Thursday, January 7, 2010

One Month To Go and Good Intentions

I officially have one month left of my pregnancy! Wahoo! I feel bad that I've complained so much, especially considering that this really has been a fairly easy pregnancy. So I thought I'd take a moment to pay tribute to the best pregnancy perk that I get to enjoy.

When I am pregnant, my scalp stops producing oils. It is the craziest thing. It has happened with all three. I HATE doing my hair. I hate washing it and I hate styling it. So this is the greatest thing ever! I think I have pushed it farther this time than ever before. In the past, I remember going 5 days between washing my hair, but this time I'm going at least 6. In fact, I have yet to wash my hair this year! Don't worry I still bathe/shower everyday. I just don't wash my hair, because it does not get oily or stinky. And believe me, I have a very sensitive nose, so I know when my hair needs to be washed. I usually end up washing it just because I know it's been so long. It is the one thing I will miss about not being pregnant. Are there other quirky pregnancy perks that I'm missing out on?

So, in my last post I mentioned all the holiday weight gain. (I guess that is one other little perk, people cut you an awful lot of slack when it comes to pigging out when pregnant -- they practically cheer you on -- or is that not a perk?)

This is what I came home from the store with on Monday.

My goal is to get it all eaten before it goes bad. So far, I have single handedly polished off the broccoli and 2/3 of the spaghetti squash. The only help I'll get from my family will be with the fruits, so the vegetables are all mine. I'm feeling better already and have lost 1 1/2 pounds since I got home (I'm sure it's mostly water, but I'll take what I can get.)

My other goal is to not gain any additional weight by my next appointment (2 weeks), because let me tell you, I gained enough over the holidays for at least 2 months worth of pregnancy! I guess I'm putting this all out there for accountability purposes?!? Anyway, here's to not paving the road to hell with these big plans!

4 comments:

The Harrisons said...

Good luck!!

Alyssa said...

Way to go on all the veggies and fruits! BTW, yes, Christmas is always a crazy time to add more people to your list to go and see. If you're ever in town on a less busy trip, you'll have to stop by! I'd love to see you! And no worries on the "every other" comment. But, to agree, yes I think it will be fun for Ella to have a sister even though they'll be 4 yrs apart. I'm still glad. Hope that Elizabeth's arm is feeling better! Poor thing. My kids are always climbing on couches too... the things they do. You have such a cute family! Good luck in your last few weeks!

Jordan Merrell said...

I can't believe you only have a month left! That is so exciting!!! Good luck with everything. I know how you feel about the fruits and veggies! I think I have already gained as much with this pregnancy as I did with the others and I am only half way :) Christmas is a killer.

Jenni C. said...

I just now read this after having talked to you today. You can do it. I too gained some unwanted holiday pounds. We all do. I did the exact same thing on Monday. I bought a ton of fruit and veggies and the whole family had been chowin' down. It's been nice. I still have the occasional treat. I can't live completely without those.