Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thoughts on Pregnancy

I really don't want to be a complainer, but since this blog is basically my journal, I feel like I need to document my feelings about pregnancy.  I'll start with my negative feelings so that I can end on a positive note...
Things I struggle with about pregnancy:
-fat face
-when I can't put on my own shoes
-feeling exhausted and uncomfortable all the time
-aches all over your body
-feeling unattractive no matter what you do
-not being able to walk up the stairs without getting winded
-not sleeping well
-finding it difficult to paint your toes or shave your legs.

Things I love about pregnancy:
-knowing I'm carrying some seriously precious cargo
-feeling my sweet baby move
-having Liv want to talk to her little sister
-being able to eat a little more (I know you should still be watching what you eat, but come on.  It's nice to not have to worry about it quite so much for nine months.)
-people are always a little more polite to pregnant women  (holding doors, giving up seats, etc.)
-having a legitimate excuse to rest more
-watching in amazement as my body changes to accommodate my little passenger

It truly is such a blessing to be pregnant and to experience the miracle of bringing a baby into the world.  I'm so grateful to be a woman, what an amazing calling.  I'm also very grateful for my sweet husband who is willing to get me as many glasses of water and popsicles as my little heart desires, and who is so helpful with Olivia and other things around the house.  It really makes pregnancy easier.  I can't wait to welcome our little girl in 10 more weeks. 

7 comments:

Amy, Dan and Ryan said...

That is all SO true! My Mom gave me a card before that said something like "Pregnancy is the happiest reason ever for feeling like total crap." Good stuff, right?! Either way, congratulations again! Babies are awesome!

Amy said...

You are the cutest Kels, loved reading this!! And I have to say you make one very cute pregnant girl!!! Can't wait to meet her!

Goldie Gunderson said...

I fully support eating a little (or a lot) extra when you're pregnant!! So, I haven't even seen you with this new belly of yours! You need to post a picture!!!! Or maybe I'll just have to come see you in person. I can't believe yuo only have 10 more weeks!!!

Bret and Ashlee said...

Kels! I am so excited for you guys to have another little girl! How fun! It has been to long. I hope all is going well! Love ya
Ashlee

Steffani Dastrup said...

Hi Kelsey! This is Steffani Dastrup from your ward! I ran across your blog through Goldie's. We went to high school together and I was really surprised to see your pic! You have a cute blog, and I hope that little Harper comes soon! (but not too soon :) See you in nursery!

Michelle Ormond said...

Enjoy every minute! We are officially through with having kids and although I don't want or feel that there is another, the idea that I am past my child bearing years has left me a little melancholy. That being said, don't miss the swollen feet for one second!! Good luck
Michelle

Myken Briem said...

My heart just breaks as I read this post. You are an amazing mother, sister and friend and I love you so much! Little Harper is so blessed to have such a wonderful mother!