I am terrified and excited for tomorrow’s ultrasound. I’m constantly lowering my expectations; and the fact that I’ve been spotting pink off and on since Sunday hasn’t hurt my attempt to be Debbie Downer. And while I know that many women spot during pregnancy, I also know from articles on Google Scholar that these same women have a much higher rate of miscarriage than women who don’t.
So just when I was thought it was time to temporarily ban myself from Google/Baby Center/all things baby-related, the lovely ladies at Outblush answered my personal shopper request for maternity coats. And they rock. Just the sight of those gorgeous coats made me giddy and hopeful again. I went from imagining my imminent miscarriage to visions of me Christmas shopping in my sexy maternity trench complete with bombastic belly and a grin on my face.
Which just goes to show that the pregnant woman’s brain is a confusing quickly-oscillating mass between exhilarating hope and absolute despair.
So which coat should I buy? Or, since I just flashed to a moment of despair: if I don’t hear a heartbeat tomorrow, what frivolous item should I spend my maternity coat money on to help ease the pain?
Another Maternity Blogger/ Debbie Downer