Let’s back the truck up….

This morning I was going through my old Word documents and I found this.   It’s over two years old, but reading it brought back so many memories that I thought I would share it.   I just copied it and plunked it in here word for word…  so here goes…

What I’ll miss about being pregnant:  by me – 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant!

The attention!

Back rubs from Jason every night

Feeling the baby kick

Knowing a new life is growing inside me

Watching my body change to accommodate a growing baby

Sharing the experience with the kids

Having the older kids feel the baby move

Hearing the kids ideas for names for the new baby

Anticipating meeting the new baby

Getting to see the midwives – they are like old friends!

Getting excited about nursing a newborn

Getting excited about holding a newborn

Getting excited about the cute clothes the baby will wear

Being able to sit and put my feet up without feeling guilty

Eating whatever I want, when I want

Having a good reason to be ‘hormonal’ and crying lots

What I won’t miss about being pregnant

Having to wake up every 2-3 hours to go pee

Not being able to bend over

Being grumpy with the kids when I’m tired

Going over-due when I just want to meet this baby!

Going over-due when I’m soooo uncomfortable

Just wanting life to get ‘back to normal’

Wanting to move on to the next phase of life

Being able to cuddle without my tummy being in the way

Being able to hold and carry the kids without my tummy being in the way

Looking at things that need to get done, and knowing I can’t (like weeding my flowers)

Being awake from 4:00 to 5:30 am writing this list because I can’t sleep

Having no control over my own body


Well there you have it.     When I first opened it and read it today I got a little teary remembering what I felt like back then waiting for Sophia to arrive.    There is something so incredible about bringing a new life into the world, even though it’s obviously not the most comfortable experience in the world.

But here she is today almost 2 1/2, and I have moved on to the next phase of life and it’s wonderful too.  It’s just nice taking a peek back once in a while.

2 thoughts on “Let’s back the truck up….

  1. Katherine I seriously was very sad when you moved away because I always think that if we did happen to have another baby I would really miss you! I think having a midwife – and having you in particular as a midwife – made the whole experience of having babies that much more enjoyable. Especially because you were such a great listener – you probably felt at times like you were more my therapist than midwife. But I loved my appointments because it felt like I was going to meet friends – so much better a clinical setting! .And I did gain a friend and how wonderful it that?

    Thanks again for all the wonderful care you gave me and the children, I will never forget it!

  2. Thanks for this post Lisa and your lovely comment about coming to see your midwives. I am sure that for many women who go past their due date the days seem to go on and on (and on and on… :)) but finally labour comes and with it a beautiful new life.
    I am very happy to been such a big part of your births and this part of your life … sad to hear you’re not having any more baby fever but proud to have been on this journey with you and Jason!
    Best wishes

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