baby brain and other misc. items.

First of all, the term “baby brain” or “pregnancy brain”. You might of heard of it? It’s what makes expecting mothers forgetful or scattered? Yeah, it’s real.

Perhaps it’s not a physical ailment, but when your body is changing, you don’t feel normal, and all you can think of for most of the day is the little baby that is hitching a ride for a full nine months . . . it’s easy to forget stuff. I’m already a bit scattered, add in fitful sleep, and the excitement/nerves/everything in between that pregnancy causes and sometimes it’s a miracle I remember my own name.

Anyway, this is actually not what the post is about.

Though I guess sort of?

Just a pregnancy update . . . get used to those around here!

Last month, we completed our first baby project! In a surge of Sunday afternoon motivation, He Who Shall Not Be Named ripped out the insides of the soon-to-be-nursery closet. I brought him water and sat in the hallway to keep him company, while escaping the paint fumes.

Once the strange closet configuration was out of there, we went to The Container Store and had a new closet designed and installed. I’m really excited about it and hopeful it will keep us organized! The lady who helped us raised five girls, so she knew a little something about nursery organization and gave us some excellent tips on managing clothes and all that jazz.

Currently, the rest of the soon-to-be-nursery serves as our ironing and steam room. As seen in this bump pic I took yesterday at 16w4d when I was feeling particularly “bumpy”.
This stage of pregnancy is a serious situation to dress. I change clothes about 100 times before I leave the house.
I’m still able to fit in some “normal” clothes, but it’s time I just switch over to maternity clothes so I don’t look like a stuffed sausage. I can still wear normal pants, if they are zipped wide open, but those band things you can wear over them simply don’t do the job of keeping the pants up . . . so I’m 100% in maternity jeans.
I can wear longer, looser normal shirts. But, a lot of things are just too short and it looks like I’m wearing crop tops.

This outfit here is 100% maternity wear. Time to embrace it, I suppose!

I used to be SO excited to be pregnant, and to look pregnant right away, and wear maternity stuff. But, now, I’m a little shy about it. I don’t know why, but I’m petrified someone is going to ask me how far along I am. I’m only four months, and I feel like I’m super huge and I don’t want to get the comments of “oh my gosh, is it twins?!” or something like that.

I don’t know at what point I’ll feel my bump is proportionate to how far along I am . . . and honestly, I shouldn’t feel like there is a normal, because there really isn’t one. When you show is highly dependent on your height, body type, etc.

Anywho . . .

I’m starting to feel TONS better! No more nausea or food aversions. Naps are still a hot commodity and I like to be in bed by 8:30. But, other than that, I am starting to understand why the second trimester is considered the honeymoon stage!

Next up in baby planning . . . picking a nursery paint color and ordering the furniture! We already have all the furniture picked out – a convertible crib, extra wide dresser that will also serve as a changing table, glider and night stand. All the furniture will be versatile enough to either work for Baby #2 or follow big brother to his toddler room.

I’m CRAZY excited about our nursery and chomping at the bit to start!!!!

So, stay strong and keep on growing baby!!!!!!!

That’s the update from my baby brain . . . I also have a countdown for my trip to NASHVILLE at the end of the month to visit April and baby Annie (and Jeremy, too!). I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!


  1. You look great Alison. Seriously! I think I was that big at 2 months with Ben. Embrace your bump! It’s adorable!

  2. You always look amazing Alison and this won’t change while you are pregnant! I love you and miss you! Hope to get together soon!!!

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