Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Things I didn't know before I was pregnant...

I didn't know that getting dressed and putting on socks and shoes would become such a chore.

I didn't know that the small things would cause me to become winded and out of breath.

I didn't know that I would have mysterious pains that even when asked medical professionals would not be able to explain.

I didn't know that finding a comfortable position to sleep in would be next to impossible.

I didn't know that I would be up every 2-3 hours to pee every night for the entire pregnancy and that I would learn to go on auto pilot to make it to the bathroom in the dark.

I didn't know that using the bathroom and wiping afterwards would be so difficult.

I didn't know that getting up from any laying or sitting position would become such a huge production.

I didn't know that I would find that picking things up off the floor would be so uncomfortable and painful that in many cases I will just leave it instead of picking it up.

I didn't know that I would have acid reflux so bad that I feel as though a jalapeno is sitting in the back of my throat for hours.

I didn't know it was possible to aspirate in your sleep and that it was so scary.

I didn't know that I would come to know a new kind of laziness and complete exhaustion.

But on the flip side of what I didn't know........

I didn't know that I would love someone so much that I have yet to meet.

I didn't know that I would embrace all of the misery just to be able to see your precious face and hold you.

I didn't know that all it would take is a few kicks from you and I would forget my discomforts for a while.

I didn't know that I would enjoy talking to someone so much that can't answer me back.

I didn't know that seeing your older brothers being so excited for your arrival and them already thinking of you and your needs would touch my heart so much and make me so proud of the wonderful boys they are becoming.

I didn't know that your daddy would be as excited as me for your arrival and enjoy looking at and picking things out for you with a huge grin on his face.

I didn't know that no matter where I am or what I am doing I would never feel alone while you are in my belly.

I didn't know that hearing your heartbeat would be such sweet music that I can't get enough of.

I didn't know that seeing you on ultrasound would be so incredibly beautiful.

I didn't know that I would come to fall in love with your daddy even more as we prepare and wait for your arrival.He has become so attentive and patient to my needs while I am pregnant with you.

I didn't know that being pregnant with you would go by so very fast.


Meant to be a mom said...

I love this post. I remember all of these things during pregnancy and believe it or not even with all the discomfort I miss these things, I miss pregnancy. Enjoy it.

Jen said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL post!! I am so very happy for you and your family. At this point, you have beaten the odds with the hematomia, right? I remember when you first got pregnant, now he is weeks away from being full term!!! What a miracle and blessing!!!


twondra said...

Awww, so sweet! Such a touching post!

ks and jd said...

I love this post! There are so many things to appreciate during this miracle. Enjoy every one of them and remember these moments forever. Wishing you well!

Kami said...

I love that post! And it is so absolutely true!!! I haven't forgotten about you honey. As soon as I get past the craziness of my shower, I'll be getting onto your registry! Hugs!


Michele said...

perfect post. just perfect.

Leslie Laine said...

Love this post - very moving. Glad things are going along well with you - not much longer. :)

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Tiffany said...

Hahahaaaa to the shoes and socks, I don't know how you do it. I said numerous times to myself how thankful I was to be pregnant in the summer because I could wear flip flops and sun dresses. great post!

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