To me, there are only two good days of any normal, healthy pregnancy. The first good day is the day you find out and the next 9 months are suddenly and wonderfully turned upside down and inside out by the impending and exciting prospect of your new son or daughter (or in the case of this pregnancy sons and daughter!)
The second good day is the day your child enters the world and the pregnancy is mercifully and finally brought to an end. Everything in between is varying degrees of discomfort, denial of some of your favorite things and a roller coaster of physical and emotional highs and lows and more lows.
This has not been an easy pregnancy, and while I've tried to only document the relatively good things on this blog the time has come to to vent! After all, we only have 9 weeks left until the second good day. :-)
Things I hate about being pregnant
- Not being able to pick up my son or run around with him in the backyard on the first spring like day after a very long winter - enough said.
- The lack of drinking options. I LOVE Diet Coke. Yet, nary a Diet Coke has crossed my lips in lo these 26 weeks. (I will admit to occasional caffeine intake this time around, though. You would too if you were growing 3 people and you were helping take care of an almost 3 year old!)
- Sleeping, at most, 4-5 hours at a time.
- The clothes. Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to accent a pregnant woman's growing belly with a bow above her stomach??
- The stock I've been forced to purchase in Zantac - although I have to say the Zantac stock is doing better than some of my other investments!
- Having to drink virgin Bloody Mary's during the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament.
- The constant low back ache.
- The constant fatigue.
- The constant knowledge that I have no idea what true fatigue is at this point.
- Leg cramps. I cannot eat any more bananas.
- Knowing I need to eat but having nothing sound or taste good (with the exception of those extra few scoops of ice cream).
- Seeing the inside of my doctor's office more than than the inside of any of my favorite restaurants. See No. 11
- To work or not to work?
- Day care or nanny?
- Not being able to take anything to get rid of this stuffy nose.
- Having to plan out trips up and down the stairs lest I become too winded. Remind me why we decided on a two story home instead of nice ranch?
- The prospect of having to lose all of the pregnancy pounds - again.
- Will we make it to 35 weeks?
- Will Joshua be able to adjust?
- Will the babies be OK?
The things I love about being pregnant
- It gave us Joshua.
- It will give us three new people just as precious.
Yes, I would say the good far outweighs the bad.