Thursday, April 23, 2015

No X-Ray! And A Break!

Well, one worry is off the table - the dental surgeon didn't feel it was necessary to take X-rays after an exam. I'm just relieved! Which means no dental work, whew. I have a routine cleaning in June, that's it.

One more day of work and then I have a 4 day weekend - I've saved up over a week of time off and I just needed a break. We're going to visit my sister-in-law and our niece in Providence and then Chris' grandmother and aunt in Cape Cod. We're going to take it as a cheap vacation, drive along the coast, eat some seafood, do some whale watching, etc.

I need to remember that it's possible to relax and enjoy my days (which seems impossible at work - it's a rough situation that really brings me down, though I am excelling there). But a break. Definitely needed. I'm wound super tight (if you hadn't noticed! :) ).

Been reading a lot on pregnancy. I feel more normal after that - hearing that lots of women struggle to find veggies appetizing in the first trimester, that their bodies are changing and they feel uncomfortable in their clothes, feel exhausted, etc.

This is the first time in many years that I'm increasing in size - my clothes are snug around my chest like whoa. I've always bought small tops with no consideration for breasts or support, because I've never needed it! I feel like a stranger in my body dealing with a fuller chest. I've always been a weirdo who didn't wish for a large chest, much preferring what I had.

So, I'm just uncomfortable! Especially because my clothes look weird. I didn't want to be needing new clothes at 11 weeks, hahaha.

But there's little to do but go along with it! I know I can't and won't try to stop these changes. Got to work on mentally feeling beautiful, though, because I'm not there yet.

A long weekend might just be the thing to help my mental state!

This life stuff is always a learning process, huh?



  1. Yes, work on the feeling beautiful because there is no doubt you will be looking beautiful!! Find some clothes that are comfortable and enjoy the pregnancy. My daughter loved being pregnant because it's the only time you don't need to worry about holding your tummy in and can just relax into your figure. You'll be into your second trimester before you know it and I'm sure things will be better.

  2. It IS bizarre to see your body changing so drastically - it's like overnight, you'll wake up and BOOM - boobs. Pregnancy is fascinating to experience...and at the end, you are rewarded with a sweet little baby, so it's all worth it. Plus, you'll get your old body back - no worries there. :)

  3. Go with it and enjoy this exciting time in your life .........

    Have a great few days away.

    All the best Jan