Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Is It Over Yet?

When my mom would talk about being pregnant she always said how much she enjoyed it (I guess she must have... she did it FOUR time!).  I believe it was because of these statements that made me think that pregnancy was going to be a cake walk.  I mean, I knew that SOME things were going to be unpleasant (morning sickness and labor mostly) but I don't feel that I was well prepared for what it's really like.

I don't like being pregnant... at all.  I'm so over it.  I'm sore, tired and winded all of the time.  I can't get comfortable ANYWHERE and, thus, I can't get enough sleep because I either can't fall asleep in the first place because a) I can't find a comfortable position or b) the baby is kicking... again, I roll over and can't get comfortable again, or I have to wake up in the middle of the night to pee.  I can't bend over.  I can't pet my cat when he greets me at the door.  I can't get up off of our couch/futon/bed without pushing on something, pulling on something, or getting a shove on the ass from Jacob. lol  I can't do the physical/outdoorsy stuff that I want to do because I can't exert myself that much without getting uber tired and winded.  I can't eat sushi!  I can't drink alcohol.  I'm just not overly happy.  I just want to have the baby in my arms and skip all of the in-between steps.

I feel bad for feeling this way... but I do.  I LOVE the life growing inside of me, and am thankful every day that it came so easy for us and that there have been  no complications.  But I still don't like being pregnant.

Am I alone?

(P.S.  I'm currently reading Jenny McCarthy's "Belly Laughs"... I feel like I should have read this before I got pregnant and just forgot everything my mother told me about the wonders of pregnancy! lol)


Meghan C said...

There were definitely days that I was "over" being pregnant - especially in the third trimester. But, as crazy as it may seem, you will soon forget all of the "bad" things about pregnancy (it's all a bit fuzzy for me now)!

Sadie said...

My mom said the same thing too, she apparently loved being pregnant... so like you, that's what I was expecting. Um, yeah, not a huge fan... love the destination, could skip parts of the journey. Hang in there, not long now!!