Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flying time.

Now that I know the end date is in sight (I have an induction appointment at 3:30 AM on Monday), I am feeling like a post is in order. I have decided to document things I will and won't miss about this pregnancy.

Things I Won't Miss:
  • Avoiding caffeine, particularly lattes and frappuccinos.
  • Getting up 3-4 times a night to go to the bathroom.
  • Feeling slow and heavy.
  • The end-of-pregnancy baby movements where most stretches and rolls are just uncomfortable.
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions.
  • Taking at least 3 separate movements to turn over in bed.
  • Constant fatigue.
  • My PUPPS rash, which has taken up residence in the new stretch marks on my belly.
  • Being uncomfortable in nearly any position if in that position too long.
  • Not being able to walk for very long without wanting to stop and sit or lay down.
  • That thing little guy did last night where it felt like he was drilling into my cervix. OW.

Things I Will Miss:
  • The feeling of sharing secret times with the little one, when he makes tiny movements only I know about.
  • Hiccups.
  • The gentler, Tai Chi type movements of earlier pregnancy.
  • Watching my shape change to accommodate this new life.
  • Indulging the occasional craving.
  • Daydreaming about what this little one will look and be like.
  • Having my older son come up and give my belly kisses and tell his baby brother he loves him.
Okay, so the list of what I will miss is shorter that what I won't, but that doesn't mean I don't really love being pregnant. It's just the end and it's harder to remember the sweet parts. I'm so ready to meet my little boy that I've been dreaming about for so long. Fear not, faithful readers, I will update as soon as I can after this little guy makes his grand entrance.


Rachel said...

Good luck with everything on Monday! The end of pregnancy is my favorite time, but that's probably because the first half is so horrible for me. Try and appreciate it, no matter how uncomfortable and miserable you are. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the best
Of gestational outcomes.
Now comes the pay-off! :)