9.10.2009

Yes. Still pregnant.


Yes, I am still pregnant. I get that question multiple times a day, so I thought I should spread the word. Trust me, when we have this baby? You will know!

Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and people at church have been so helpful— we are so appreciative of the constant concern, food, visits, phone calls, and texts. Honestly though, we are fine! I’m still taking it easy per doctors orders, not to mention, I am getting SO uncomfortable! Everything everyone warns you about, plus a few added surprises make life really awkward with a heavy bowling ball in your abdomen. The most surprising thing is how active this babe still is. It is shocking! She is stronger than I could have ever imagined, and she moves almost nonstop! She kicks so hard that we can hold onto her foot through my skin (and this happens a dozen times a day). The stronger she gets the happier we are that she seems healthy and well. The doc keeps saying “Babies can't move too much, but technically she should be running out of room to be this active…” Alas, the babe is proving everyone wrong. Maybe it was those steroid shots? She’s going to come out beefier than Mikey+I.

For now we’re almost out of the “danger zone…” She can come whenever she wants without major concern, but with our luck she’ll stay put and I’ll be late. Wouldn’t that be ironic? I think I may go looney if I pass my due date.

Ask Mike—remember those times when I said I was remarkably un-hormonal? That changed. I’m a nut job now, and a total mess to live with! I cry multiple times a day, get mad at people way more often than I should; I’m whiny, irritating, and temperamental. I drive myself crazy. I am so sick of being around myself all day! I’m very ready for hormones to go back to normal, and I know, I know, it’s going to get worse. People always tell me that. People tell you lots of things when you’re pregnant. All of it is with good intention, I’m sure, but being pregnant is kind of like being a 5 year-old-child again. The advice comes from everyone you know, and a lot of people you don’t know… Wait—see? I’m getting grumpy again just thinking about the nicely-intended nagging:) I really am trying to enjoy this whole process, and I’m sure I’ll miss her when she’s not in my belly, BUT I also am very excited to just have her out, and officially be UNpregnant!

We can’t wait for everyone to meet her one of these days! We sure hope it is a baby inside of me… we’ve never done this before, so who knows! Wish us luck...

9 comments:

  1. You are so funny! I am so excited for you guys to be parents. I have been wondering about your little babe, if she was in or out, so I am happy that she is still cookin'. I know how you feel, being uncomfortable and all, but at least you know that she is moving around. That is always a good thing! Hang in there, before you know it you will be up all night and have to function during the day! hehe The real work begins when they get here, so TRY to enjoy the last few days of saying "just the two of us"! :)

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  2. I wish I could tell you that the hormones do go back to normal, unfortunately they never really are the same. At least in my case they haven't been. My hair falls out all the time (no worries, Im not going bald) PMS is like ten times worse than pre-baby. Everyone tells me hormones don't go back to normal for like the first year after baby is born. My kid is almost 1.5 yrs old and I am still hormonal...not like when I was pregnant but you get the idea.
    Anyways it's sounds to me like you are Bella in the last book of the twilight series. You've got your little nudger in you and she's a kicking away. Hang in there..this really is the worst of it. Labor is a breeze compared to the last month of being prego. Good luck mama. Let us know when she comes.

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  3. you got it! good luck! hang in there! it's hard but I promise you will forget about the pain and such when she's here. so excited for you!!

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  4. No advice - just know I love you friend! =) And I love reading your blog updates! Amen. Nuff said.

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  5. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. HANG...IN...THERE...
    We all feel your pain!

    If I remember right...weren't you 2 weeks late and weighed a wopping 10 pounds or something? I just remember your mom saying you were the only babe in the nursery that could lift her head up! True?
    I am pretty sure.....
    Hope little sweetie doesn't play that kind of trick on you! Whew.

    Sending positive energy your way.

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  7. so don't worry if you're not enjoying this whole pregnancy thing. I have yet to enjoy a pregnancy. Seriously, to me, all the work that comes after baby is born is so much better than the prego part. Plus the reason you can grab her little foot when she kicks is because you are so stinkin skinny. Go eat a cookie or two.

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  8. We are so happy she's still in there growing! You will be a great mom. I just wish we were closer so we could meet her! Someday...

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