math, math, go away...

>> Friday, July 10, 2009

Tomorrow marks the end of 24 weeks of pregnancy. Six whole months of nausea, dizziness, and dermatological variances are behind us.

Somebody made the meant-to-be encouraging comment the other day that "there's only three more months to go!"

Um, did you all fail 2nd grade math? Forty weeks does not equal 9 months. On anybody's calculator.

And today it really hit me as I stared in the mirror at the basketball that used to be my stomach. You know, the stomach that (almost) had a six-pack that I always whined about not being flat or toned enough. Yeah, that one.

You mean I have FOUR MORE MONTHS to grow? (Okay, technically it's 3.7 months, but what if he comes late?)


I sat down and cried. Math always makes things worse.

I hate math.

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Anonymous,  July 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

I know being pregnant can be a drag sometimes..believe me. And maybe it's just me but from reading your blog, it seems like you complain so much about being pregnant and almost comes across as you not wanting to have a baby at all. I'm sure you don't feel that way though. It is so amazing to have the opportunity to grow another human being. There are thousands of women who would give anything to be in your position. Just a thought.

Anonymous,  July 10, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

OK.... What blog are you reading? She sounds very normal to me. It is difficult to go through all the rapid changes that you under go during the TEN months of pregnancy. Maybe if you've never had the unending nausea, or watched a figure you worked really hard for go away, it might seem strange. But I can tell you that you can be frustrated with the changes and discomfort of your body without taking away from the DEEP desire and love that you have for your child.

Lisa July 11, 2009 at 3:07 AM  

Oh, Sarah, that's just what you need, isn't it? Someone telling you you shouldn't ever be upset or discouraged or tired or emotional on this long and sometimes tedious journey. We ALL have those days of frustration, and I think it's healthy to have an outlet!! And I for one never doubted how much you love and want this baby!

Personally, I have never enjoyed being pregnant. Some women LOVE it. Not me. But I sure love those precious babies that come from all that hard work and discomfort! Now if I could just have one without being pregnant...

Angela July 11, 2009 at 5:10 AM  

You'll get your figure back. I lost 10 lbs extra after Troy was born. Breastfeeding has rewards for you too (it did take 10 months or so but with Savannah I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight already)! Plus, you'll have a bigger chest which can be nice. :p While breastfeeding and pregnant, don't eat for two, eat when you're hungry and go walking or do some other exercise you enjoy. It helped me a lot! Pregnancy is a gift and can be enjoyed. Look on the bright aren't on bedrest! I don't know how women can do it...I'd go crazy being cooped up! You are just entering my favorite part of pregnancy. I love playing "name that body part" and feeling the foot or hand wiggle across my belly. I miss that. It's also nice that people don't have to wonder if you are pregnant but actually know. Pregnancy isn't a martyrdom but a gift. Growing another human inside is an incredible privilege! Before long you'll be looking at your little son and be amazed at how Marius' and your genes have meshed to form such a perfect little guy. :) It has helped me tremendously to be as optimistic as I possibly can...labor goes faster and easier. :p (as do night-feedings) I do enjoy the humorous posts on your blog. You definitely have a way of writing that makes people laugh. :)

Libby July 11, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
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Libby July 11, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

wow...shame on some of you for even hinting she might not want a baby or comparing her thoughts to martyrdom. :( Any of you who have been pregnant will know it can be a miserable journey, no matter how badly you want and love that baby inside of you! Let's face isn't exactly a joy ride having another being growing inside your abdomen! And for those of you who loved your pregnancy and glowed were blessed and got off easy! For some of us, it's all we can do to get through those months, or even the delivery. So let's layoff and send some encouragement instead (and kudos to those of you who do). A first pregnancy is a real shock to ones body, mind and soul! Been there. done that. You're gonna make it, Sarah, but it's okay to wonder how ;-)

*all said with a smile, but in defense of a beautiful, but uncomfortable pregnant woman! ♡

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