09 November 2011

For the Future Mama to Be's

Idea for this post is courtesy of Shannon at Wifey Style with a Southern Smile.

1. Even if you're the most rational and reasonable person, at some point or another, you will probably have a mental breakdown caused by worry. Your body goes through so many changes and you question what's normal and what's a cause for concern. In the first and second trimester I called my doctor and went in for unscheduled appointments at least five times because I was scared something was amiss. Not to mention the hours spent searching the internet for answers, which may have caused some of my anxiety with all the horrible things you come across. By the third trimester I calmed down and though I still worry from time to time I am a lot more confident than before.

2. If you're uncomfortable with people commenting on your appearance then you may want to hibernate for the next 40 weeks. Get used to hearing, "Oh my gosh, you're getting so big!" Thanks. Just what I want to hear while I'm contemplating eating that cupcake that's been on my mind nonstop.

3. I hate when I order a decaf latte and the barista looks at me like I just asked for a syringe and some heroin. I also have ordered a tuna sandwich and been question by the server if tuna was okay to eat during pregnancy. No, it's not okay. I just like living on the edge and disregarding doctors orders. I know everyone has their differing views on what a pregnant woman shouldn't consume but I've done my research and questioned my doctor about what's safe and in what amount. Most people are probably just trying to be helpful but it's annoying nonetheless.

4. People not only comment on how big you are but they stare at your belly to let you know they think you're huge. Complete strangers downright gawk at me and my stomach. I'm pregnant, please stop eyeballing me like I'm a freaking mutant.

5. Sometimes new mothers or pregnant women get too personal and ask if I'm planning a "natural" childbirth. I'm not ashamed by any means but I know where the conversation is going to head once I hear this. Someone suggested I try hypnotherapy instead of an epidural. Let me get my damn drugs in peace and don't look down on me because you chose not to.

6. You learn to multitask pretty early on in pregnancy. Example: you can now sneeze and piss yourself at the same time. Prepare for your dignity to go out the window once expecting. Bodily things that should only happen in private happen very publicly. Your body doesn't care who's around.

7. I've mentioned before but pregnancy is 10 months long. 40 weeks is 10 months. I can't believe I have only three weeks left and I've made it thus far without attempting to strangle anyone. I hope you can too.

16 Thoughts :

Lauren Gardner November 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM  

love this post... :)

Venassa November 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

Great post. #6? So embarrassing and so true.

Jilean November 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

#6 is totally true! Modesty goes out the window once you are in l&d....for me, being on all 4s in a hospital gown with 4 nurses to "stabilize" you, unable to feel your lower half, trying to get baby to turn, was the moment I realized that there is no modesty allowed!

jessicaclarke November 9, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

Awesome post all of them are so true. #2 I esp. remember when I was pregnant with my first at my old job and every day the secretary would ask if I'm sure I'm not having twins Really? Maybe the first time it is funny but after awhile I just tried avoiding the office. BTW thanks for stopping by and it's never too late if he's still around to try and have a better relationship. Good luck!

mary November 9, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

Aww, how perfectly stated, honest and sweet! I totally laughed out loud at number 6 and loved it! I hope to be number 6 at some point right along with ya since I am not on the baby train anytime soon! Thanks for sharing! xox!

Jenny Eisen November 9, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

1. Never look to the internet for answers, text a knowledgeable friend
4. They're either envious and jealous or in awe. Pregnancy is a mystery to many people.
5. Everyone is entitled to plan their birth however they desire it. As a labor and delivery nurse, I plan to have my favorite anesthesiologist on call. I'll text him when i'm heading to the hospital. Don't let anyone make you feel bad or like less of a woman cause you desire to avoid pain, thats a pretty basic instinct.

Lastly, anything you need im still here for you :)

Mom on the Run November 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM  

I love the the multi task comment. The sneezing and pissing has not gone away. Pregnancy brought out the crazies who always felt the urge to touch me.

Shannon November 10, 2011 at 8:20 AM  

BAHAHAHAHAHA! LOVE this post, girl! :) Keep me steering clear of the baby train! Even though I always wanted to be able to "multi-task" lol :)

Unknown November 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

ugh at # 7. that would make me so annoyed when i was pregnant. let me get what i want to get!!!! grrrrr. some people are too silly with that stuff, i think.

P! November 10, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

You're a hot mama (to-be) who is rockin' this pregnancy thing. I admire the daylights out of you, woman! Good luck with the final stretch here!!

marie November 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM  

I laughed out loud at #6. You are such a good sport to find the humor in all of this. Stay strong, you're almost there. Can't wait to see the little one.

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty November 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

I laughed at pretty much all of these! Great times!!! I found you through blog hop. New follower!

Anonymous November 11, 2011 at 2:47 AM  

So true!! Great post! I remember getting so many comments on how big I was... that got old pretty quick.

Miss Raj November 11, 2011 at 6:16 AM  

You have an absolutely beautiful blog - you write so well in a style that makes it feel chatty and personal. I've just spent a little while having a look around and I love it! I want to send a ton of good wishes your way - you seem really happy, and touchwood to that. I'm your latest follower, looking forward to reading lots more!



LOVE MELISSA:) November 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM  

Love this post. Made me laugh my a-s off! You have to link up for my sat laughs. Hope you are enjoying your day!

Unknown November 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM  

Hi, I'm a new follower w/ GFC from the Lots of Lovin' hop. Hope you follow back. Cheryl