Thursday, October 22, 2009

Random musings of a pregnant woman: Part 2

Nine months is a long time. It's a long time to go without sushi, and wine but it truly is worth it.

You will get to a point where even your maternity clothes are snug on you. Walking around half neked might actually feel more comfortable but not really socially acceptable.
Here is my neked belly. It might be the only one I ever show :)

Here I am at 38 weeks!

You will realize that you are spending more and more on tp due to the fact that you pee 6,694 times in a day.

On that note, you might actually think about moving your office into the bathroom because you are spending so much time in there.

You will think that you lucked out on stretch marks because you made it to the ninth month with only one here or there but you wake up one day to a road map of them.

Your husband will want to take care of you which is sweet but then he will tell you that you are getting so big, that he actually worries about you falling over.

Your feet might swell so much that they resemble fat sausages and drumsticks more than toes and calves. Your wardrobe will have to go with flip flops because that is the only thing those sausages will fit in. You will have dreams of wearing those cute BCBG patent leather pumps once again.....

You will go to some great lengths to paint your toes, and shave you legs. You might even decide it isn't worth it.

You will miss your old wardrobe, and get tired of wearing the same 4 shirts over and over but then again, you might never wear normal pants again. Maternity pants are like dressy sweatpants!

You bring your lunch to work everyday but only end up eating it once or twice. Bread Co, or something like a grilled cheese and bacon sounds much much better!

The first (and if you are lucky like me, part of the 2nd) trimester is in the beginning for a reason. You are still so excited to be pregnant and the whole thing is so new you muster up the energy to go to work even though the thought of rolling out of bed makes you want to hurl. Then you get to the 3rd trimester, and you are so ready for it to be over, rolling out of bed exhausts you!

Your nose might swell so much that you don't even recognize yourself. You are to the point where you just don't care and are lucky you found enough energy to brush you teeth and throw you hair into a ponytail!

Pregnancy was a learning experience for the men too. Little did my husband know that he would learn so much about the female anatomy. I might have heard him tell someone that I was dilated, and that I was having contractions but that didn't mean anything because they were not close together. You might realize that your husband actually listens.....or that he actually might know what he is talking about!

People will tell you that it flies by and the first trimester feels like it will never end. Then, you get to see your little one wiggle on the big screen and fall madly in love. Then, time stops again before it immensely picks up and it's over before you know it! For those of your preggers, enjoy it while you can even though it can have its rough patches, it truly does fly by and before you know it, you will be sitting there wondering if today is the day you meet your baby!

Your body will amaze you. I think once I meet Brady, it will really put in perspective how amazing the whole process is!


Sarah said...

amy, as uncomfortable as you are, you sure do know how to make a girl laugh :) i mean i'm sure it's not funny to YOU that blake thinks you're going to fall over but that cracked me up (as did 398457 other parts of this post!). but it's also so amazing to read about how you've developed such a deep love for your baby, how you can't wait to meet him.

i think your belly is BEAUTIFUL.

Lisa said...

I LOVE this post, Amy!! Everything about it is perfection :). And, you look amazing. Brady is once lucky little boy...

LC said...

What a great post! Love it! And hang in are almost done! Brady is almost here!!!!!

Katie said...

How precious Amy! You look great! I think Juan knew more than me when we got to the end. Just wait until you see Blake holding that little guy...WAY hotter and sweeter than him having a ring on his finger I assure you!

Lisa said...

Great post!! Love it!

Maria said...

Beautiful post Amy!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!!!

Jennelle said...

Love it! I can't wait for you to meet Brady, I'm so excited for you!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

YOu are right on..everything you say is exactly how it all feels to me. I think I am down to 3 shirts and they are all snug!!! I can't wait to see pics of brady and here how it was all worth it

Mary said...

Amy, your combination of humor and poignancy is delightful. You had me laughing and tearing up at the same time. I especially loved what you said about husbands actually listening and knowing what they are talking about. I hope Brady gets here already!

PQ said...

how fun! i'm super jealous and really happy for you, amy. i can't wait to meet your little man either!