Baby Bosso Blog: Sept 12

Loren keeps it real and recaps the last month of her pregnancy. 

September 12, 2018
Baby Loren & Baby Bosso

Welp, I'm almost 21 weeks so I guess that makes me halfway through! I'm feeling pretty good so far, though no one warned me that at times it would feel like my uterus is about to fall out of my vagina. That's not really a fun thing, and I feel like I need to warn other pregnant (or soon-to-be-pregnant) women out there: SOMETIMES IT WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR UTERUS IS GOING TO FALL OUT. 

 

OK, there. I've said it. You're welcome. 

 

But for real though: those of you who suggested a belly band are incredibly brilliant and I thank you because it has saved my pelvic floor numerous times and I fully believe belly bands were invented my magical fairies, and if you're pregnant and haven't purchased one yet, DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU NEED IT, JUST GET IT NOW. 

 

Overall, there are good days and there are bad days. Some days, especially if I don't sleep well, my back hurts so much and the baby will be on some nerve and I will go slightly numb in random parts of my right leg. It's kind of funny honestly (ask me again in three months if I still find it funny). Speaking of sleeping: I am up literally every hour and a half or two hours to pee. Ew. 

 

My husband is insanely lovely and supportive, and I give any woman who has experienced pregnancy without a partner (or a supportive partner) the utmost respect. I genuinely don't know how you did it, and there's a special place in heaven reserved for you. You don't even need an entrance exam. You're just going straight there. For real, if that's your situation -- keep on keeping on. You're amazing.

 

I'm just beginning to really feel the baby kick. It started a few weeks ago but it's still kind of hard to tell because it's not always consistent/my husband and I can't see or feel it from the outside yet. But nevertheless, that baby feels like it's doing gymnastics in there sometimes, and it's hilarious. 

 

We haven't begun planning at all. Like, AT. ALL. We have a room that will be the nursery, and that's it. As of right now, it is my closet because we don't have enough space in our actual bedroom for my clothes. So yes, being a new homeowner is SUPER FUN when you're months away from welcoming a child. We have no registry and no plans for how we're going to decorate the nursery. But the bigger I get, the more real this all feels, and I know we'll reach a nesting phase where we're ready to do all of that kind of stuff. 

 

The only thing we are planning for at the moment is childcare for when I return to work and OH MAN IS THAT EXPENSIVE. 

 

There, I warned you again. You're welcome. 

 

And nope -- we don't plan on finding out the sex of the baby. We did a big ultrasound a few weeks ago where we measured all of the baby's ligaments and organs (happy and grateful to report that all is well) but we chose not to find out whether it's going to be a boy or girl. People think we're crazy, but we absolutely love it so far. Maybe we'll change our minds, but as of now we're both dead-set on not finding out until I push this kid out of my lady area come January. We genuinely do not care at all if this kid is a boy or girl, and we'd probably prefer more gender-neutral clothes anyway, so we're good to go. It seems like the most fun surprise life could ever offer you, so we're going to take life up on it. 

 

That's all I got for now. Definitely make sure you watch my Instagram stories (@lorenraye) for more of the day-to-day baby observations, like the other day when I accidentally knocked into a wall while carrying a laundry basket. Sorry baby. (My husband is handling the laundry basket situation from now on, bahahaha.)

 

Big hugs,

Loren