I am a plant. I drink enough water to make a cactus weep with envy. (Though I guess it wouldn't take much to make a cactus jealous). It seems water is the only thing that helps stave off all the bad things that make me scared like irritable uterus, constipation, round ligament pain and so on. A friend referred to her growing bean as a plant in need of watering, and this is a good analogy as I douse myself with liquids helping my sunflower grow. . .
Speaking of growing, my boobs are growing. I did not think they were and was a bit concerned about this. I mean, my bras were fitting just as they always were . . . or so I thought, until I took out my laundry and looked at my bras, I mean really looked at them which is when I noticed the metallic clasps are quite bent from the strain of keeping me up. Yikes. So I went to Target and got one of those maternity/nursing bras and figured I'd get the next size up, 34C. Silly me brought it home, ripped off the tags and put it on only to discover that holy mother this thing is TIGHT. I'm not sure how this happened as my 34Bs are still fitting me (though surely the straps of said bras likely want to slither up and strangle me at night for overworking them so). Now I'm befuddled. Do I go to a maternity store and get a bra at this stage for such temporary purposes when the boobs will likely grow some more rendering the newly purchased pricey ones useless? At the moment I'm wearing tanks with built in bras, they're uncomfortable but I'm not sure what to do as I continue to grow. . .
And speaking of growing, the belly be growing too. So far I've bought four maternity tops and three pairs of pants and hopefully that's all I'll need for the remainder of the pregnancy. What I love about the tops is they are very cute and can double as nursing shirts so will be worth the money I spent, which is the point of telling you about this, I paid very little for my maternity clothes. If you're in the market, please go to ROSS. It can be hit or miss, but I just got a pair of jeans that fit wonderfully for. . . $2.99! They are flawless and fit great! In fact, I bought all three maternity pants from Ross for a total of $27. It can be hit or miss there, but the potential to get some great bargains is worth a stop to flick through the racks now and then.
This is doctor week with a checkup tomorrow with my regular OB practice and then my MFM on Wednesday. I hate that I'm being rotated now to meet the other doctors. I want my doctor to deliver my baby, but I know that I don't really have a say in this. I hope the doctors visits go well.