Saturday, October 11, 2008

What I didn't expect while expecting

I figured I needed to record this stuff to compare to future pregnancy's, and to remember. I remember before I got pregnant hearing things from women who were pregnant, but I never really understood/expected what they were saying to me.

I never expected:

1. Stretch Marks. My mom told me that she never got a single stretch mark, and I guess I figured I would be that lucky as well. I did all the precautionary steps, and I did really good up until my 5/6 month of pregnancy. Right when I had a huge growth spurt I started to wake up with a new one everyday. Luckily they fade right?

2. Trouble eating. I couldn't wait for the day to be pregnant and eat anything and everything, but honestly I have been the opposite. Since day one it has been a huge challenge to find things that I want to eat. I think my first trimester forced that into me. I never know what I want to eat, and I have become ultra picky. Poor Chris.

3. Nausea. I had awful awful nausea the first trimester, and even well into the second. It seemed to fade away but lately it has been creeping back. If I don't eat something every few hours, I get pretty sick. I am just so grateful it's not as bad as it was.

4. Attachment. I never thought I could love or be so attached to someone I have never seen, heard, or felt before. I have absolutely loved feeling this baby girl move inside of me. Although sometimes her moments become uncomfortable, I love it just the same. I am really going to miss knowing that she is safe and happy inside of me.

We had our weekly appointment yesterday, and we had a lot of our questions and concerns answered. I was checked for dilation and I am completely shut, and not going anywhere anytime soon. You never know though right? Preslie hasn't dropped yet, and is still swimming around (or trying to). She is lopsided right now, and is having a great time switching from my right to my left side. We are all hopeful that she won't be too much longer. We are happy that everything looks good and is right on schedule.

7 comments:

Aubreydoll said...

I felt the same way when Bauer was born, I actually kind of missed having him in my stomach so that I always knew he was safe with me! But being able to hold and kiss him was totally worth it! It'll be so exciting for you when she finally does come out and you guys will make great parents!

The Terrys said...

hahaha... alanis- classic. Anyway, when I was pregnant I had terrible heart burn. The only thing that worked were those chewable rolaids. Towards the end of the pregnancy, John's sister lived with us as we were transitioning housing, and one morning she made us smoothies for breakfast and for some weird reason, put my chewable rolaids in it. I was pissed, but tried to hide it. But John and her knew I was pissed anyway. Then, right after I had Daphne, she got pregnant. Towards the end of her pregnancy she said to me "Amberly, I get terrible heartburn. Now I know why you were so upset about your rolaids that I put in the smoothy. I just didn't get it back then, but now, I NEED THEM! I would be so mad if someone put my rolaids in a smoothy!" I thought that was a funny pregnancy story.

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

It sounds like you and I have had very similar pregnancies! I can't believe Preslie is coming so soon...we're so excited for you!!!

Laura McGinnis said...

Hang in there! The time is getting so close and it'll just up and happen. I keep checking your blog to see if it has happened yet. I'm sooo excited, like it's Christmas!

Brandon and Mandy said...

I was just thinking, I should call Riley and get an update on the baby! The good thing is, I know you'll be able to hang out this week :)

The Morgans said...

Good idea writing things down. I love being pregnant. But I have realized thgt with this one that I am having trouble remembering whether it is better or worse than the last. I guess I only remember the good things about being pregnant so as all the "bad" things happen, again. I start to remember. I am so excited to meet little Preslie.

Janee said...

What a great idea to write all those things down - I'm totally going to do that with our next one - maybe even a baby blog...

Hang in there girl, you're almost done! We are so excited to meet her!