Saturday, February 28, 2009

Days of Grace #6

1. Helping hands to finish the baby's room (almost)
2. ShamROCK shakes
3. Prenatal Hiccups
4. seeing happy statuses on Facebook
5. Extra money coming in

Friday, February 20, 2009

I will likely miss

  • Maternity clothes. The panels and all. So comfortable...every girl should be wearing them. 
  • Being told by my doctor it's okay to head to McDonalds for an occassional Shamrock Shake. 
  • How nice people are. People are really really nice when you are pregnant. It's unreal.
  • Having help and advice from friends and family. At first I didn't like it, but I gave in and it's quite humbling and nice. I hope that doesn't stop. It's certainly made me feel like I need to be a better person.
  • Gaining weight, but this time, I have a good excuse. That goes double for my big belly.
  • Being told to kick back and relax.
  • Sleep. It's the number one thing people tell you to say good-bye during and after pregnancy. Later sleep. It was nice knowing you.

I will not miss

  • Walking at a snail's pace. I was exercising pretty often and well up until about a month ago. Now, I can't really walk the dog more than 10 minutes or go to the gym without my belly and below aching.
  • Not being able to take Bella for long walks. The look on her face the last few months makes me so sad. Thankfully, Kenny has been taking the lead on this and has been a trooper, walking her whenever he can.
  • Taking a good minute or so to roll out of bed. I now know what it's like to be a cross between a turtle and sea lion stuck on its back. 
  • Um, these cankles and swollen hands are ridiculous. My lower legs look like upside down bowling pins. I feel kind of weird walking around pregnant without a wedding ring on.
  • These double EE width shoes I've been wearing every day. They are starting to stink from all the constant wear and tear.
  • Constant pressure on the bladder. 
  • Pinched nerves
  • My inner thighs feeling like they've been doing ThighMaster all night long. 
  • Not being able to lay flat on my back or avoiding torso twists
  • Being told to "Relax and calm're pregnant". Yes, I know it's the ultimate excuse for how uncomfortable I'm feeling, but it still sucks.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I have a nasty little cold. Not sure where I picked it up, but it I curse whoever gave it to me. I swear, people, if you KNOW you are sick, then do not touch me!   Do not kiss me on the lips (Kenny is excluded from this rule), don't cough in your hand (a sleeve works better) and just keep your hands to yourself. 

Anyway, damage is done. nostrils are plugged to the gills and I have a dry mouth from breathing in and out. Losing sleep was bad enough, now being sick, I expect to toss and turn even more than I already have. 

Okay. Enough complaining!

The good news is, it was absolutely gorgeous today. We made some baby gift returns and then went on a really long, much needed walk with Bella. We were all in heaven, getting fresh, warm air into our lungs and having to squint because of the sun. The warm temp might last just a few days, but that's a break enough for me! Kenny and I couldn't believe NO one was outside walking and enjoying this weather. They must have been out waiting in line getting the salt washed off their cars. 

Days of Grace #4

Outside temperatures above 50!
Getting a few hours of sleep- better than nothing.
Chicken soup, delivered by an old neighbor friend
Bella sitting on a chair like a human, watchdogging the people on the street
Starbucks Rooibos Vanilla Lattes