My thoughts on Pregnancy...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Now before anyone gets butt hurt about anything im about to say, these are my opinions and my thoughts on my pregnancy. I completely understand that no two pregnancies are the same and its very rare that anything i'm about to say will resonate with someone else, but thats ok. thats why this is my blog ;)
 
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as i enter my third and final trimester, these are my thougths on pregnancy:
IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
 
it really isn't. i've had a really pleasant pregnancy. i got morning and evening sickness probably a total of 10 times through the entire first trimester. a few of those times were at work, in my car, and after i brushed my teeth. but it wasn't that bad. i never missed a day of work, an event, nothing. i could function even feeling like i had the worlds worst hangover. did i hate some of it? yes. did i mind it? no. 
 
i had a few moments of guilt as i cried to CL who held my hair back and rubbed my back as i had my head in a toilet and cried. i first hand know more than 3 incredible women who cannot have children. women who would do anything to have one and can't. and i felt guilty that i was miserable because they would never experience what i was experiencing. and that made me realize,
IT'S NOT THAT BAD. 
 
the sleepies? gosh, they hit hard every day at around 3pm. I get up early and work all day, come home and tend to the dogs, cook dinner, workout.. and i do it willingly. being exhausted all the time? yup.
IT'S NOT THAT BAD. 
 
i can't really speak much on weight gain, because i haven't gained any.. yet. but i know its coming. i know that it will happen, and yes, im prepared. ive been working out as much as i can. i know that a baby only weighs somewhere between 6-9lbs (hopfully not more than 9lbs!) and plus a few for the wonderful placenta and waterweight, the rest of the weight mama gains is all her. being a little overweight going into this pregnancy really made me want to remain healthy and to keep a fitness schedule so that im in the best shape possible when baby boy arrives. so weight gain.. bring it on, you are growing a human.
IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
 
the girls that bitch and moan about not getting their glass of wine? or margarita? PUH-LEASE. drinking an alcoholic bevy pregnant is about the last thing on earth i've wanted. it drives me nuts when i hear 'i'd kill for a glass of wine!' really? you can't go 10 months without drinking? i believe thats called a 'problem' and its a good thing you shouldn't be drinking anyways. i've been to Napa, Vegas, parties, and functions and drinking was the last thing on my mind. No adult beverages?
IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
 
maternity clothes? hello, when, if ever, are elastic waisted pants appropriate? or leggings considered pants? When your prego, that's when. instead of fighting the belly, embrace it. or else you just look like you had one too many burritos and a extra pint of ben and jerry's. pregnany is a beautiful thing and your body has embarked on a crazy wild journey, so show off that belly.
IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
 
the hot flashes/ built in heater in my belly that makes me pee all the time? yeah. good thing i live in northern california where its pretty mild year round. now im not saying that its pleasant at night.. its hot. just ask my husband. but im sleeping through the night minus getting up to pee. usually just once a night.. don't drink anything past 8 and usually you can sleep through the night.. and if i don't, i get up, pee, and fall right back to sleep in our hot room. ha. we literally turn the ac down and sometimes sleep with the sliding glass door open. but even if i sweat all night long, and make my husband freeze. 
IT'S NOT THAT BAD.
 
i haven't complained about any part of my pregnancy because i've loved being pregnant. has it been perfect? absolutely not. i've been tested for every. single. thing. under the sun. i've been poked with more needles than i'd like to admit. i've peed in more cups and even a bucket for 24 hours. glucose test? try taking 2. i've got things going on under the hood that i've cried for days over. but im in a great hospital and have great doctors that have done everything to make sure that our first born develops and grows into a healthy baby. im healthy. baby boy is healthy. and so far, so good. being pregnant has been one of the biggest blessings in my life and i've fully embraced it.
 
will i have a village when baby is born since i live 1000 miles away from my family? yes. sort of. carmen, you have been promoted to chief of the baby louis village, once my mom leaves, btw. am i heartbroken that im 27 weeks pregnant and the ONLY things i own for baby boy are a car seat, stroller, bassinet (for said stroller) a moses basket, and a few outfits? not one bit. babies don't need much the first few months and why would i waste my (or anyone else's) money on a nursery that im probably going to change my mind about 100x before he gets here? and who's newborn sleeps in their nursery? or crib for that matter? plus have i mentioned that we live in a one bedroom apartment? with two dogs? yeah. wrap your head around that! no nesting for moi.
IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. 
 
am i bummed that im probably not going to have numerous baby showers? a little. but mostly because i just want to spend time with my family during this time. and eat cake (ha!) i could care less about having everything off my registry show up the moment baby arrives. will he notice? nope. will i? doubt it. we will have what we need when he arrives, and if we need something, we don't live in a 3rd world country. and there's this website called amazon that delivers! whoa! crazy.
i haven't washed a thing. i don't have a nursery. i don't have a plethora of baby stuff. and guess what?
IT WON'T BE THE END OF THE WORLD.
 
i know that the 3rd trimester brings on the heartburn, backaches, (much more) peeing all the time, bad sleep, and anxiety, but im looking forward to every second of it. after all, people have been procreating for 1000s of years and they wouldn't keep doing it if it was that bad. i don't know if it's because im a little older (a whopping 28) or a realist, but this scary, unknown journey im on has been the best adventure i've ever embarked on. i can't wait to meet baby boy and watch my husband become a father. we literally can't wait.
 
bring it on baby!

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4 comments:

  1. I agree with you for the most part on this. I think as long as you continue to keep excessive weight gain in check the third trimester is really no worse than the second. I suffered from hyperemesis in my pregnancies which was pretty darn terrible but I have a friend who has gone through countless fertility treatments for over a year and still isn't pregnant so I'm counting my blessings with each puke! Oh and you're right about stuff. All they need really is diapers and your boobs!! For anything else babies r us will be there after they arrive too!

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  2. It's so nice that you've had such a great pregnancy. We're all not as blessed as you are, that's for sure! :)

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  3. Yea! Cheers to you momma to be!

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  4. Ha, that was from me. Marilyn!

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