*Due to the girly talk in this post, no boys allowed. Yes that means you Blaine, Bart, Joey. I think that covers the boys that read.
The good news about the giant zit on my nose is that it means labor is imminent. I don't know what it is about childbearing that brings out my skins inner teenager, but it does. It's one of the first things that happens when I find out I am pregnant and one of the last little joys of pregnancy, the giant nose zit. It's especially great because it is always immortalized in all of those post birth pictures, you know, the ones where I usually look a lot like a super model (a supermodel with a giant nose zit who has recently put on a lot of weight and gotten run over by a semi). Love those.
The day is quickly coming and I feel so blessed that the stomach flu is finally gone. I thought I ought to make a list of the five things I am the most excited for about the baby being born and the five things I am the most nervous about (well not the most nervous about that since that list would involve things like genetic defects and stuff....we are assuming everything in that dept works out at least for the lists purposes).
Most excited for
1- Meeting the little girl and I am so so curious if she is going to look the same as my other two kids, who look exactly like each other. Oh and if the old wives tale rings true this kid ought to have buckets of hair because ....man....this heartburn is killing me.
2- I have to admit I am really looking forward to the juice they bring you right after delivery. I don't know what it is about having your body work so hard, but nothing makes you feel better than that little plastic cup of grape juice, and another, and another, and another.....
3- Staying at the hospital for two blessed days, going on the assumption that I will spend most of my time sleeping and reading. I know it's not a safe assumption, but a big fat pregnant woman can dream, can't she?
4- I am planning on all of the pregnancy aches and pains disappearing immediately! I look forward to springing out of bed in the morning with a giant grin and being able to walk about freely without first laying like a zombie in a hot tub for an hour. I also look forward to not having to pee 12 times a day.
5- Not being pregnant again for a long, long, long, long, long, long, looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooong time. Anyone have opinions about IUDs. Boy comments not allowed.
Okay the five things I am nervous about
1- Afterpains...hello. Those knocked me off of my feet they hurt so bad with Bentley and I hear they get worse with each kid. Yowza.
2- Um, life with three kids. I am so concerned about just functioning in day to day life, let alone doing things like going swimming...Agh! And what if she doesn't sleep like ever? That's what Bentley did and I very nearly went insane. Seriously, just ask anyone who was around for that time. Insane.
3- Okay, seriously, Bentley is nowhere with the walking thing. Should I tie a sled to my leg? How am I going to mobilize this family unit every day?
4- Breast feeding. Again. The nunga nungas are doomed.
5- What if all the aches and pains don't go away. Dun dun duhhhhh.....
Okay, so does anyone have an opinion about double strollers? Like should they be tandem or sidebyside? I am looking for lightweight, compact, run Gwen and the two children into preschool every other day kind of stroller. Already have a double jogger for all of that jogging I will be doing *cough* yeah right *cough*.