Saturday, February 5, 2011
Pregnancy has been far different than what I anticipated it would be. Morning sickness was worse, but bearable. Being large bellied is something I often forget about, until I knock something over with it or can't squeeze myself through a tight space...or roll over in bed. Actually, rolling over in bed has been one of the hardest things for me about pregnancy, and it's certainly nothing to complain about.
I'm 33 weeks now, and the countdown is on! I'm due next month! Next month, we will have our little boat baby here to cuddle and comfort. Knowing that we are *so* close now, time has come to a standstill. I try to keep myself busy - I've been working a lot (yay money), handwashing cloth diapers (they need to be pre-washed to get fluffier), spending quality time with Justin, watching movies, and reading/preparing for childbirth. And yet, time stands still. I'm actually thrilled that I have to go to see the doctor once a week, because each visit reminds me that another week has passed.
And still, I'm 33 weeks! I still remember so distinctly being 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 20 weeks, 30 weeks...and now 33. Time IS passing. We have our last Bradley class on Monday. We meet with our doula on Saturday. Most of our "to do" list has been crossed off. I've started packing for the hospital even! People always say that the 1st and 3rd trimesters creep by, and I completely understand. I was so sick the 1st trimester that I really thought it would never end, but the 2nd was far more enjoyable and full of so many firsts. I even went into the 3rd trimester with hope that it would go by just as quickly as the last, but 30 weeks hit and the standstill had begun.
I imagine labor will be the same way, especially if it is long. One of the big things that I keep thinking about my labor is- how will I pass the time?