So, because I’m SO smart and logical, the minute I tested positive for this pregnancy I instantly downloaded five million pregnancy apps (or three) and subscribed to two email lists (which I think are actually reproducing). Nothing like being constantly bombarded with information. One of the email lists I actually enjoy. It gives me a daily tip about my pregnancy.
A few weeks ago (a week ago? I can’t remember) it told me I wasn’t drinking enough water. 64 ounces bitches. That’s the deal. Now, I’ve always been of the school of “If I’m thirsty I’ll drink.” I drink all day long. I sip on ice water in a handy tervis. I also have a Hello Kitty one and one with my university mascot on it. And one that I think got eaten in the bowels of my Jeep.
Anywho. This is certainly not the first time in my life I’ve been chastised for not drinking enough water, but when you’re pregnant, everything you do turns into “OH MY GOD I’M DEPRIVING MY CHILD AND RUINING HIM/HER FOREVER.” So I twiddled on over to Amazon and ordered a 64 ounce glass jug with a pour spout and a lid. It doesn’t sound complicated, but it came with instructions, I kid you not. Also, it’s Italian, so that makes it more sophisticated.
Anyway, my theory was that I could just fill my Tervis up with ice and then continually fill it with water until the pitcher was empty, and anything I drank after that is just icing on the cake.
And when it first came I thought “Oh, that’s not that big, I can TOTALLY drink that much water every day.”
Lies. All lies.
IT’S SO MUCH GODDAMN WATER. Seriously. How do people drink this much?! And apparently for every 30 minutes of working out I do I need ANOTHER 8 ounces? THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.
I have an hour and a half left of work and I’ve made it through half of my pitcher today. Okay, something like 40%. And granted, it came midday, so I had a little water before that that’s not being counted in the overall pitcher total, and I’ll drink some more when I get home, but still. BUT STILL.
And now I’m stressed that stressing about water is causing unnecessary stress. This poor, poor kid.
Also I’m out of prenatal vitamins and probably will be until tomorrow. I haven’t been great about taking them the last few weeks, it’s been sporadic if I’m being honest with you. I’m going to go do a water keg stand and munch on the contents of a horn of plenty to keep my baby healthy now. Best wishes.