My world is changing so incredibly fast. Everything is changing. And I'm not just talking about my body.
Most of it has to do with the fact that we're having a child. We're going to be parents. There is just so much to consider and think about. I mean, I knew our whole world would change when we added to our family, but you don't really think about every little detail until the time really does come.
1. My entire wardrobe while pregnant is changing. Part of this has to do with the fact that I'll be pregnant in spring/summer and I know I'm going to be too warm to wear pants/sweats all the time. The other part has to do with the awful cost of maternity pants. I have been lucky enough to find a cute pair of pants and one pair of capris second-hand, but pants are even more hard for me because I have too long of legs. Normal pant shopping was hard enough because only a few brands would fit well enough to not ride up like high waters when I sat down or washed them a few times.
This means that I will be spending most of my money on skirts and dresses.
I was never a big dress/skirt wearer before, but now that I'm going to be pregnant in spring and summer I want to be able to be comfortable (and not super hot all the time) and still buy cute/somewhat inexpensive clothes. Dresses (and skirts) seem to be the way to go. Especially because a lot of skirts and dresses are stretchy and can grow along with my body.
2. My social media standards may have to change. How
much privacy should I give ourselves/my daughter? How often should I even post pictures of her? Just a few questions I've been asking myself.
She won't be old
enough to say "yes" or "no" to her week old face being posted on
Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter all the time. Not to say that I'm NOT going to post pictures, but I don't want to post naked pictures of my kids for the world to see. If somebody wants to see more than what I'm posting they can ask or just come raid my computer. I'm sure we'll have more than enough pictures for the entire world to view. They'd probably get sick of them anyways.
I also don't want to
become one of "those" people who share 50 pictures a day of their cute
and adorable child. I mean, sure I'll take a lot of pictures and I'll
probably have some really cute or funny ones, but I also don't want to overload everyone with each new outfit I put on my kid.
I'm also not going to post her full name on the internet. You'll get to know her first name, but if you want to know her full name you'll just have to ask and hope I know you well enough not to be a creeper.
3. Registering is making me think seriously about baby items. I have to decide whether or not I want to use the "typical" baby shampoo or something more natural. I chose the more natural route, just so you know. But there are a lot of things like that that I would have not really thought of before. You have to think about what comes in contact with your baby. Glass bottles vs. plastic, cloth diapers vs. disposables, organic sheets vs. non-organic, etc. etc. It's difficult, too because a lot of these tend to be more expensive. Unless you can find them gently used. Then it's all worth it.
4. Lifestyle changes. Of course we'll have to change the way we do things, but our kids are going to learn from us by watching us. So pretty much, I need to watch what I'm doing. I think this means I'll have to limit my Netflix and blogging marathons when she gets older. Not that I'm guilty of leading a bad lifestyle, but you start thinking about the things you do often and some of them don't sound like a good idea for my children. Like Parks and Rec marathons.
I feel this will be good though, because I can focus on getting us outside more. Good for me and my kid!