Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reflections

Things I WON'T miss about pregnancy:
  • heartburn
  • wide-eyed stares from total strangers - you can practically hear their brains saying, "Wow! She's huge!"
  • People thinking that just because I have a gigantic belly, they can say anything they think out loud to me. ie. "You sure are getting big." "Wow! Are you having twins? No, surely you're having twins!" "You must be ready to deliver any day now! A month left? There's no way you have a month yet!" (As if I don't know whether or not I'm having twins or when my due date is!)
  • Waddle, waddle (can you say "quack"?)
  • hip pain
  • a bladder that has a maximum capacity of 1 Tbsp.
  • waking up every 90 minutes - oh, wait. That isn't going to change with the birth...
  • that annoying itchy spot on my head that I only have when I am pregnant, itches 24/7, and doesn't get any better when I scratch it (no joke)
  • getting out of breath just doing the dishes or moving from one couch to another
  • gaining weight by the minute

Things I WILL miss about pregnancy:

  • feeling my baby move around inside of me
  • the wonder of it all
  • dreaming about who this little guy will be, what he will look like, when he will come
  • life with the same number of hands as children
  • watching the amazing design of the female body working the way God intended
  • free license to sit down whenever I feel like it
  • having the cashiers in Wal-Mart actually put my shopping bags into the cart for me out of pity rather than staring at me and rudely saying, "I don't have any bags left. You need to put those in the cart."

Did I miss anything?

7 comments:

Joanna said...

Hmm...I think you basically covered it. The itching head thing is strange. Very strange.

Marie said...

Yeah, I'm with Joanna on the head itch thing. I can't imagine! That sounds annoying.

I think it's crazy how people feel so comfortable saying whatever comes to mind to pregnant ladies. How rude! I think the next person who says something to you about being so big, you should tell them you're havinag sextuplets and then they'll be so amazed at how small you are :)

I like your list of things you'll miss.

Terry, Ornament of His Grace said...

I ahd itchy legs, almost evry night. After some research and talking to my doctor, I found that its not that uncommon.

It's been a while since you've posted a picture, but let me tell you, I have carried twins and if you are even CLOSE to as big as I was, I bet you are waddling quite a bit.

Anyway, people are just insensitive sometimes. I've come to believe that they can't help it. It seems manners and civility aren't being enforced in homes anymore.

Terry, Ornament of His Grace said...

I mean, I HAD itchy legs EVERY night. I hate it when I post misspellings. UGH!

Joanna said...

I get leg cramps very easily. I have to make sure to stretch my legs with my feet pointing toward my head otherwise my calves and the muscle in the arch of my foot get really bad charlie horses. Can't figure out why it does that. I've never had a problem with itching though. How funny.

Lawanda said...

Awww. I don't miss the itchies or the waddles or the pain, but I do miss the good schtuffs!

I have weird bodily things too, but I cannot recall any of them right off the bat...

Johanna said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about the leg cramps! How could I forget those? Actually, this time around I am not having as many as I did with my first two, but the ones I have are not the typical "Charlie horse" cramps. I am getting them on the front of my calves. They hurt like crazy!

The head itch thing is only in this one spot, too. It has been in the same spot all three times. Even I think it is weird.