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Friday, February 28, 2014

40 Weeks Pregnant

When people say you're pregnant for 9 months, they are lying to you. If you go full term, you are really pregnant for 10 months, which is basically almost a year of growing another human being inside your stomach. I wasn't prepared. I mean, my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, I've seen my sister and sister-in-law and friends go through it but I still wasn't prepared.

I'm so thankful to have my first pregnancy be such a great experience. It really is the most amazing thing to know that you're growing a tiny baby. It's also one of the scariest things I've ever done. I'm responsible for the well being of this child inside of me and that's an amazing responsibility!

On the other side of that spectrum, my body has changed so much it's scary. Not just the outward appearance but also what I like to eat, how fast I get out of breath, how my skin behaves and even how often I poop! (I know, tmi) but when you've known yourself for 29 years, you can easily predict your body's responses right. Then all of a sudden, everything is different. Every day, something new happens that your body has never done before. It's a learning process and I've been enjoying it.

So the day I found out I was pregnant, I looked like this. I was dying my hair and I took a pregnancy test while the color was processing. (Yes, I dyed my hair while pregnant. 3 or 4 times actually. (after this time, I switched to a brand with no ammonia) I went to check on the test and got the best news, it was positive! I decided to take pictures, knowing I would likely never be the same :) So at this point, I was already a month along with no symptoms.

Today, I look like this. I'm happy at 40 weeks and 1 day and anxiously waiting for a pain to hit me. I've never been so excited about being in pain!!

This was yesterday, on my due date. I joked with my sister that I dress like I'm going to the gym on purpose but I really went to Starbucks, then walked around the mall :)

This video is from last night. My husband works out after work and I do the video for about 30 seconds then I sit down! I count it as my exercise since I put in the effort to stand up lol. Anywho, the black stuff on my face is a clay mask that I was spot treating with. (I've had terrible acne since being pregnant. We'll talk about that in another post.)

I'm hoping I won't be posting anymore pregnancy shots. Just me and baby shots...cross your fingers for going into labor tonight! Follow me on Instagram @GStarMi. I'll post baby's pics there first :)

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  1. Aww you're so cute!!!! You look great preggers! Congrats and crossing my fingers that you will have a lil' one in your arms very very soon!!!


  2. Absolutely adorable :)

    I've low key been following your pregnancy and I'm so excited for you! Looking forward to the "She's Here! post. Love and positive juju to you and your family.

  3. Hope your delivery was safe and sound :)