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!
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.