25 July 2012

Observations of a pregnant woman

1. It was not until I became pregnant that my life turned into a series of weeks. Weeks typically have flown by without my notice, but now I am acutely aware of every time another week passes by because it is another week closer to my due date.
2. People have become keenly interested in my overall health. Upon finding out I am pregnant, even people I don't know very well ask me how I am feeling. Since I have had an easy pregnancy it leaves little for conversation.
3. Speaking of attention.....I have been reminded just how much I dislike a lot of hoopla being made about me. I have never strived to be the center of attention before and I really just like to be treated like everyone else. I do not know how many times I have told people, "just treat me like a regular person" I know people are just trying to be nice, but I like to think I am pregnant and not disabled.
4. Pregnancy puts the breaks on clothing shopping. Looking at clothes is just a reminder of how many things you cannot nor should not be trying to wear at this time.
5.  On the flip side, everything is ten times cuter in a small form, so baby clothes shopping happily replaces personal clothing shopping.
6. Fortunately/Unfortunately I will never post belly shots on this blog....under normal circumstances I would not document my mid section, so why would I start now?
7. Immediately upon finding out I was pregnant I registered several places. I am a bit neurotic when it comes to planning, so why would child birth be any different.
8. My other immediate reaction to finding out I was pregnant was to embark on a quilting project. I have never quilted a day in my life, so now seemed like a good time to start (with the help of a patient and kind friend). I am thrilled with how it is turning out and it will have to be one adorable baby if it expects to spit up on all my hard work.

All in all I have little to report about being pregnant and I feel very grateful for that. I am happy, healthy and life is continuing on pretty much like normal. I am stock piling away little necessities and will soon find out how prepared I really am.

1 comment:

The Brown Family said...

Congrats on the baby Lisette! I meant to leave a comment before and then never did! I am so happy for you! It is funny how you measure time differently once you become pregnant. The most frustrating thing to me was trying to explain the whole 40 weeks thing to people. Difficult for some people to grasp, especially men! It sounds like you are already having fun nesting and planning. I guess I won't be waiting for any belly photography, oh drats! ;)