Lets talk baby bump. When I started my first job right out of college, I had a convo with several female colleagues about sucking in your tummy. The 2 of us that did at all times (I guess it is something my mom taught me?) we surprised to learn that 1 of us had never done it. Normally I go around all day sucking in. It helps with posture, tightens abs and just looks better. Well, last week I reached the point that I can no longer suck in. The baby bump has not been very obvious until now. When I suck, nothing goes away. Its here to stay. I guess at 4 1/2 months that is not too bad. I can still wear some of my pants with the help of the bella band and my total weight gain is at about 8 lbs.
Last week I was also on a mission for sensible shoes. I normally wear 3.5 - 4" heels pretty much all the time. At work I wear heels and on weekends in the Summer - wedge sandals. I am 5'2" so I like to look taller, plus I have very flat feet and heels actually feel better than flats with no support. I decided that I needed to get a few pairs of medium-height heels and this turned out to be no small task. I went to every shoe store I could think and and things in that mid heel range are just so dorky! I didn't like the way I looked in them at all. I finally ordered a few pairs online - hopefully the results are good!
Goals in the next few weeks:
- Sign up for birthing, baby care and breast feeding classes
- Take hospital tour
- Start reading more about birthing stuff in my books
- Read some more of the baby bargains book about things I have no clue about - mattresses, monitors, bath stuff - and work on my registries
- Design a plan for the Kimberly & Mom 3 day shopping extravaganza that will take place in a few weeks to start working on the baby's room! So excited!