Tuesday, September 25, 2007

26.4 Weeks

Things I have learned:
  1. I require EXACTLY nine hours of sleep each night. If those nine hours are interrupted for, say, an hour at some point during the night, I will sleep right through my alarm for the entire interrupted portion of the nine-hour requirement.
  2. Pregnancy Senility is a very real condition. I hear it morphs into Mama Senility after delivery.
  3. Swimming is the most luxurious form of exercise and stretching during pregnancy. Bonus benefit: quick and true relief for swollen feet!
  4. Sitting in a jacuzzi (heated to exactly 99-degrees) under the stars is the best way to bliss out before bedtime.
  5. Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Ice Cream tastes better during pregnancy, especially if you mix in a copious number of mini marshmallows.
  6. Fast food really IS as bad for the body as they say it is, and the effects of sodium and caffeine are swift and sure.
  7. There is no point in pre-registering at the hospital for delivery. No matter how many times you dutifully FAX the carefully completed form to the correct FAX number and then follow up with a phone call to confirm receipt, "Susan" will not enter your information into their registration system until "about a month before your due date." Hmmmmm....wonder what happens if labor starts before then?
  8. The "Tummy Sash" from A Pea in the Pod is the best invention EVER. Favorite pre-pregnancy jeans, pants, skirts and shorts are entirely wearable with the simple technology of this wonderful little piece of lycra (as long as your ass hasn't grown as large as your belly...)
  9. Maternity clothes really have gotten a lot cuter since our mothers were pregnant.
  10. Baby's first real kick is the best evidence that there is a God.

2 comments:

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

Great observations you have made. I shoulda tried swimming when I was pregnant w/you 'cause I had elephant feet,the clothes are much cuter(way cuter!!), my high tech "sash" was a strip of elastic and two safety pins (why didn't I think to invent the current sash?? another opportunity lost)BUT what I most thankful for is that God has given you to chance to experience the feeling of your baby's 1st kick. There is only one word for that feeling and that is INCREDIBLE. Love you.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

The kicking was always my favorite part of pregnancy, such delightful play with your baby...but if you think THAT'S the best evidence that there is a God, wait until you see that little boy emerge from your own body. You'll weep like a little school girl and for the rest of your life (I'm guessing) cry at sad child-related stories on the news. You are about to be a member of humanity in a way you never could've been before.