20 weeks today…*
James Perse tucked dress (size 2) | several years old
Golden Goose Hi-star sneakers | secondhand options at the Real Real
Transience camo swing bag | gift to review – full review coming next week + an exclusive discount!!
*I mention how far along I am only in case anyone is interested in how my clothes are fitting at different stages of my pregnancy.
I’m just wearing whatever fits and is comfortable right now. Not that I’ve left the house much since returning from Florida I’ve been so busy with slowre. I’m overwhelmed. But what else is new?? I have definitely gained weight, and I’m noticing that my hips are widening a bit. Oh, and I have BOOBS. WHOA.
I know this is temporary (20 more weeks at most), but it’s such a weird sensation, growing in this way.
I’ve been watching Shtisel on Netflix, and I’m SO into it. Ultra-Orthodox Judaism is a world I’m moderately familiar with (I used to be “modern” orthodox when I was married to my first husband) and spent time in Jerusalem, so the lifestyle, etc., isn’t as foreign to me as it would be to most others, yet it’s still quite jarring. I would classify it as a Haredi soap opera (LOL), with very little overt emotion, and definitely no sexual suggestion. But it’s an interesting look at the tug the main character feels against following his tradition and following his heart.
I finally finished Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James and am not sure I’d recommend it now. I actually almost quit towards the end because I was confused and I sort of felt like he was just being a little self-indulgent after so long. I guess I’m glad I read it because it was wildly different from anything I’d read before, so the experience was “good” overall, but I wish it had been better.
I wish I could do absolutely nothing this weekend, but I have new arrivals going up Saturday for slowre, and I need to process the more than 50 consignment items that came in yesterday!! AH!! It’s such a good thing, and I’m so grateful for this business, but I’m having trouble seeing the light at the end of this particular tunnel. And then I will have to think about what to do with slowre after the baby arrives.
Also, trying to figure out what’s happening with my body. Beyond the growth of my belly and hips (I’ve never really had a belly, but I have had hips…) there is weird stuff going on inside, mostly heartburn, which I have never had experience with. And bloating. Most of the time I feel like my bump is half food baby and half real baby LOL.
None of it is very bad, but I have always been the type of person who tries to immediately correct a situation with food – what did I eat that’s causing that, or what can I eat to make it better – that type of thing. I know some of the heartburn and/or reflux can be food related, but also, there’s a baby in there pushing on my stomach, etc., and I have no control over that.
And I’m also trying to work on lists of things we will need when the baby arrives. OY. I do have a stroller and car seat picked out at least. And we’re getting a secondhand SNOO bassinet from a colleague of Leo’s when her baby is finished with it. Other than that I’ve been going down the “natural baby” rabbit holes, etc., etc. I’ll write more about that and some items I’ve found I think I’m interested in later if anyone cares haha…
What’s going on with all of you? What do you have planned this weekend?