I thought about renaming our blog to "Tales of a pregnant lady" at least until baby is here. Too much? Alright, fine, I won't. Even so, this journey of pregnancy and becoming a mother has been really amazing. I love every little kick or punch or knee gouge I feel from this little one because it is the best reminder to just stop and be. To just feel this little one explore her neighborhood (more or less) for now and I love it. Even in the middle of the night when I move to my side and she doesn't seem to like it all that much so I move again, I still love it. Because I know that this little one will be here in my arms and not in my belly (I know she's not really in my belly, but I am around kids a lot and that is what I say so deal with it). Some days I feel like there is still a lot to be done before our little one arrives. Some days I feel like I could go right back to bed after I eat my first breakfast (usually cereal and then an hour later I eat a muffin and a banana -delicious). There are moments during the day I get irritated by the tiniest things that mean nothing - dirty dishes in the sink, the lawn needing to be mowed, or dust on the ceiling fans. Other times I have a burst of energy where I clean almost every room in our house and it feels great. And today I called Matt after I walked upstairs holding a laundry basket and I was out of breath! All of these moments are small and add to this journey because the rest of the time I feel grateful. So grateful that this little one chose us to be her parents. So excited to hold her and kiss her face. So scared to be a protective mom, but confident that Matthew will help keep me sane. So unsure of whether I will have to work or want to work or trying to figure out all the finances that go along with being a parent. I am so grateful.
Tips from a pregnant lady:
DON'T be rude to a pregnant lady, it's just mean and you don't want to add any extra stress because you can rest assured she has enough to worry about.
DO tell a pregnant lady she looks cute. You will make her day. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and sometimes in our society we forget that. IF you don't think she looks cute, then keep your mouth shut. DON'T feel the need to tell her she has put on too much weight or not enough. DON'T act like you know more about what is going on with her body than she does.