6.28.2012

Side Effects of Pregnancy


Frequent bathroom breaks.  I don't want to know how much toilet paper I go through.

Coughing, sneezing, or laughing too hard resulting in an "Oh, Bummer!"... (then refer to above statement)

Using my belly as a table for my bowl of ice cream while watching t.v.

Good face days.  Yes, I've got that pregnancy glow!

Sleeeep!  I can get 8 hours of peaceful slumber and sometimes still be pooped by 10:30AM

Stretch marks.  I got one measly stretch mark on my hip with Jed.  This kid had better be a saint because there seem to be quite a few showing up this time around.  Boo.

Sitting.  Lots of sitting.  It hurts to walk or stand for too long.  So I sit.  A lot.  On the couch.  In the grass.  On the swing.  In the sandbox.  You name it, I can make a spot for my bum.

Grunting must always accompany picking anything up off the ground, especially myself... (refer to above statement) 

 Long hair.  Loving it.

 Heat = swollen limbs.  See you in a few months, shiny diamond ring!

Clothing is awkward and fits funny.  I'm awkward and funny.  I get looks and comments everywhere I go.

An intense urge to clean and organize my entire house from top to bottom.

Hunger.  I'm always hungry.  And almost everything always sounds good.  I love food.

 Looking like I'm hiding a basketball under my shirt.  Please don't try to bounce me.

A turkey timer (aka belly button) whose timing is wrong.  It sticks out through my clothes even though I still have a few weeks until D-day.  

Frequent comments about how well I wear pregnancy.  I don't know if they're true or not, but thank you for trying to make a whale of a woman feel pretty!

Watching my stomach roll.  I love feeling all the kicks and jabs from this tiny baby growing inside me.  What a miracle!

The anticipation of a new family member!  A precious baby boy.  There's so much to look forward to!

5 comments:

  1. Jessie you ARE a gorgeous preggo! I'm jealous that I didn't wear it as well as you ;) I'm so excited for the little man to get here!! Jed will be a great big bro! ;)

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  2. I think you look amazing!! And I'm serious!!

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  3. You really are the cutest pregnant woman ever! It was so fun hanging out this week!

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  4. Yep, you hit that nail on the head. Although I wouldn't exactly call them side effects. It's more like nine months of full fledged misery. (Okay, perhaps that's a bit dramatic but after nine months it can seem that way).

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  5. I love this post Jessie!! Haha now you have a precious babe because of all you went through :)

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