Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Done

I'm going to be honest here. I am completely over being pregnant. I reached the safe zone, and I am ready to be done! I'm miserable, sore, exhausted, and beyond cranky!

This has been my most difficult pregnancy so far. I was sick until the very end with Dylan and Lexie, and even though it doesn't seem possible, I was even sicker this time! I have yet to gain back all the weight I lost, and I am nauseous all the time.

It was a struggle to keep the baby in. I had preterm labor issues with both kids, and I had the same issues this time. The contractions started in my first trimester, and just kept building in intensity and frequency. I feel like I've had pre-labor symptoms for months, and it was very kind of my doctor to point that out to me today. The contractions and pressure are going to do me in if this baby isn't born soon!

Even though it hasn't been easy, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. My babies are worth it!

I may experience more than my fair share of hyperemesis/nausea and contractions, but I do get lucky in some ways:

*I don't have a single stretch mark from any of my pregnancies.

*I may dilate early, but when I go into real labor, I don't have as much progress to make!

*My ankles, feet, and hands have never swelled.

*My blood pressure has always been excellent.

*I've never had gestational diabetes.

*I don't get anything other than mild, occasional heartburn.

*I've never had a leaky bladder.

*The constant morning sickness is a fantastic weight loss plan. I end up under my pre-pregnancy weight the moment the baby is born!

*My babies grow perfectly and are born healthy, despite my issues. And that's what matters the most!

My appointment today left me feeling very annoyed. Yes, some more progress has been made, but I waited 45 minutes for the doctor, and he had no tact whatsoever! Even though it's difficult for me to see right now, I am very lucky. I'm not going to lie though. I'm thrilled that the many months of sickness and contractions are almost behind me!!! I just want to meet my baby!

And just because...

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Come on, Nugget! Join this crazy crew!

20 comments:

  1. Thinking of you...I remember feeling all of the same things you're feeling (although I won't tell you how much weight I gained...lol) and just being ready to get my body back to myself and meet my little ones. Hang in there! You're doing such a great job and it will all be worth it! :) Can't wait to "see" the newest member of your family!

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  2. I'll be thinking about you, and I really, really hope this last part is over for you quickly! The end is the toughest. I can't wait to see who's joining the crazy crew!

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  3. Nugget is going to be a lucky little bean - Dylan and Lexie have got to be the best older brother and sister to find yourself with!!!

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  4. You've had quite the pregnancy..I can only imagine how 'done' you are!

    I gotta say I'm hating a little that you didn't get stretch marks - haha :)

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  5. You amaze me! I only had morning sickness the first tri of both my babies and it was hard to function so I can't imagine it lasting the whole pregnancy when you have two beautiful energetic kiddos to keep up with as well. I hope it's over soon and I can't wait to see your beautiful new addition.

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  6. I totally feel ya! I get the same way at the end of my pregnancies.

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  7. Just a little bit longer! Thankful that this one decided to bake fully! :)

    (I felt cheated out of the last month and a half with Itty Bit... I really missed being pregnant!)

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  8. I am so sick when I am pregnant too, for the entire time, though I still mangage to add extra weight. Those Lucky Charms really add up!

    I love your I'm so done, but still thankful post. You are a super adorable miserable pregnant lady. :)

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  9. Hate when the doctor is late. Grrr! Couple minutes is one thing but 45!! Come on! You're almost there, I can't wait either. LOL! I wanna see if it's a Phoebe or Phoebo. =)

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  10. I'm not a very happy pregnant person. I tend to feel irritated and tired and sick the whole time. I think you have done remarkably well with your attitude...at least as it appears on your blog.

    Hang in there...you're almost there!

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  11. Thinking of you, Stef - it's SO HARD at the end. I had tons of BH with Lila & Jo, and I felt like I was in pre-labor for the last six weeks or so with Jo. Very frustrating. But so worth it! And you're right that progress now means less progress when 'real' labor starts. XOXO

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  12. I am praying nugget arrives today... So that you can be free to eat when you please. What you please. Not be sick. Not have pain. To enjoy your baby AND so that I can get some new baby lovin ;)

    Hugs!

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  13. No heartburn or swollen feet! Really! I thought that was a requirement of pregnancy:) I hope that baby decides to come quick so you feel better!

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  14. that's alotta pluses - especially the healthy babies, no stretch marks and back to pre-pregnancy weight in a flash!

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  15. yeah that whole no stretch mark thing is awesome!

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  16. You are super woman! I don't know how you do it! I'm glad you are able to find the positives.

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  17. I feel for you but like you said it'll be well worth it. Cant beat no stretch marks :)

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  18. I personally can't even imagine feeling that awful for 9 months! I'm glad you are almost done and try not to let the Dr. get to you. They aren't paid to be sympathetic. That's why I went to a midwife. lol

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  19. Come'n Nugget here ur momma :) Have all of us take a good peak at you!

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