Mmm, stereotypical pregnant woman, with strange food cravings and aversions. On the good list are meat, pickles, lime sherbet, grape juice, and tomato juice. On the bad list are most Girl Scout cookies (wtf?!?), chicken, ranch anything (not that I am usually a big fan, but I have a big-time aversion now), and a lot of strong tastes. "Cajun" tastes are the only ones that are appealing, and preferably when served with, well, a big slab of meat.
My purchases of last week have all arrived now. I will post pictures tomorrow. I need to finish taking pictures of a few of them, plus I have major picture-organizing work to do tomorrow, anyway, after ds's birthday and Easter both this weekend.
I did find a dress for my high school reunion. I bought it, a swimsuit cover-up, and some shorts at Target, and then I bought two new bras. Hooray for new bras that make maternity clothes (which all seem to have the just-under-the-boob empire waist) wearable. What I haven't done is order what I wanted from Old Navy. This is partially because one of the shirts was on clearance and it disappeared in the good colors between the fourteenth and the seventeenth. Plus, I realized I had a big concern. I loved their shirts with my last pregnancy, but since then, their clothes in general have gone to the 'tagless' neck area with a tag on the lower left of the shirt.
I would one hundred times over rather have the tag at the neck.
So while I did buy a couple of tank tops there, in person, my mom's going to actually take the seam apart, remove the tag, and sew it back. I don't want to do this with more clothes than necessary, so I figured I would wait and see what I could find at other stores. Yes, I have clothing issues. Well, they are sensory issues in general, but they play out most significantly when it comes to clothing.
My most exciting purchase is that, well, I went ahead and purchased my HypnoBabies home study course. It's extremely early, but to be honest, I had strongly considered buying it with my last pregnancy, and then as it got time to buy it, I was spending the money set aside for pregnancy and baby stuff on maternity clothes and baby necessities, and I don't want that to happen again. So, I went ahead and purchased it. There are a few benefits to that, though. There's a "Pregnancy Affirmations" track that you can listen to daily, from any point in pregnancy towards birth, and it's not a full hypnosis/relaxation track, so this gives me time to integrate listening to it into my daily schedule. Plus, the first week's information and tracks can be started at any point. Most of the nutrition and exercise information, I already knew, but I still like having everything ready. Then, when I start it, I can take two weeks for each class, and still have six weeks for maintenance. I think I'm really going to like this.