I don’t handle stress well. At all. This is probably why I no longer work in a hospital environment. It was too stressful, and I couldn’t deal. I’m the type of person who lets things get to her way too much and takes on more stress than is even dealt her way. I have periods of time where my stress level is better, but lately it’s been through the roof. Because 1. I’m pregnant. 2. We just moved. and 3. My way of relieving stress cannot be done right now. Exercise was my stress relief. Even if it was only running with Landon in the jogging stroller, it still released endorphins and left me super happy. And I haven’t been able to do that since being deemed “at risk” for preterm labor. Once they told me no physical activity, I put the idea of exercise out of my mind because obviously baby girl is more important. But I didn’t realize how badly I could be affected by it mentally. I didn’t even put two and two together until the other day! At this point, I just need to deal or find another way to relieve stress because obviously exercise cannot happen for me. But it just goes to show how important self care is. I mean….I’ve been a raging lunatic about the dumbest stuff the past few weeks. And yes, hormones, but I know it’s because I don’t have anything to take that frustration out on. Before, I would just put in a really hard workout at CrossFit and I would feel so refreshed walking out of class. Now, I just kind of have to swallow it. Which I don’t think is all that healthy. I’m trying to find a way to eliminate and cope with anything stressful going on right now (house stuff, mainly) because I know it’s not good for anyone. I’ve been trying to really enjoy and soak in these last few moments with Landon as my only child (<—-okay saying that makes me cry) and take him special places like to see the animals at the orchards or the beach. My house is upside down, but I know I need to put that aside and focus on him.
So it’s probably a good thing that the season is changing and we are moving into fall. Because we are about to move into a season of our own in our little house and our world is about to be rocked. As uncomfortable as I am, I’m hoping we can do some family things together before baby girl’s big arrival. One of the big fairs in our area is this weekend, and I can’t wait to take Landon to see the animals (he loves cows, like hardcore!). And I’m hoping we can go pumpkin picking and carve them in the upcoming weeks as well. Doing activities like this actually helps me destress because we do them together as a family and can put everything else aside!
This Free People dress is fall perfection. I love the long sleeves for cooler days, and the material is thick enough to keep my legs warm even with the high slit. I love its bohemian look, especially with this wool hat and booties. It’s perfect for this pregnant mama to wear while walking around the fairground or pumpkin patch all while staying cool and comfortable. Honestly, anything restricting just makes me have to pee because baby girl is so low, so dresses like this are much needed.
33 weeks down, only a few to go….
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