Style Diary: What To Wear To Work at 33 Weeks Pregnant

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You know what made my day?  Fitting into my pre-pregnancy Anne Klein dress.  Ahh the simple pleasures of life!

It’s chilly here in NYC so I topped off the dress with a leopard cardigan and bow belt.  Here, I wore it with my Bruno Magli leather boots (which I got for free from my contact at the showroom years ago), and my Miu Miu tote from Barney’s end of year sale.  You’ve gotta love fab freebies and frugality, right?

For any of you ladies who are reading this and have never gone through pregnancy, here is some birth control for you.  Ever hear how beautiful pregnancy is?  (Don’t listen to those fake celebrities).  Here is the truth.  It sorta sucks!  Your body feels possessed as this baby takes over and transforms your life – your eating and sleeping patterns and general ability to feel like yourself.  Nobody is really honest and upfront about all the negative symptoms you can be tortured with for the 40 week period that is your metamorphosis. So ladies, here is the real deal and my running list of pregnancy symptoms that I’ve learned could inflict a poor pregnant woman (listed from feet up):

  • swollen feet (my friends have had to buy new shoes one size up from their usual)
  • leg cramps (this usually happens while in bed)
  • restless leg syndrome (I never believed this really existed until I experienced it myself)
  • vericose veins
  • loose joints and increased clumsiness
  • constipation
  • nausea / vomitting
  • extreme hunger pangs and crazy cravings
  • always  having to go pee or urinary incontinence if you’re really unlucky
  • gassiness
  • hemorrhoids
  • pelvic discomfort and constant pressure
  • diarrhea
  • bloating
  • a stretched out and literally ripped up vajayjay (sometimes they’ll even cut you a new asshole if you don’t rip naturally during labor!)
  • stretch marks
  • tender boobs
  • leaking boobs
  • back pain
  • heartburn
  • moodiness
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • swollen hands that hurt
  • nosebleeds
  • faintness, dizziness
  • forgetfulness
  • headaches
  • a widened nose
  • stuffed up nose
  • heightened sensitivity to smells (most of which feel highly unpleasant)
  • sore and bleeding gums
  • metallic taste in your  mouth
  • excessive saliva
  • skin discolorations
  • pimples
  • constantly feeling dehydrated
  • insomnia
  • discomfort sleeping.  having to get up every 4-5hours in the middle of sleep for the bathroom, a drink of water and to blow your nose.

At 33 weeks, I’ve experienced my fair share of the above along with 20 additional lbs.  So it’s no wonder that I take delight in the simple pleasures in life like fitting into an old dress.  It’s just one thing that makes you feel back to normal – well sort of.

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Caroline January 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Pretty much sums up the downsides of pregnancy! I’ve had my fair share of symptoms, too. Have you read Jenny McCarthy’s book Belly Laughs? Probably the best real look at pregnancy. :) You’re in the home stretch. You look great! And hooray for simple pleasures!

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fabgab January 31, 2013 at 4:53 am

Thanks Caroline! I haven’t read Jenny McCarthy’s book but knowing her I’m sure it’s full of belly laughs!

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