Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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Happy Thursday!
Thirteen Things Good/Bad About Being Pregnant
The Bad:
  1. The "All Day" Sickness, at least for me that is the way it is, not just morning for me
  2. Edema-swelling, with pregnancy #1, I didn't have ankles the last two months of my pregnancy and my feet grew two sizes. All I could wear was flip flops, I am hoping since I am due in March this won't be such an issue.
  3. Mood swings, I feel like this is a 9 mos. PMS session sometimes. I feel so bad for being snappy and moody with Ron, but sometimes I just feel out of control.
  4. First Trimester Energy Zap-I have hardly any energy to get things done. My house is a wreck, I haven't really cooked in awhile, I am just zapped of energy.
  5. Doc. Visits-especially exams, I think this goes without saying
  6. Along with #5, having my blood drawn for tests, gosh I hate needles
  7. Labor and Delivery-No one enjoys this part! ------------The Good:
  8. First Kicks and Movements. I loved feeling my baby move inside of me, it makes it so real and enjoyable
  9. The Ultrasounds-Seeing your baby move around on screen while in your tummy is just so amazing. I can't wait!
  10. The excitement-The minute you tell friends and family they are just so excited and happy. The anticipation of the new life is unreal. I love the build up to the big day of meeting that little one the first time.
  11. Related to #7, Epidurals-Loving the person who came up with this. I could not have made it to delivery without this. A Woman's Best Friend!
  12. The Belly, I really did enjoy having the belly, it is just amazing to carry your child around all the time with you-great bonding!
  13. What it is all about, why all the bad is worth it, the new life coming into the world. I will have a beautiful new baby to hold and cherish. Justice will have a sibling to play with. I am joyful!
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48 comments:

Lyn said...

Yeah, first! lol Hmm, good thing about being pregnant - the glow! lol My T13 - Classic Books I've Never Read Edition is up at Bloggin' Outloud. Thanks!

Barbara said...

Yes, pregnancy is a wonderful time. Only, when my children came along, there was no ultra-sound. So I had no idea what my babies would be, which was great = although 2 DRS told us the first would be a son, and HE was. I knew the 2nd would be a girl - never picked out a boy's name!

My TT is up.

Southern Girl said...

Congratulations on your coming little bundle! I just found out last month that I was going to be an aunt for the first time, so I'm seeing a lot of what you're going through in my SIL -- she has definitely had the *all day* sickness, too. ;)

Hope everything goes well for you! Thanks for visiting my TT. :)

Pass The Torch said...

I was blessed with great pregnancies. But I didn't like the doc exams either (Ick)

Christine said...

When I had my epidural,I was in heaven. I also didn't get much cooking or cleaning done, and am just now starting back,now that the baby is 6mo. My belief is enjoy them while they are little, the housework will always be there!
OH, I also loved ultrasound pics. With our last one, we got 1 3-D one. Amazing, how we got to see her, before she was born, so 1st baby pics are so cool.
I'm so happy for you!Congratulations!
Happy Early Thursday!

Jen said...

I love epdiurals, too! I wanted to kiss my anesthesiologist when he started mine, after 10 hours of labor with my twins. If he'd asked, I think I might have married him.

With my next pregnancy I started asking around 3 months if they could start my epi. Can you believe they made me wait until the VERY LAST DAY of the pregnancy before they would give it to me? Fascists!

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

Crayonsetc said...

I was due in January... and still swelled. Good thing I wear sandals year round ;) (unless there is so much snow that I have to do boots!!)

Happy TT!!

Lazy Daisy said...

Congrats on the new addition. We are going to be first time grandparents in January so are going through all you listed with our daughter. My TT is up.

Kelli said...

Congrats on the little one to come! I love to hear mommie-to-be stories, even if it's not their first. Thanks for sharing! Happy TT!

Marti said...

Awwww, reminds me of when I was pregnant 18 years ago! Just like you said, when the baby arrives it will all have been worth it. :)

Kelli said...

Oh...by the way...#8 was Pretty in Pink...gotta love Duckie! You and I must like a lot of the same movies!

kristarella said...

Maybe I haven't been here in a while. didn't know you were having another. Congratulations!!!

I'm not looking forward to the sickness bits. I hope I'll have one in the cooler months, I can't imagine being 8-9 months is summer!

I love ultrasound pics! They're so cool, little face and hands and feet!

Chanda said...

Hooray for the epidural man!!! lol

Happy TT!

Mommy the Maid said...

You said it. But you have to add that people are nicer to pregnant women. They open doors, let you go ahead of them in line for the restroom and all that stuff. As soon as you have the stroller, they rush to get far in front of and sometimed run you over in the process.

wrigley said...

congrats again! we moms know it's all worth it!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm glad I'm way way past these things. My daughter-in-law is in this state now.
My TT13 is up too.

