1. God knows that if your pregnancy drags on, you may only do it once. And we definitely don't need a world full of "only child" children running around here. I mean, some are great. But siblings build character. ;)
|Me restraining myself from hurting that cute face - character building. Him learning that big sis is always right - character building. ;)|
2. Being pregnant makes you pretty self-involved. I'm a relatively self-involved person anyway, but being pregnant is a full-time job. I swear that sounds crazy, but it really is. Always watching what you eat, feeling uncomfortable, finding clothing that fits, buying crap for a baby that you don't know anything about other than, possibly, their gender, trying to think of names, imagining the changes you're going to be facing soon, worrying about labor. Seriously, full-time. So between that full-time job, my full-time job of being a wife and mama to my 4-legged babies and helping Tony take care of our house, plus the full-time job that actually pays me a salary, I am exhausted all the time. And when you're so busy being exhausted and worrying about yourself, time flies. Otherwise, you'd have plenty of time to sleep, which would alleviate the exhaustion.
3. There's a lot of preparation that goes into having your first kid (see above). I mean, there are actual laws about how to do things with babies. For example, you can't leave the hospital without an installed car seat. You also can't leave them alone at home and you have to feed them and clothe them and shelter them. Are these logical laws? Of course. But it's still an adjustment on our every day now. Not to say that we currently neglect any babies or our dogs. I'm just saying, the well-being of this tiny human, down to the very air she breathes, is solely dependant on us. That's heavy stuff.
4. Pregnant women pee. Constantly. I mean, in the last 4.5 hours, I've peed at least 6 times. I get up at least twice every night to go. So if I added up all the time I'm just sitting on the toilet peeing, it's probably equivalent to 1/3 of my pregnancy. Ish. Talk about a time-waster.
Speaking of God, though, he has really helped a girl out this summer. Oklahoma has had some record-breaking cool weather. Heck, this week we're having another "polar vortex" roll through with highs in the 80s. The 80s, my friends. Usually Oklahoma is an arid desert of 105 by this time of year. I'm super grateful for that!!
Oh and one other thing I've been so grateful for, which I know I've mentioned a few times already - my darling husband. He has stepped up and helped out so much. So so much. Especially in the last several weeks when this pregnancy has really started to slow me down. I honestly don't know how people without partners or support systems do this. I really don't.