Pregnancy seems to be my go to. I could honestly say it feels like I’ve been pregnant for the last 5 years. So if I could give you a couple of words to describe how I’m doing for my third pregnancy it would probably go along the lines of something like – OVER IT. Don’t get me wrong, I thank god everyday I can even make a baby, and be able to carry the baby myself and have her be healthy. Praise the lord for that- but lets be real people. I’m a real mom, I’m a drop the F bomb kind of mom sadly. Pregnancy for me is just not my thing. I came up with three saving graces I have used to help me maintain my sanity this pregnancy.
Old wise tales you always hear- you will have a pregnancy glow and you walk on clouds right? Wrong- I glow with sweat everyday and walk on cracked sea shells because I’m carrying so much weight that my body is just swollen in every place imaginable. Yeah EVERYWHERE. I have the worse back pain in the world because I’m so front heavy + I can’t move, roll over, bend down without making dinosaur sound effects.
The first thing I use religiously guys is lavender oil. Your back hurt? Lavender oil. You can’t sleep? Lavender oil. Having anxiety? Couple wafts of lavender oil does the job. You don’t even need to be a believer in the oils or educated. I’m telling you rub some anywhere and then you’ll understand.
Next thing that has helped me is books. Yes books people. Now I’m not a book guru or even into reading everyday, but with these books I have read, man it really helps the spirit. I read all “self help” “motivating” “bosslady” kind of books. when I was 38 weeks pregnant and my lack of inspiration, creativeness, and motivation is right in the trash- where Avianna can’t stay out of. Just reading these books have given me something to look forward to + they make me feel inspired and motivated while still sitting on my ass doing nothing. Win- Win right?
So here are three of my favorite books:
You are a badass- Jen Sincero
You are a badass at making money- Jen Sincero
And finally save the best for last..
Crushing it! – Gary vaynerchuk
Pick them up- Do it.
Finally the last thing that has been my saving grace.
My husbands shirts. I wear those things with leggings EVERYDAY. New fashion trend? I guess we will see who it rubbed off on. All my shirts leave me with this underflow where just the bottom of my bellow sticks out and that my friends is one of the most annoying feelings ever. I ain’t tugging on the shit all day. Problem solved. Find yourself a big boy husband and wear his shirts to bed, breakfast, lunch, the store, the doctors, to a friends house, or to a nice fancy dinner- Thanks hubs.
I think I’m managing this pregnancy just fine over here. Setting trends and breaking shit daily you know,
It’s me, just being Courtney