Friday, June 25, 2010

I actually love being pregnant

I have to say, I am really enjoying this pregnancy. I guess I never really thought too much about what it would be like to be pregnant, yet every day I'm surprised how much I enjoy it. It's not always comfortable, I want to cry sometimes when I can't find anything to wear, I'm exhausted, have a hemorrhoid and in this heat my ankles are starting to swell...but I still love it. I love when a stranger stops me on the street to say congratulations. I love when the person next to me on the subway chats with me about baby girl and is genuinely interested in her name, movements and due date. I love when Ron puts his hand on my belly and tells me how much he loves his girls (yup...he's going to melt when he meets her). I love feeling baby girl kick, even though it doesn't always feel good, because it reminds me she is there and doing well. I love when I can see my belly move and trying to guess what body part is poking through. I love talking to her, singing to her and the genuine connection I already have with her. And I love dreaming about what she'll look like, how she will act and how our lives are going to change when she arrives. I have 10 weeks to go, and I'm sure in a few weeks I'll be enjoying it all a little bit less, but right now I am soaking up every moment of this experience.


  1. How fun! First babies are great. In ten weeks you'll be loving life even more!

    I'm visiting from SITS and saw your question about the link to your last post. All you should have to do is check the little box at the bottom of the comment form that says Comment Luv, and enter your website into the specified form on that box. (Include the http:// or it won't work.) Then when you type in your comment the Comment Luv will pull up your last post for you and stick in in as part of your comment. Hope that helps - I'm crap at instructions. I should've just said: enter your entire website URL, check the comment luv box and you're good. :) I wish I could blame pregnancy brain...

  2. I enjoyed every moment too. It was such a miracle. My daughter got hiccups all the time and that cracked me up. It was uncomfortable the last month, but I wouldn't trade a moment.

    It is sooo refreshing to read this. It truly is a blessing. :-) Congratulations!!

  3. Thank you all SO much!!

    Angelia, I think I felt her hiccuping for the first time this week, but can't be sure.

    And Bethany, thank you!! The most confusing things are always the most complicated :) At least now I'm ready for next Saturday!