New Year, New Baby
Alright, let’s just go ahead and state the obvious: It’s been a LONG time since I’ve written a blog post. For once, however, I think I have a legitimate excuse. Russ and I are having a baby…a baby BOY to be exact. (Ok, technically, I’m the one having the little guy. I just like to make Russ feel included since he did “have a hand” in creating him.) The past few weeks have been insane. I’ve felt things physically, mentally and emotionally that I never thought I would feel (more about those in a bit) and I’ve learned a lot about myself and, most importantly, God, and the way that I view Him.
Since my first pregnancy didn’t go as planned, Russ and I wanted to be super cautious about how long we waited to tell people about the pregnancy this time. As of today, I’m 16 weeks pregnant (officially past the first trimester) and from the looks of the 13 week ultrasound Baby Boy Prentice is healthy, developing normally and very very wiggly. Therefore, Russ and I felt it was ok to make a grand announcement. (This blog post is as grand as it gets.)
My official due date is January 1, 2013, and I’m really hoping to have the first baby of the new year. I hear you get a lot of free stuff; and after pushing a child out of my nether regions, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I will deserve the stuff. (For those of you wanting to purchase stuff, I’m registered at Target and Babies R’ Us…I kid. I kid. But seriously, I’m registered there.)
Before getting pregnant a lot of my friends had shared their own stories about the nine months before they had their little bundle of joy; and as I’m sure most of you ladies know, pregnancy reviews range from tales of nausea (“I paid homage to the great white throne every morning”) to the nauseatingly glowing (“I’ve never felt better: My skin, my hair, my nails. Everything was so healthy and I had so much energy!” Insert rolling eyes here). Thus far, my son’s gestation has been rather average. Minus what I think was actually a mild case of pre-partum depression (I’m coining that term since I don’t think there is such a thing) horrible food aversions (Everyone talks about the cravings. No one mentions the aversions.) and waves of fatigue like I’ve never felt before, I’d say I have very little to complain about.
That being said, I’ve learned a few lessons over the past four months that I thought I’d share with all of you. Here’s my top ten pregnancy takeaways four months in:
1.) Some people really do have to pee every hour…even at night.
2.) It is actually possible to burp and break wind at the same time.
3.) Even the biggest spender can learn to save.
4.) God is an incredible creator.
5.) I am blessed way beyond what I deserve.
6.) You can be phenomenally excited and extremely terrified at the same time.
7.) Boobs have (big blue) veins too.
8.) Sometimes you really can’t keep your eyes open.
9.) My husband is an incredibly understanding individual.
10.) When the doctor says my son is “sitting low,” he clearly means on my hips, thighs and butt.
If there’s an 11th thing I’ve learned, it’s that no one likes to share their war stories more than a mother or a mom-to-be, so lay it on me ladies. What were/are your pregnancy takeaways and words of wisdom?