Sunday, April 26, 2009

On the Countdown

I realized this week that I have less than 9 weeks to go in this pregnancy! Once I'm in the single digits I am officially on the countdown. This pregnancy has really been easy for me. In fact, Garth asked one day if I am going to want to do it again since it's been so easy this time. The answer is NO, for both of us. He also asked if I'm going to be okay never being pregnant again and it made me think about the perks and perils of being prego. After 4 (well, 4 and a quarter) pregnancies, this is how I feel.

What I'll miss about pregnancy. . .

Hearing their heartbeat

Seeing them on an ultrasound

Feeling the baby movements

Recognizing baby hands and feet as they are pushing so hard on my belly

Eating whatever I want for 9 months

What I'm glad I will never experience again. . .

Morning sickness (or all day sickness for that matter)

The stress of the first 12 weeks, waiting to hear the heartbeat and be out of the "danger zone"

Maternity pants and the constant tugging/adjusting they require

Not being able to breathe for 9 months (luckily this time we got a grip on my allergies)

My belly getting in the way of doing things like reading books with my kids on my lap

Bumping in to things with my belly (once I set my sweater on fire while cooking dinner, oops)

Perfect strangers touching my belly

Birthing stories and advice from same perfect strangers

Hearing how I have "popped" or "blossomed" or other lovely adjectives people use to describe me

Answering the questions "when are you due?" and "have you picked a name yet?"

A psycho sciatic nerve

Recovery from a C-section


Kellogg said...

Really? Only 9 weeks. Where does the time go? You look great!

Natalie said...

Amen, sista! I'm thrilled you only have 9 weeks left and that you never have to be pregnant again. I'm not announcing this to everyone, but I'm pregnant with my last one, too. :) I'm due around Christmas, and needless to say, you are an inspiration to me! Thanks for being a great example of endurance and positivity!

Heather said...

I have to agree with you on just about all of those. I do love being pregnant, but there are some definate downsides. And I hear that it is even harder after 30 so kudos to you for getting 'er done. :)