Monday, May 12, 2008

Call the Waaambulance.

I'll do an actual update soon.
For now, I bitch.
I did not expect to feel this run down at 7 months. I thought like, the last 4 weeks might be rough. I sure did not think my feet, legs and knees would look like those of a brontosaurus this soon. I didn't think my belly would be this huge with 11.5 weeks to go. Nor did I really think I would cry at every little thing, have cramps and back pain that make it hard to do anything, or become so enraged at my poor hubby that I think he may be working extra to get the hell away from me. That is one man that is so ready for another adoption, let me tell you. ;)
Of course, it's not all bad. I was just...overly optimistic about how easy this would be. I thought about not posting this so I could give off the illusion of glowing pregnant and happy goddess type. Ha...time for some blogesty, people.
It's rough.
I am ready to meet our MJ.
Labor doesn't even phase me anymore. Bring it!
Like I said...a real update later. There is so much going on it's ridiculous, but awesome. ;)

15 comments:

Catherine and Dustin said...

There is a lot to pregnancy that no one tells you. My mom says that is because then no one would ever become pregnant.
:)

The Morreys (Erin) said...

I remember those days. Oh, how I remember them. Labor was only 16 hours--there were MONTHS of the rest of it. I think the reason people talk about labor instead of pregnancy is because labor ends with incredible happiness. The days of late pregnancy end with nights of uncomfortable sleeplessness and having to go to the bathroom every 2 hours. Which one would you rather think about?

Lots of water, especially as the days get hotter. And that's pretty pathetic advice, but I got nothin' else!

Jess Addison said...

I think you are being a good sport! You just have to start letting people take care of you!!

For starters...come eat homemade sweet and sour chicken with me this week!!!!

Mama Sweet Pea said...

I think you need a spa day! that was what got me through the last months of my pregnancies! Pamper yourself in any little way possible...and try swimming...that weightless feeling is so good! And just like you "forget" the wait in adoption as soon as you see that sweet face...you will forget this misery as soon as you hold her!

Hang in there!

Lauren said...

Oooh, sounds lovely. Yup, it just completely firms up our decision to adopt :-) I admire all of you women who go through pregnancy and labor, but I want to adopt :-) God Bless!

Gypsy said...

Wambulance, you're funny! You're doing great, and with all the fun antics of the summer hopefully it will zoom by for you.

cathy said...

Um... let me tell you that all just scares the crap out of me and God forbid I should ever get knocked up. The world would have to come to an end. Hang in there.

Julie said...

I'm sorry you feel crappy. I agree, you need a spa day. Get yourself a pregnancy message or at least a pedicure. Also, make the boys wait on you hand and foot!

nosmallfeat said...

Wow, this post is awesome birth control. :)

xoxo

AnnMarie & Nick said...

Hey you might not feel good but at least you look GREAT, you've got that going for you!

Chatter said...

I hear ya girl! 6 weeks to go and as scary as it will be to have 2 babies and a toddler I'm even more ready to not be pregnant any more. It tough when you have other children. My pregnancy with our first was MUCH easier. Now I'm not sure what the hell I've gotten myself into. Email anytime; I can relate! Big HUGS!

Deirdre said...

Oh, honey. If it gives you any hope, I'm 36 weeks now and feel better than I've felt at any point during the pregnancy. I had a few months in the middle that were AWFUL! I kept thinking, "If I feel like this at 5, 6, 7 months, how will I feel at 9????" Luckily it got better instead of worse, and now my only complaints are heartburn (no match for Tums) and sleeplessness. The latter, I think, is preparing me for life with a newborn. Though I do think better preparation would be a couple months' hibernation.

You're doing great, you look beautiful, and you're going to have another cuddly little munchkin to dote on in no time at all. And ditto everyone else's recommendation on the spa day—or even just a nightly bath with a good book. Lots of love!

Wendy said...

Thanks for telling the other side of it. As someone for whom a bio child was never an option, I still sometimes wonder what it would have been like to be pregnant. It helps to hear that there's more to it than the beautiful big belly you see in photographs and the glow that people talk about. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

i read this a laughed b/c it is so true, i dont know if you remember when i was pregnant with Austin i said no way i hell will i EVER do this again but it is funny the minuite you put her in your arms you forget all the pain, and peeing. That first night you are not pregnant you will sleep like you have never slept before, that is if Mallory lets you. Apparently i forgot all the pain (expically going 2 weeks over due) i went back on ferlity just 1 1/2 years later knowing i had a big chance for twins (double pregnany). There may actually come a time when you miss being pregnant, i do some times. Either way hang in there it will be over before you know it and you look great so that is always a plus! Love ya and cant wait to meet Mallory!

Melissa Jackson said...

Last blog was from me i accidently hit enter before typing my name, something that comes along with 3 kids, mind loss!