So first off I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant, to have made it this far, and to have a wonderful supportive husband and family. I am truly blessed and thankful.
However I am very pregnant and hormonal and there are a few things I would like to get off my chest. Please know that I am not referring to anyone reading my blog- so don't take any of these comments personally!
1. I know how I look. Honestly. Telling me you feel sorry for me, or that I look "HUGE" so it can't be long now, surprisingly does not make me feel better about myself. You know what does.. Saying I look great even if you can't do it with a straight face. The hubby can however which has given him points with me for life. Also I should add that I only dress up to take the weekly photos. I normally have a T-shirt of my hubby's on with PJ pants- and the chances that I have showered that day are only 50% so him saying I look great with a straight face is impressive:D
2. I'm going for a natural birth which means that I don't get to decide when the baby comes. Obviously if I could I would not still be waiting. So please don't ask me for my due date and then look at me in surprise that he isn't here yet- What do you want me to do? Pull him out with my bare hands?! Or better yet please don't email me or write me a message on Facebook asking if he is here. Honestly, I update Facebook regularly so you can bet that when he does come there will be at least a freaking update with his stats. And if you are family- we will call you! Seriously.
3. Please do not tell me that babies decide their birthdays. I am guilty of this and for that I am forever sorry to all the women I said this to. Honestly I GET IT. But you know what? I am averaging about 4-5 hours of sleep a night- half of which are on the couch, I'm not able to partake in almost all activities which I enjoy or which could take my mind off things and I'm just going to come out and say that yes I would be happier at this point with this guy outside of me. I get it will be stressful, tiring, difficult- but this pregnancy is already all of those things with no freaking rewards. I'm not falling asleep with a little one curled up next to me, I'm falling asleep with 7 pillows situated all around my body to help relieve back and leg pain (little secret: doesn't work!).
4. Please let me remember these things when I am not pregnant. I have a feeling that like the morning sickness of the first trimester these feelings are quickly forgotten (although I still remember being truly miserable during the first trimester and am honestly not sure how I got through it) and I would hate to say or do any of these things to other pregnant women when the time comes.
I've been limiting my contact with people so that I don't bite their heads off, after reading this post I think it has been the right decision:)