KarenW said...

I had "all day sickness" too. Lasted 9 months with my third. Sorry, that's not very encouraging! Best wishes!

My TT is up.

Happy0303 said...

I actually preferred the labor/delivery over being pregnant! The second time I didn't even have the epidural because the anesthesiologist came too late!

Alyx said...

Oh how I wish I could have skipped the pregnant part. As kailani said, I preferred labor/delivery!

Nothing beats holding that little bundle though...

Here's my Thursday 13

Something's Missing said...

Ah, those were the days. My feet were so swollen you could feel the water rushing over top of them when I walked. My arms were so swelled I did not have elbows, lol!

My Thursday Thirteen is up!

Happy Thursday!

Knitting Maniac said...

Oh yeah. I remember every last one of those feelings. # 1 happened with me with my first child. The entire nine months.

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by!

Carmen said...

this is why I'll pass on the pregnancy thing. ;)

Tink said...

I have never been pregnant. :-)
My TT about pets is up!

Raggedy said...

I think this is a great list. I did not put my name in your linky list because I didn't play this week but I have a little bit of time to visit the ones that posted...
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for Thirteening!

Mandy said...

I agree 100% with all of those...but the belly hasn't gone away yet6 months later!!!! AAAggghhh!!! Thanks for visiting my TT!

Denise said...

I had difficult pregnancies each time, but I still kind of miss being pregnant. Maybe it's just knowing that I'll never go through it again that makes me miss it a little.

Dawn said...

I was so fortunate to feel good most of the time (at least that's the way I remember it from long ago). We had no clue what we were having - suspense can be a good thing! I enjoyed being pregnant and noticed that the minute you had the baby, the focus leaves you and goes entirely to the baby. They forget to even ask how you're doing! Oh, well. Worth it.

I just did my very first TT.

Michelle said...

You are going to think I am crazy, but I actually enjoying labor and delivery and I did it without drugs. If it had been physically possibly, I could have done it again the next day. I know- weird!! But true :) I just think it was so amazing..
My TT is up.

Shannon said...

I was fortunate my twin pregnancy went so well. I only began swelling up in the last few weeks.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Deanna said...

you bet pg is super...Im sitting her pg with #3...just shy of 18 weeks I think...ah...the labor...LMAO! fun list!

Lindsey said...

I haven't had the honor of being pregnant yet, but it sure sounds like the pros outweight the cons ;-)! Thanks for posting - happy TT!

Jenny Ryan said...

I've never been pregnant-glad to know there are both pleasant and unpleasant sides to it.

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your little miracle! :)

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by my T13!

YellowRose said...

Lots of ups and downs with being pregnant, but the outcome is FANTASTIC!!!

Happy Thursday!

Natsthename said...

Yes, epidurals are the best thing EVER! And I still love thinking of feeling the baby kick and move. What a special feeling that is!

Loved your 13!

Tracy said...

Oh! I miss being pregnant. NOT! :)

I love the kicks and flutters and such. But with baby number 2 I was CONSTANTLY sick. I gained 2 whole pounds. That tells ya how sick I was! :)


My 13 is up! :)

Mama Kelly said...

a good mix of the good and bad of pregnancy

I remember the edema vividly -- with my youngest it went all the way up above my knees

blech

This Pastor's Wife said...

I miss having babies ... even after 4 c-section. Sigh.

Momma PiƱata said...

Excellent! Its only been 12 weeks since she was inside me but I had already forgotten some of those things!

I don't know what else to say...other than great list!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Hope you start feeling better soon.

Emily said...

what a fabulous post! i've never been pregnant before, but i love hearing about all the good parts; sometimes the focus is so much more on what is difficult (and the actual delivery!). :)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

So happy for you!! I hate the horrible parts of pregnancy - but I sure love the beautiful baby that comes!!! I am just hoping I get to carry another one to term!!!!

The Merry Rose said...

great list - how the next trimester goes well. :)

Nancy said...

Hope you start feeling better soon! So many people are pregnant right now...

Ashley said...

it is so funny how women look at things so differently. my list would be very different. i loved the dr's visits (i didn't necessarily love the exam part but i was always excited b/c i got to see how close i was to delivery). and the epidural--it was great for about 2 hours but other than that, i could've doen without it since it stopped working anyway. i did love the belly though. i miss that!

Kristen said...

I agree with you on all of these! Especially the epidural. Couldn't have gotten through it without one! :-)

Peri said...

cute thirteen,
it has been a while for me - about 23 years, :)

the first kicks!! what a wonderful time.

TC said...

Your post brings back memories. i had all day sickness too.