Monday, November 16, 2009

Things I Took For Granted

10 Things I took for granted before becoming pregnant:

1. Breathing: I have not been able to breath for 3 weeks. They say it could last for the rest of my pregnancy. WTH?! You mean I might not be able to breath for the next 5 months?!

2. Running: I think if I ran right now, I would definitely need a medic. Sometimes I forget and catch myself "running" up the stairs. By the time I reach the top, I am panting like a dog in heat.

3. Cleaning: So I had stop cleaning for a while because I just didn't feel like it. I recently got the bright idea to clean the whole house. Why do I feel like I've run a half marathon?

4. My Memory: Not that my memory was the greatest before pregnancy, but now I can't even remember what I was just about to type.

5. Patience: Again, not that my patience was the best before either, but slow and/or bad drivers are getting the horn a little bit quicker these days.

6. My Body: I have gained 14 pounds and it's kind of weird weighing more than I ever have in my life. I know it's normal, but still weird. I wonder what my body will look like post-pardum. Actually, I'm a little scared that my body as I once knew it will be gone forever. It also doesn't help when people say things like, "Dang girl! You gettin' big! Um, gee thanks...

7. Sleeping: I am used to sleeping on my back or my stomach. Yeah, great. Can't do either of those now.

8. Privacy/Personal Space: I normally keep to myself, especially at work. Now everyone is always in my business. Everyone has an opinion about what I eat and what I do. Everyone wants to touch my stomach. I am quite the showpiece right now. I'm not sure how I feel about all the attention. It's okay sometimes, but at times it can be a little annoying.

9. Grooming: Shaving and doing my hair is like asking me to perform surgery at this point, and I am no doctor. My hair takes 3 hours to do, and I just don't have the energy. I am close to giving up on shaving my legs. Can't see...can't reach...who cares...

10. Portion Control: I used to pride myself and attribute my girlish figure to exercising portion control when I ate. I have always loved food, but made it a point to never overeat. Well, that's all out the window. If I had a dollar for every time I used the old "baby has to eat" excuse every time I'm going up for my fourth or fifth helping of food, I'd be rich.

Just sharing. I'm not complaining. I'm just saying...

~Joan

8 comments:

Alicia November 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM  

Yup...your list is pretty much right on!! You'll have a new list once the baby comes!

Tara November 16, 2009 at 8:21 AM  

FYI on #1 you may have a rib or two out of place. Seriously, while I was pregnant I sometimes had ribs pop out of place daily. Fortunately I married a chiropractor and he'd just pop them back in and INSTANTLY I could breath again...The rest, welcome to pregnancy/motherhood!

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The Broke Socialite November 16, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

Yet you're so beautiful I'd never guess any of this!Hang in there. Easy for me to say, huh? Ha!

Tooj November 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

Every.single.item.

It all sounds familiar. Times two, going on three. :)

Welcome to the club of pregnancy. You get your figure back (with effort), you will have portion control again, promise. Patience will switch to "infinite" with the baby and then back to "normal" when he/she's a toddler, and then on "none" as it matures into a wild child.

Love seeing others go through all these special changes.

The Fabulous Do Gooder November 16, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Ah! All too familiar...whew. When I was preg I had to write everything down so I didnt forget anything..now its a habit that has stuck! and my memory has gotten worse since having the baby :(

Stesha November 16, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

The "dang girl you getting big" gets on my nerves. Like you don't know this already.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Krystal Grant November 24, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

Oh I can so relate to this. My baby just turned 1 and I remember every minute of that pregnancy. I wish I could tell you that it gets better, but it doesn't. Just try to focus on the beautiful baby boy you will have in a few months. And life with a new born is a Whole other story!

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