’t anyone told me about these things before? They are the closest things to wearing pajamas all day and still looking somewhat stylish. Plus now they make maternity jeans in boot cut, skinny, dark rinse, sexy boot cut skinny, etc. and you honestly couldn’t tell the difference between these and regular jeans, only the maternity jeans are like wearing your favorite pair of sweats. I keep telling The Husband about how awesome my new wardrobe is and I’ve made him crave maternity pants too. Because if you’re eating a big meal and watching TV and wearing jeans – are you really that comfortable (if you’re under 100 pounds or really skinny, you’re not eligible to answer this question). You would be if you were wearing maternity jeans.
I’m thinking of never going back to regular pants. I can’t imagine having something restrictive around the waist when you could have a stretchy waist instead. I realize, I must be in the honeymoon period with my new clothing and that eventually, I’ll get sick of baggy, loose fitting clothing and how it makes me feel, especially as I continue to grow outward and onward. But right now, I can’t imagine ever going back. And The Husband is jealous and wants to make a line of men’s maternity pants for allowing guys to have guts.
I had my 16 week check up today and learned once again that I have really tough veins to draw blood from. But the heartbeat was going strong which is all that counts. Tomorrow there’s an anatomy scan. Then I’m off to Europe Friday for a work trip.
And in case anyone is wondering, our team is KILLING IT in our work fantasy football team. We have no idea what we’re doing, but we’re really great at it.
Ok, so if you take anything from this post, it’s the following:
(1) maternity pants are AMAZING and if you’re not wearing a pair right now, you should consider going to buy a pair. Even just to lounge around in at home. Even if you’re male.
(2) if deciding between a healthy, soulful activity after a long, tiresome day and going home to watch TV, chill out and stuff your face with Thai noodles – this is perfectly acceptable.
(3) if you come home from the day and your significant other is wearing maternity pants even though your significant other is a) male b) not pregnant or c) never was pregnant – don’t judge.
(4) If you buy a yoga mat for a yoga class you’re already iffy on, there’s a very good chance the dog will take ownership of that mat. Make sure it’s cheap.
And here’s another lesson – not learned from this post, but something that I picked up this past weekend:
(5) Only go into baby stores with another parent who has experience in what stuff you need and what is just excessive. It will reduce your anxiety levels tremendously. This person will know what questions to ask and when to call it a day. Thanks, Alana!