Saturday, January 11, 2014

thoughts on the person occupying Hotel Womb

 I found this on Ashley's instagram; I didn't write it.

It occurred to me last week that I mostly talk about the parts of pregnancy I dislike. It also occurred to me that along with being way smaller, I feel like I'm different than a lot of the other pregnant ladies in the blog world. I don't have an app on my phone telling me the days, hours, minutes and seconds until my due date. I couldn't even tell you what day of the week April 2nd is. I don't do well with major life changes so for the sake of my sanity PLEASE no one tell me how many days are left until April 2nd. I will get a serious case of anxiety and once I know I'll never be able to unknow. Not knowing the gender of the baby doesn't keep me awake at night. I'm curious but unlike someone else around here, I'm not dying to know. Ever since I was little I wanted the gender to be a surprise. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a girl, but I'll find out soon enough. It doesn't kill me when someone touches my belly as long as they don't go too high up or too low down. People make it sound like everyone and their cousin attacks your belly but I haven't found that to be true at all. 

I guess I don't talk about the parts I do like much because overall I haven't enjoyed the process of making a person, but it isn't all bad. Besides, I don't want Sesame to read this in 20 years and think I wasn't happy about him/her. 

* I loved seeing Sesame for the first time. I had seen many ultrasound pictures from further on in pregnancies, but I had never seen a 9 week old baby wiggle around. It was THE cutest. 

* I loved the first time Christopher felt the baby move. He came home from work all bummed out and Sesame gave him a nice little high five through my belly.
* I like when Sesame moves.
* I like when we have story time. Christopher always does the reading because I'm busy holding the baby. Obviously.
* I really like when Christopher talks to the baby. He has very detailed conversations about word definitions and good vs. bad morals. I usually just say something really educational along the lines of "Let's crank up the tunes." Someone has to introduce the child to the (other) main men in our lives, namely Josh Turner and Brad Paisley.    
* I like decorating the nursery. 
* I like being able to make a statement about being pregnant without people telling me "When you're pregnant you can talk." Well, now I am so I do. 
* I especially like that Christopher is around. If he wasn't I'd be somewhat of a disaster.


Jen said...

I love how honest and real you are in this post. It makes me happy to read.

Jenn said...

Awww that Christopher is so sweet! You are so on it reading the books. Best to read through them all now so you can hide the ones that annoy you. Not that I would know anything about that. ;)

Tara G. said...

I was never a happy pregnant person. Ever. And I'm still a tad bitter I had to have Army healthcare rather than AF for all three. You're going to be the best mom this child could ever have! Congratulations! {And thrilled your husband is home, too- I totally get you on that!}

and then we laughed said...

Very sweet. Just wait until you see your husband interact with your baby...your heart will absolutely melt! :)