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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh the things I've learned...

I've learned a few things while being pregnant and thought I'd share....

1. Cramps aren't just for the monthly visit.
2. Just because I'm craving it, doesn't mean baby is.
3. I can start the morning looking hardly pregnant and return from work looking 6 months along, all thanks to bloating.
4. I have a tilted uterus.
5. My mid-section can grow but the number on the scale can stay the same.
6. Pregnancy is not for wussy's. (that's why us women have to go thru it.)
7. Meat never tasted so bad.
8. Water can actually make me gag.
9. I never thought it would feel so good and painful at the same time to take my bra off.
10. When it's time to eat, it's time to eat NOW.
11. Don't buy too much of one thing, it may sound delightful one day and repulsive the next.
12. Just because I'm exhausted doesn't guarantee I will sleep well at night.

I also have learned some more uplifting things!

1. I will be a mom before I'm 30
2. My husband is more amazing every day.
3. My husband can sew (I will post on that later!)
4. Coke and Dr. Pepper are also made caffeine free!
5. If a donut is what sounds good, I will eat it, guilt free.
6. I take a bottled water to church and don't feel one bit bad about sipping on it here and there.
7. I don't have to lift a thing, at work or at home, I'm well taken care of!
8. Miracles happen!

Hopefully as I am more into my 2nd trimester my list of uplifting things will outgrow the "other" things I've learned!

8 comments:

Peggy said...

I've been known to take crackers, cereal, toast, bagels, and Cup-O-Noodles to church while pregnant. There is no shame in it!

I agree with your entire list. (And you still have a lot to learn--just wait till your third trimester!)

Wildingkids said...

Im with Peggy! O the treats that would go to church....just in case!

Just wait til.....well maybe we will talk about that later!

I love your list! I agree 100%

melissa said...

so glad you are finding joy in pregnancy :) the best is yet to come, my dear!

Jessica said...

Loved your post! Totally fun! I can relate to most of those!! If you can't eat meat then I'm guessing you're having a girl. Just because that's how I was with Audrey during my 1st trimester. Then...I started craving Apollo hamburgers in my 3rd. Weirdest thing.

Yeah for babies and the crazy but amazing things our bodies can do!

Sarah said...

Ok so... I don't know you, and you don't know me. However, I was on Emily Frame's blog and happened to click on your name. I couldn't not leave you a comment saying Amen. Seriously I am in shocked mode right now reading your "oh the things I've learned"!! Im 11 weeks pregnant and I'm not kidding I agreed with and giggled on EVERY single one of those things. (Even the tilted uterus). And I just read the list to my husband, and his 1st comment was "thats you!" So great how once someone says it most women agree. Glad I stopped by and thanks for writing all my feelings for me!

Kara said...

ha ha this made me laugh! Isn't it crazy how your body,smells, taste, etc all change. I'm so excited for you. When do you find out?

Brammer Family said...

Kim, you make me smile! I hope you get feelin' better soon!

Marnie said...

Isn't pregnancy so much fun!?! You will love having this list latter and laughing and crying at all the changes you go through. I can't wait to see more posts for your second and third trimester - even more fun!