Monday, March 19, 2012

What Pregnancy Means to Me.....

It means eating 4 banana nut muffins and 2 glasses of milk at 9:45p.m. and being guiltless. {This equals about 1200 calories... yeah.}

It means passing out at 8:30p.m. on the couch while the house is a disaster, and not a soul can condemn you for it.

It means sucking it up, when you don't want to do something... because you know you have been and will soon go through worse.

It's the excitement of wondering what that baby is going to look like and what kind of personality it will bring to your family element.

It means coercing your kids and husband to go fetch you crap because you're too big and lazy to get up and get it yourself... even if you're closer.

It's those sweet butterflies in your stomach {or gas that you pretend are butterflies, oh please... you know you do it too} that give you anticipation and excitement, and remind you why you feel so awful and exhausted.

It's getting the crap beat out of you from the inside out.

It's being grateful and scared crapless that Heavenly Father trusts your inadequate self with his children.

It's trying to keep your mouth shut when people you don't know {and people you do} say nosey, rude, things about your family planning... when it's none of their freaking business. {The key word here is TRYING}.

It's wearing frumpy ugly mom clothes F-O-R-E-V-E-R until you can fit back into your skinny clothes.

It's trading your heels for flats.

It's learning to accept that your body will NEVER be the same, and trusting that your husband really does mean what he says when he tells you you're still beautiful {even when you think you're a hideous beast and don't recognize your own body}.

It's remembering your hormones are raging and you can't do anything about it, so that you don't beat someone for looking at you wrong... true story.

These are just off the top of my head...

What does pregnancy mean to you?


  1. Oh its been too long, Kylee! Congratulations on baby number 4!

    This is a great list of what it means to be pregnant! I'll have to ponder on this question and share on my blog. And then I'll link to you of course!

  2. Thanks Holly! Yes, do post about it! I love reading your blog, it always offers new perspective for me!