So I debated on whether or not to let you guys know about this now or later, but since I've told a lot of people early on I thought I might as well share it with you guys, my internet friends too lol. I'm pregnant! Wow that felt kind of weird to type (it was my first time putting those words down on paper/computer). It feels so much more official now. I'm currently at 13 weeks so a week after the first trimester, which is the "normal" time to start telling people. But I've had a really difficult first trimester with multiple major bleeding episodes so I wasn't sure we would make it to this point, and thus my hesitation for telling you all even at 13 weeks. But if (God forbid) anything should happen, I don't want to be hiding the fact that I was pregnant like some shameful secret. I want to be sharing with you guys my ups and downs as they come.
Anyway the bleeding seems to be under control and it looks like it was due to some very large uterine fibroids that I didn't even know I had until pregnancy hormones made them grow crazily (and thus my uterine fibroid post a month back, but yea that was only half the story). So even though I was only 8 weeks pregnant, I already couldn't fit into most of my clothes. But the sentiment of that post still holds true: just when I found my style/uniform my body up and changes on me so that now I'm looking to find clothes that fit me as well as fit my style and are also ethical/sustainable. I don't want to buy a lot of cheap maternity clothes for the next year, just to dump them at Goodwill later (this is actually the advice I got from a fellow pregnant friend when I asked her about maternity clothes). So instead I've been hitting up eBay and Crossroads to find quality thrifted clothes that fit (and which I can sell back later). And luckily, as I mentioned before, I've already been on the elastic pants train for awhile now so I still have some things that fit me (namely my Everlane chinos and Elizabeth Suzann linen Clydes--though this is getting pretty tight).
Anyway this is all just to let you know that I may be buying new clothes to accommodate my changing shape but I'm going to try to do it in an ethical and sustainable manner. Also I will try my best to keep this an ethical fashion blog and not turn it into another mommy blog. But of course I blog about my life and my life is about to change. Yet I'll try not to let it take over everything (I kind of foresee it like my bag reviews, where most people here could care less but for a select few they find those posts really interesting). And I'll probably be limiting mentioning baby stuff to these more personal weekend update posts rather than in my reviews.
But yep, my life's about to change big time. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous but ah we'll see how it goes!
P.S. Also if my quality of writing goes down or my grammatical and spelling mistakes go up please excuse my pregnancy brain. I always thought it was a myth but folks, I'm finding that it's definitely a real side effect of pregnancy :P
P.P.S I have added a little bit more about my fertility issues and coming to peace with possibly not having kids here.