Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Random Thoughts from a Very Pregnant Woman

1. how is it possible to crave grapefruit and the same time?
2. what if the ultrasound is wrong, and the baby is a BOY....will he grow up with gender identity disorder because his bedroom is pink? come to think of it, most of the clothes are pink or purple. I'm probably not going to sleep tonight thinking about this one.
3. Why is pink a girl color anyway?
4. What if the name we picked out doesn't fit? or worse, it fits, but it magically becomes the number one baby name of 2009...which defeats the purpose of why we picked it in the first place. we wanted different, but not too way out there. So far its been a largely popular pick among people we ask...but then maybe they are just being polite? maybe everyone hates the name and no one will tell us.
5. Related thought to #4- everyone has oohed and ahhed over the ultrasound pictures. what if everyone is really thinking "thank God that kid is not mine..that is one UGLY baby"
6. why do I keep checking the weather channel and moaning over how cold it is outside (some-teen below freaking zero, in case you were wondering) when I dont have any energy to go anywhere anyway?
7. Am I ever going to have any energy ever again?
8. Am I the only one who thinks it is ironic that the one "proven" DIY method of inducing labor is the very same activity that got me pregnant in the first place? I have read countless pregnancy and labor websites and messageboards and it is the consensus that one must DTD (do the deed) to both get pregnant and to kick off labor.
9. OTH, one of those websites had a poster who swore up and down that her OBGYN supported her choice to smoke marijuana in order to deal with her morning sickness and be able to eat food. And other posters chimed in to support the original poster. So maybe its not the most reliable source of information.
10. Its all a mute point anyway, since I have no energy to DTD.
11. Someone said eating pineapple helps. Maybe I will try that.
12. Why do random strangers feel it is ok to touch my belly?
13. Related to #12, what made this one person that I know think it was ok to touch both my belly and my BOOBS? as in, pull my shirt up and say "ooh let me see if your milk is about to come in...." and put cold hands on my stomach and say "ooh let me see if she is moving around...have you dropped anymore?"
14. Why is it my only response to the event reported in #13 was to stand there in shock and be speechless?
15. I wonder if my child will be forever warped because I have been watching Dexter and Big Love. If not warped, at least morally confused. I probably should be watching something mild and soothing, like Little House on the Prarie. Instead I am watching a series about a serial killer with a moral code and a family that lives a polygamist lifestyle. Hmm..maybe I should be more worried about my own Warped-ness.
16. Cloth or Disposables? Breast or Formula? Why is going green and going healthy so blasted time consuming and expensive and complicated? Is the world really going to go to hell if I buy a pack of Pampers?
17. Delivery Fear: I will go into labor in the middle of a ferocious snowstorm. DH will have to put me on a sled and drag me to the main road. and then hope like hell a dog sled team comes by to mush us on to the hospital.
18. Another Delivery Fear: DH will spend more time in the birthing suite checking the stockmarket and reading his email on his blackberry than he will paying attention to my ranting and raving about how this is all his fault. And when the baby is born, he will be more engrossed in emailing the good news to everyone that he will forget to remember that I JUST GAVE BIRTH and NEED HIM. Not because he is callous and cold and unloving, but because he is..well, let's face it, he is a guy. and he is ADD. and giving birth is a largely woman thing to do. and it probably scares him. Still, I might really kill him if this scenario comes true.


Elaine said...

The room is beautiful. What is up with the belly touchers?? That one always freaked me out. Going green is so time consuming and expensive because the whole green movement is about money and power. Ha ha. Though, actually, I do believe that for the most part.

Anonymous said...

Okay...if it were me, I'd have to see the boobies to believe you have them...but that's me... LOL!!! As for the other questions: Disposables AND breast. HOWEVER, unlike me, I hope that your boobies work right and are able to feed that little sweetums, who, by the way IS the cutest baby evah!!! (Well, okay I'm a tad biased, but still...she's gorgeous!) Anywhoo...Clearly the boychildren haven't suffered any brain loss from being bottle fed after many trials and tribulations of breastfeeding. She'll be fine no matter what you do darling. You are going to be a fantstic mother and there's nothing in this world that will prepare you for the moment the doctor hands her to you and you realize, oh my God...I am now a responsible adult. It will be the toughest thing you will ever do but I'm telling you...soooo worth it!!

Love you to pieces my BFFALM!!!!

Counting down the days,

Diana said...

They have t-shirts at hot topic saying something like "if you touch my belly again you will pull back a bloody stump". I always thought that I'd buy it if we have a suprise (only way we're having one!).

Oh, babe. I wish I could be there to calm your nerves...or egg you on :) I never did help much, huh?
You'll be a fabulous mom - you've had experience to tell you that one!

LawMommy said...

Disposable diapers and breastfeeding. I tried to do cloth and breastfeeding and I told my husband after three days that only one was going to happen, so the cloth diapers went into the garage, where they are much better as rags than as poop containment systems. (We were going old school cloth diaper with the pins, etc. I understand there are some options that are better.)

The thing about breastfeeding is this: the first 10 days sucks. (Pun sort of intended.) But it does. You are exhausted, your nipples hurt, you think you will never get it right, you're freaked out the baby is starving, you're freaked out the baby isn't peeing enough, you're generally freaked out and want to give up. Then, after a while, both of you get the hang of it. And then for the next 11 months, you can lay around in bed reading a book or sit in an easy chair watching television ANY TIME YOU WANT because you are doing the VERY IMPORTANT JOB of breastfeeding the baby, and no one will ever make you feel lack a slacker for the many hours of book reading and television watching you are putting in. Also, totally burning calories, just watching tv. It was awesome.

Diana said...

Actually, about the weed thing, from all I've read I don't think it would harm the baby. It's really not the drug our parents told us about, and actually helps so many people (glacoma problems, to parkinsins, etc.). Before everyone asks, no, I don't smoke, but I'm all for others doing it. I would, just don't like the high.

Oh, and I wouldn't recommend anyone smoke preggers, but if people want to I doubt it'd be bad. Except during an asthma attack. That's just not smart.

Anonymous said...

#13... OMGsh! Someone seriously did that?! I would have been totally freaked by that. It is really weird how everyone thinks your belly is public property. And well, once you've been nursing a while the boobs won't feel so "private" either. (My daughter had a habit of pulling her head away at the most inoportune times!). But I loved nursing, overall.

We did cloth diapers and then switched to disposable after the service my mom paid for ran out. Much prefered disposable. And if you consider the stuff they use to wash cloth diapers, it's really not that much better for the environment anyway.

Susan said...

So good to see you blogging again, and I'm really excited about your little girl coming soon. She's going to be one loved child! Her room looks beautiful, too, by the way. Some people never cease to amaze me (#13) -- geez! I gotta chime in on the vote for disposable diapers. My hat's off to the people who use the cloth version, but they were not the solution for Petunia.

Best wishes on the birth. Hope hubby doesn't get lost in cyberspace, but remembers to pay some attention to you. :-)

Dianna said...

So glad to see you back! Congratulations on that beautiful girl you're baking :) I love her name, I hated belly touchers, and I hope your husband knows when to put the computer down to avoid death *lol*