If you have been around these neck of the woods for any given time, you know I love a confession. I’ve shared a few Healthy Living Blogger style and one pregnancy style. So, in the vein of being full term and (fingers crossed) weeks to go, I thought it was time for another round.
>>You will reach a certain stage in pregnancy where everyone tells you that you look so cute. You in tern, will thank them and secretly think they are either a) crazy or b) lying to your face.
>>Did you ever put a basketball under your shirt when you were little to pretend you looked like a preggo? Well, that has become a reality.
>>Another reality, I change into yoga pants or pjs within 5 minutes of walking in the door. Not even the elastic waist bands feel good anymore. Bonus points for working from home.
>>Braxton Hicks hurt like whoa. I am not sure what to expect with the real deal because BH are no joke.
Last Sunday while Phil and I were driving to our tour of the L&D unit at my hospital, I went into a full on BH fake labor. There were tears people. We were counting contractions, the whole shabang. Luckily we were headed to the hospital. But of course, after 20 minutes of intense pain, it subsided and I was sent to the couch for the rest of the night.
>>Everyone guesses what you are having (because you decided to wait) and the votes come in 50/50. You decide it is time to resort to old wives tales and tests because three weeks is simply too long. 🙂
>>You reach a point in pregnancy where you get tired of eating. No joke. I have resorted to smaller, more frequent meals so thinking about food every 2-3 hours is tiresome.
>>However, you can also do this, which I have always secretly loved. In fact, I loved when Rachel was pregnant on Friends – hilarious.
>>Now that you are on a weekly rotation with the doc, you hope each time they will tell you it’s go time! Of course, they don’t. You go home and wonder when this party is going to get underway.
>>I have yet to start the waddle…praise the lord.
>>However, I have been stuck in a chair and needed Phil to help me out.
>>You will also reach a point where you are tired, oh so tired.
>>I have started a secret countdown to getting back into my wardrobe. Not in the “loosing baby weight” sense, but rather being able to wear zip up sweatshirts, bending over and put on my tall boots, and not stretching out any more shirts.
>>I have also started a countdown to sleeping on my stomach and back once again (my two favorite positions).
And just for a little laugh
Moms, tell me about your labor. I want to hear your experience.
And as always, share your confessions below. Come on, I did it.