Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What I am going to miss (and not) most about being pregnant

No, he has not arrived yet. So this is what I am doing with my time:

What I am going to miss most about being pregnant:

  1. The amazing feeling of creating life. What could be more exciting or more important?!?!
  2. Being part of something so natural; feeling connected to the countless women before and after me who have experienced what I am priveledged to be going through now.
  3. Feeling and seeing baby move inside of me.
  4. Wondering and dreaming about what he will be like and what kind of life I can provide for him.
  5. Eating (almost) anything I want and not feeling too guilty.
  6. Prenatal exercise and yoga classes!
  7. My massive library of pregnancy and childcare books (not to mention the pregnancy magazines to which I often treat myself). Current count: 24 books! Also, numerous weekly emails customized for where I am in pregnancy with information about babies development and all sorts of other info.
  8. Everyone’s amazing generosity, including the two biggest parties ever thrown in my honor.
  9. Maitri (my OBGYN group).
  10. Having a good excuse not to work!
  11. Taking the time to really be good to myself; to eat right, drink lots of water, exercise, sleep, nap, read, write, etc . . . (Hopefully I can keep some of these good habits going even after I have the baby!)

What I am not going to miss about being pregnant:

  1. Constant worry.
  2. Missing having my mom around.
  3. Gaining massive amounts of weight—so far 50 lbs, making Brad and I just about even. My original goal was 40, but now it has been revised to just not breaking 200!
  4. My sausage fingers, ankles, and double chin.
  5. Not having any clothes that fit and therefore completely giving up on fashion.
  6. Zits, zits, and more zits (especially “backne”).
  7. Spending the majority of my time in the bathroom.
  8. The amazing effort it takes to do everything (turn over, stand up, put on socks, etc. . .)
  9. Sleeping only on my side. Oh, to lie in the sun on my back!
  10. Wondering when we are going to get this show on the road . . .


Anya said...

Hey Ruth! I was just thinking about you & how you're feeling. Your list was wonderful! Happy to hear you still have your sense of humor :). Hoping everything goes easy for you, much love, Anya & Jason

Anonymous said...

Ruth, I've just sent tis blog address to my cousin, Ellen, and have seen your list of what to miss and what not and think well of it: thanks.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful belly. Beautiful mommy. Surely beautiful baby. Bon courage et bon voyage! Love, Cousin Susie.

Amy Serekede said...

LOL your too funny - backne , you and Brad about even lol. Don't feel bad remember I told you I gained almost 70 with Jacob! Ever since I had kids I have been a stomach sleeper. Nothing worse then not being able to sleep in any position you want! ~Amy