You know you’ve been pregnant for 9 months when…
- people have stopped asking when you’re due and have resorted to asking, “Are you still pregnant?”.
- you’ve finally passed the 37 week milestone and are ready for anything.
- the only attention your feet (what feet?!) get is from your pedicurist or your long-suffering husband.
- your pregnancy/newborn reading material has been completely overridden by internet searches for natural induction methods.
- every twinge or cramp is followed by intense evaluation about whether or not it could be a contraction.
- rolling over in bed or getting off the couch involves the same effort and preparation as running a marathon.
- household chores require 30 minutes to 3 hours of rest between each 10 minute burst of activity.
- social engagements are now accepted or declined based upon proximity to your due date.
- one or two social commitments per week qualifies as an insanely busy week.
- every outing is planned around proximity to a bathroom.
- you’ve become intensely grateful that you still have 3 outfits that feel relatively comfortable.
- you’ve actually considered finding yourself a mu mu.
- you’re plagued by intense (and not so secret) jealousy whenever you hear of someone going into labor or giving birth.
- you know the end is near, rationally, but have an intense fear that you’ll be pregnant forever.
- a good night’s sleep involves only four trips to the bathroom, rather than the more common 5-6.
- you’ve completely run out of baby things to sort, wash, re-sort, organize or otherwise titivate over.
- asking for and accepting help has become a habit, rather than a begrudging necessity.
- you’ve resorted to finding inane things to do with your time as you await your next doctor visit!
I know it’ll all be worth it in the end…but man is it tough to be patient! August is a busy month for new babies and I know quite a number who are due to be born any day now. Best of luck to all the new and veteran moms, can’t wait to hear all the good news!
Aw, hang in there Liz! Can’t wait to hear the great news when she makes her way into the world! 😉