Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pregnancy Top 10 Lists

For one of my baby showers, my friend had me write down the 10 things I have loved most about pregnancy and the 10 things I have loved least about pregnancy (loved least?  hated?).  I thought I would share my lists here!

The 10 Best Things About My Pregnancy

1. Growing "Up Top"
Yup, they got bigger.  Finally.  Also Daniel's favorite thing about pregnancy maybe?

2. Feeling the Baby Kick and Move
Definitely the coolest (and simultaneously the weirdest) thing ever.

3. Designing a Nursery
I love a good interior design project so this has been a blast for me.

4. Eating for Two
Enough said.

5. Feeling Connected With Other Women
I think it's cool to finally be experiencing something millions of other women have gone through.  It makes me feel connected!

6. Learning About Pregnancy and Birth
Being pregnant has given me the opportunity to learn SO much about pregnancy and birth and it's fascinating!

7. Strengthening My Relationship With My Husband
Daniel and I have never been closer than during this pregnancy.  Yay for no fighting!

8. Excuse to Wear Comfy Pants
Sometimes I stay in my PJs a little longer than necessary...

9. Lots of Back Rubs and Massages
This is part of Daniel's Bradley Method homework and I've enjoyed it VERY much!

10. NO PERIOD.
There had to be some trade off for carrying a baby for 9 months!

The 10 Worst Things About My Pregnancy

1. All-Day Sickness
Try 16 weeks straight of pure hell.

2. Worrying About Everything
As a first-time mom I kind of "over worry" sometimes.  I can't help it.

3. Peeing Constantly
This has definitely kicked up a notch in the last few weeks and it gets pretty annoying.  On the plus side, I know exactly which stores have restrooms and where they are.

4. Not Fitting Into My Cute Clothes
Ugh.  Beautiful red lace dress I long to be able to put you on again!

5. Back Aches
I already had the back of an 80-year-old before pregnancy, so add pregnancy and right kidney problems to that and you've got a hot mess.

6. Waddling
I didn't understand why pregnant people waddle when they walk until my week 37 when the baby dropped.  IT HURTS TO WALK WHEN THERE IS A HEAD SMASHING AGAINST YOUR PELVIS!  Seriously.  It HURTS.

7. People Staring
Pregnancy = a free pass for people to stare at you.  It makes me self-conscious.

8. Feeling Heavy/Fat
Yes, yes I KNOW I'm not fat--I'm pregnant.  It doesn't make me feel any less fat, sorry.

9. Difficulty Putting My Shoes On
Nothing more humbling than having your husband tie your shoes for you.

10. Trouble Rolling Over in My Sleep
The combination of being huge plus extreme pelvic pain has made turning over an Olympic sport.

Well, there you have it!  What would be on your top ten lists?

Me at 38 weeks @ The Hogle Zoo in SLC