Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Changes already?

I cannot believe the week has flown by so darn fast. Let me first tell you that right now is holy hell season at work. That means Amy is super busy and what happens to Amy when she least needs it? STOMACH FLU! Yep....in the June? The funny/odd thing is that not only did I have it, but a coworker, Blake and a fellow prego who uses the same OB all did too... good thing, I'm not too paranoid and didn't freak out (ahem....swine flu anyone?)


Let me tell you.....it's funny how something like this puts things into perspective for you. My body is not just my own. It creates life....it's a short-term hotel stay for Baby B! I was so sick that a trip to the ER to get fluids was around the corner. Luckily, I have this thing called Gatorade to thank. I was able to keep that down and then more and more of it! I would have drank prune juice mixed with a dirt cocktail on the side if I needed to! It all boils down to what I do in turn affects our little nugget.

It's funny how much your life changes before this baby even comes! Don't eat this, don't eat that. It seems that more than just what I eat has changed, like sleeping for one! The way my body reacts to this thing called sunlight (A sunburn? I think I could count on my hands how many times I have been burnt in my life...) Going out with friends (many of our friends still go to out to a bar or somewhere to drink weekly) hanging out with drunk people when i am sober is the last thing I want to do! I think that since were are the first to have kids, our social life will change a lot. I didn't think that it would actually change until just recently. Some days I really miss going out and hanging out with everyone, and others I am happily content at home with Blake and the animals (and the nugget too!)

So, I ask you guys for some feedback. Those of you with kids--how has your life changed? Those without or currently preggo....have you thought about this and how do you think your life will change?


Bethwyn said...

Unfortunately when you're the only one with kids in your circle of friends, a lot of the time you grow apart. People without kids don't understand what it's life is like with kids, they just truly don't get it, and that can cause a bit of a rift. A lot of mothers make friends with other mothers because it's just easier that way. Hopefully that doesn't happen to you though!

Having kids have isolated me a lot more (we only have one car so Monday to Friday I'm stuck at home). I don't get out much and don't get to do anything really social. Weekends I have stuff to do that I couldn't do during the week. It doesn't leave me with much time for friends. It has made me more of a worrier and I know look into and plan for the future a ton more then I did before. My life revolves around them and it's tiring and draining and sometimes it drives you insane, but it's also amazing and wonderful and joyous all at the same time. It's a very complex and emotional time, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Jennelle said...

Some of our friends are starting to have children, so I imagine once we get around to it, we'll be the ones joining the club as opposed to starting it.

Emily said...

I am definitely not heading in the baby direction anytime soon but we have a few friends due very soon. I actually hope to see them more once they have their baby...only because it'll give us a good reason to get together. I know I can't relate to them with their baby stuff, but I'm so excited for them and they're great friends so I think it's important to make time with them. I don't have a lot of time to go out so much anymore either with my rotations for school so I feel like we all enjoy mellow evenings just hanging out.

I really hope you don't have a growing apart with any of your friends, I could understand how that could be a problem with some people.
Sorry for the long response! =-) Good luck with Baby B! Hope you're feeling better!!