feeling good

17 Jul

Gosh I turned a corner in this pregnancy! And it was about time! I have always felt pretty good and I am blessed with healthy pregnancies. More importantly, I’m blessed with healthy babies. My doctor has told me multiple times that things couldn’t be healthier with him and for that I am eternally grateful.

But I’ve had this looming fear and struggle with my body image this pregnancy. I gained so much weight during my pregnancy with Cruz, that the thought of that happening again is slightly terrifying. Even though I’m trying to relax about it, enjoy it and just take what comes. Even still, I’ve felt pretty frumpy this time and having a hard time finding clothes that fit since I’m apparently carrying Rider pretty high.

BUT!

Jason surprised me for my birthday and took me on a shopping spree for clothes that actually fit the right way and clothes that I could feel pretty in! What a guy, huh?? So we went to dinner and then we went to several stores and I was just allowed to splurge basically! To top it off, EVERYTHING I tried on felt good on and it FIT for the most part. So I had a very successful shopping trip, leaving with two pairs of pants and no less than ten tops to go with. Then, he let me get all new makeup! Gosh. I came home that night just feeling, well… pretty! For the first time in a long time I actually felt pretty! Jason is the greatest person to go shopping with because his style is fantastic and he’s honest. Plus, who doesn’t want their stylish husband helping pick out clothes for you and then telling you that you look good in the things you’re trying on? It was a really fun night and we had a great time together. So now I get up in the mornings excited to get dressed and do my makeup and I haven’t felt like that in a while, if we’re being honest here.

THEN.

I went to my doctor’s appointment this morning. I’m now going every two weeks, which is freaky to me because that means that we are only weeks away from meeting my second born child. 8 weeks to be exact. Whoa. We go through the whole process of the appointment and I dared to ask her how much weight I’ve gained through the entire pregnancy. The past couple appointments I haven’t kept track so I wanted to know what the tally is at now that I’m eight weeks away. And she told me that I’ve only gained 27 lbs so far and she doesn’t see me going over 35! Music to my ears because I gained 54 lbs with Cruz. I am aware I still could gain a lot more in the next 8 weeks and that’s ok, if that’s what needs to happen. But to hear that I’m almost 31 weeks pregnant and under 30 lbs was exciting to me for sure! So needless to say, I’m feeling great right now. New clothes, new makeup, positive numbers on the scale. And for the first time in a long time, I actually FEEL pretty.

AND.

Last night we had a great photo shoot with an adorable family. Before we met up with them to photograph them, Jason, Cruz and I went about an hour early and he snapped some belly pictures of me. And we did a few family shots too. It was really a great time and the first time in a LONG time that I actually wanted to be photographed. I wanted to leave a little sneak peek here of one of my favorite pictures that he took. There are so many cute ones and I’ll definitely be sharing them once we edit them.

So I just had to post all this because so much of pregnancy (for the pregnant person) is left feeling huge and hot and sweaty and frumpy and uncomfortable. It’s completely refreshing to have a few days where you just feel amazing and pretty and not so fat. I’m enjoying these few days of feeling good because who knows what next week will bring in the self esteem department.

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6 Responses to “feeling good”

  1. Sheri Stribling Williams July 17, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    You have always been beautiful to me!! I have always been so proud to call you my daughter (in-law). I love you!

    And yeah, Jason is a pretty cool guy……

    XOXOX
    Mom

    • jesswilliams July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      Aw thank you! Love you too!! xoxo

  2. Christine July 17, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    I am soooo glad you had such a great birthday – what a great hubby 🙂 You look fantastic and deserve to feel good about yourself! Love that picture with Cruz… can’t wait to see more!!!

    • jesswilliams July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      Thank you so much Christine! I’m so thankful for your friendship!!

  3. Leslie July 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Do tell where you had all this maternity wear success?! 🙂
    You look AMAZING. There is nothing more stunning that a happy healthy mama!

    • jesswilliams July 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you Leslie! I seriously scored at Ross, which is hit or miss sometimes. But it was so great! I love when that happens!!

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