3.09.2012

Thoughts on growing a human

Just yesterday at work one of my co-workers said to me, "You look so calm, like this whole pregnancy thing isn't even phasing you." I assured her it was phasing me, but the stress hasn't hit yet. I'm also not one to run around like a chicken with my head cut off when the stress does actually hit. Ironically enough, that same morning on my drive into work, I was thinking about what it will be like in the delivery room. I concluded that I'll probably just sit there in silence, enduring the excruciating pain, not saying a word.

I wake up once a night, usually to relieve myself, and when I wake up, the little dude wakes up and thinks it's time to dance around in my belly. I enjoy feeling his acrobatic self, but at 3am, it used to be 4am, I just want to sleep. It makes for long nights.

We're down to single digit weeks now, nine to be exact, and I'm still feeling pretty good. Sure, I like to moan when I have to get up off of the couch, or the floor for that matter, but not so much because it's uncomfortable and I can't do it, but more so because it's totally justifiable, and it makes me laugh.

Some dude took a picture of me at the gym the other day, but not after he fist bumped me first for being "hardcore". Apparently seeing a pregnant lady running on a treadmill, working up a sweat, is motivating. He asked if he could post my picture online for his nutrition company, with the heading, "What's your excuse?" I'm not sure if that's flattering or insulting, or just plain weird!

Either way, I'm glad I can still work out and do my thing. I don't think I'd be able to handle pregnancy very well if it wasn't for my time spent in the gym, in my zone, where I feel in my element. The gym has always been a safe haven for me, I'd be a mess without it. And don't worry, mom, I'm not overdoing it! :)

I'm disappointed I've yet to have any cravings during pregnancy. None! Zip! Zilch! Zero! I thought every pregnant lady had cravings during pregnancy??? I've had none! So so so disappointing. I like to pretend I'm having them though. Like when I tell John, I NEED ice cream, or cake, or any other yummy dessert. But truth be told, these are not cravings, this is my life. And I never end up eating them anyway. Lame!

31 weeks down, nine to go, and all I can say is I'm ready to meet this little dude! Should I be nervous about this?

10 comments:

Jane said...

You look beautiful!! You will be a great mother, I am sure. I never had cravings either. I had a few food aversions, things that just always sounded gross but I didn't crave anything. Good luck!

Heidi Lapray said...

You look so cute! I love reading your blog posts. You have such a great talent for writing. I am a little jealous!

Lauren Kay said...

whoohoo pregnant belly!! and whoohoo for single digit weeks!

AJ Candrian said...

I bet you will not be silent in the delivery room. There will be plenty of words/sounds coming from your mouth, I am sure of it. I'm going to make sure John gives me the full report.

Lindsay said...

You look so good! I was the same way...I didn't really have cravings per se, I would just act like I NEEDED a few dozen cookies. Are you going to have an epidural?? If not, you ARE hardcore. Can't wait to see/meet the little bundle.

Brittany said...

I'm excited to see how this silent birthing thing works out for you. :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh only 9 weeks!! YAY! I am so excited I am so excited!!!! You are going to be an AMAZING Mommy-- how wonderful and beautiful! Love u!!

Steve said...

We are so excited for you too! Running? Yep, that (weird) guy was right, we (I) don't have an excuse!

Jessica DiRocco said...

I am so, so happy for you! I think it's completely flattering that guy wanted to take your photo. :)

carla thorup said...

i like that you were running, and that someone actually took your picture. i hope you get famous from it.

9 weeks! so great. CAN'T even wait.