I wrote this the week before Kyton was born, as a bit of a reflection on pregnancy. At the time I had no idea that I’d be meeting my little boy at the end of the week:
I never thought that the first trimester would be SO hard, and the the last would be so easy! I was so sick the first trimester, and extremely tired. I didn’t look pregnant, so I got no sympathy. Now I look pregnant, but don’t need the sympathy.
I always assumed that I’d be the woman who gained 40 lbs, and struggled to lose the weight for years. I was up to 5lbs, but as of this morning, I’m only at 3lbs.
On a similar note, I didn’t realize I would not need maternity clothes. I purchased a few items, and some I have worn just because I have them, but the majority of what I wear is my normal clothing. About the last week of school my dress pants started to feel tight. I have 1 pair of maternity jeans, and 1 pair of maternity capris that I just started wearing, and about 3 maternity shirts. There are other maternity items in my closet with tags that I’ll save for next time. With the lose and stretchy style of clothes, I am able to wear my pants and shorts below my belly along with a lose shirt.
I thought I’d be at the end and trying every remedy on the internet to try and get my baby to come early. Instead I’m ready for him, but enjoying my last few days pregnant, sleeping, blogging, and just relaxing.
I never expected my husband to nest so much! The man has been driving me crazy! The worst was when he took everything out of the closet and dresser in the baby’s room and decided we needed to take half of it back to the store since the reviews were less than stellar. The items that passed his internet search were put back, but not the same way I had everything.
I, on the other hand, have had no instinct to nest. (Unless you count organizing my hard drives and backing up pictures.)I did have to change classrooms at the end of the year, and had to organize everything at school, so that may have taken up my nesting energy.
I didn’t think I’d feel so good at the end! At about 30 weeks I had issues with my sciatic nerve, and could barley walk due to pain. Being stubborn like I am, I tried to walk anyways figuring that would make it better, but it seemed to aggravate the condition. I returned to the chiropractor, and within a few weeks have had no issues at all. I can easily walk 2 miles a day with no pain or problems. Dylan says I walk a little slower, especially during a contraction, but not much. I am still the one trying to get Dylan to walk just a little further.
I’ve been so blessed with a relatively simple pregnancy. I’m really looking forward to the next phase of life, being a mom.
Finally, here’s the last picture of me pregnant. This was taken 3 days before Kyton was born.