Self-care is still extremely important to me, even though I stopped blogging about it. All I wanted to do every week was sleep. I was tired and sick for awhile and then I found out I was pregnant, which explained the tiredness and being sick. I didn’t want to bore you guys with my self-care as it really was just trying to get enough sleep for what seemed like forever. I am not use to feeling tired all the time, I usually don’t sleep a lot, so it was a huge change for me.
Anyways, talking about change, I don’t want to change just because I’ve become a mother. I want that to add to who I am not become who I am. I’ve joined one of those parent groups on Facebook and I remember seeing a post about someone saying how she’s lost her friends since becoming pregnant. There was a lot of comments on it that made me think about this and where I stand. I can understand how her friend may feel, I’ve seen my friends move on with their lives and sometimes, it feels like you are being left behind. I can also understand how that mom-to-be may feel, like she hasn’t changed and still need her friend. Whatever the situation is or may be, there are always two sides of the story. Thus, I am going to make a conscientious effort to not just be a mother but a friend.
One of the things I did for self-care when I found out I was pregnant was not cancel my plans to go out clubbing with my friends. No I did not drink, just because you go to a club does not mean you need to drink. I can have fun without having a drink in my hand. My friends at the time didn’t know I was pregnant, I had to make up some excuse as to why I wasn’t drinking but it was worth it. I had so much fun laughing and dancing with my friends and not thinking about the fact that OMG I’m pregnant what the eff am I going to do.
I didn’t take any pictures of just myself when I went out that time so here’s a picture of me years ago out on the town 😉
So, how have you pregnant moms kept your sanity while pregnant? What were some self-care that you did that helped you get through the pregnancy?