February 17, 2010

"Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it."

These last few days that I have left, I'm really trying to absorb the fact that I'll be holding a new baby. Of my own. It really hasn't sunk in yet and I don't think it will until he's in my arms. Although I have baby on the brain 24/7. And I'm always thinking about things that I'm going to miss about being pregnant, and things that make me ask "WHY?".
So for me to remember, I wanted to write down those things.

Things I will miss:
  • watching his feet jolt across my belly all day, and everytime I lay down for bed.
  • spazzing out before his hiccups. 
  • occasional pampering from others. That will be greatly missed.
  • feeling him move every morning when I wake up.
  • pressing his body against my hand when I rub lotion on, or scratching my belly. Already like his daddy.
  • creeping people out when they watch him move and bounce around. 
  • using my tummy for a table. Amazes me everytime.
  • having dogs curl up to and protecting my belly. Baxter fights off anyone who wants to touch my belly. Harley on the other hand uses it as a step stool.
  • hearing his heartbeat at the doctor's.
  • the desire to clean.
  • sleeping in. I'm NOT a morning person, so this should be interesting!

Things I won't miss:
  • feeling of my skin about to rip everytime he kicks hard.
  • strangers staring at my belly. I'm not well endowed enough to have ever had to say "hello, I'm up here!!", but this makes up for it.
  • using the bathroom every half hour.
  • laying on my sides. Never, ever again!
  • water retention. Will I ever have ankles again?!
  • being called prego, preggie, preggie pants, prego woman....ughh
  • maternity clothes!! Yeah, there lifesavers, but I'm so tired of wearing the same outfit!!
  • bumping my belly into everything. I obviously have no depth perception of it's size.
  • doctor appointments and everything that that involves.
  • grunting getting in and out of bed, the car, the table, couch.....
  • my hairy legs. I don't even remember what it's like to bend from the hips!
Although there are some bad things that come with being pregnant, I have to admit, I've had this pregnancy e.a.s.y. and I know I'm lucky. I couldn't imagine having complications or being completely sick. So everytime I think "oh, my back hurts!", or "I can't do this anymore!", or "seriously baby, it's time now", (which is what I have been thinking the last 4 weeks), I'm going to think of this poor creature ---

Yes. Let this be my motivation to suck it up and stick it out for the last week and a half. Because instead of nine months, we could all be pregnant for 2 years like the elephant. Although I do see a resemblance....


aspenfamilymedicine said...

May I say... for the last days of your pregnancy... ENJOY THE SILENCE. Because, once he arrives, you won't get a lot of quiet time! (I LIVE for bed time!!) I've enjoyed checking in on your blog during your pregnancy and can't wait to see pics of your little man! OH... there's nothing like loving your little boy... : )

Mom said...

Lauren, you are too funny!!

Auntie Patty said...

Everything will be fine as soon as mom gets there!!! Push, Push, Push!!!