What it feels like to be pregnant – and getting crafty

I used to assume that pregnant women were tired because of the added weight of baby. Nope. I have only gained 6kg so thats not enough to slow me down. Let me attempt to explain what being pregnant feels like.funny pregnancy picture

Imagine that you normally run, in gym clothes, for about 10mins on a speed of 8 on the treadmill. Got that? Ok, now imagine running in trousers, wearing a diaper, carrying a dog, for 20mins at double the speed wearing a coreset after attending an all you can eat buffet…still feeling good? This is what i experience everyday.

I never realised or gave the whole thing thought beyond the bump. The baby sits low making walking uncomfortable like someone is sitting on your lower abs (which they are). Then you are incubating so you are running  a constant tempriture. Then your energy has to not only fuel you but the growing of a complete human being in 9months. Add to this that your heart is pumping twice as much blood as it normally would which makes you feel faint and odd at the same time. Then baby is compressing all of your organs into half the space they normally take up which has serious implications for your bowel, stomach and lungs, restricting all of them. Think about when you were a teenager and how much you longed for sleep because your body was growing so fast, well we are growing two people, it takes it out of you! added to that hormones, which for guys think on the moment where you realise you cant watch the final 20mins of your fave game, while you have a migraine and you dog just died. You simultaniously want to kill everyone for breathing and burst into tears at random intervals. I often cry over commercials for candy bars. Then you have to pull it all together and get the house ready for a baby which you will have to keep alive for the next 20years or so.

Now that i have conveyed this rollercoaster of becoming a mum, now let me tell you my issue with becoming a mum to a boy. There are 101 patterns out there for girl clothes and about 3 for boys. Go to the shop and girls have 3/4 of the shop and boys get a small selection of tshirts and pants. Not very exciting. My sister pointed out that boys can have little jeans, waist coats and jackets, well yes but i imagine its not very fun trying to run or crawl around and play as a 6month old in jeans and a waist coat… So i got online and the selection isnt much better unless you want to buy clothes for around $60 each.

Plan B: Make my own. I am scavenging any and all patterns i can find that are slightly interesting and plan on trying my hand at making clothes. I have only done super simple things before so it will be an adventure. Im also planning on selling them in my store on Etsy, more on that to come. I plan on using fabrics that will move with bub and not restrict him and also not be covered in trucks or dinosaurs.    


2 thoughts on “What it feels like to be pregnant – and getting crafty

  1. It’s funny you kinda either love it or hate it. I loved being preggo and I wish I could be preggo all the time. Even when I had gained over 50% of my pregpregnancy body weight and could barely fit behind the wheel of the car I had a smile on my face. It seems long but it goes by so fast. Have fun with the clothes, but you are right. Those fancy outfits are for fancy occasions. I always dressed my kids in cotton stuff at home because it was comfortable for them and easy to change. So what if they don’t look like a baby gap commercial? Cheers!

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