Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Grass is Always Greener...Well, Sometimes!

Today I was reminiscing about my pregnancy.  I was thinking about how it felt to have Hannah inside me and to be oohed and ahhed over by friends, family, and strangers.  Then I started to remember how it felt to be pregnant...the nausea, the heartburn, the nausea, the exhaustion, the fear of an approaching labor, the nausea....and did I mention the nausea?!  UGH!  I don't miss that one bit.  I remember at the end of my pregnancy (40+ weeks) when I was SO ready to have Hannah.  I was still struggling with the emotions of what life would be like after she came, but ultimately I was ready to have my body back. (Little did I know that having my "body back" would never happen...can we say stretch marks, saggy skin, and a nursing baby!)  I remember talking to several moms who kept telling me to enjoy the quiet and the last few days of freedom before baby.  I remember thinking...whatever...get this baby out of me! haha  It can't be that bad with a baby!?  Well, looking back I really don't miss being pregnant at all.  There are definitely days that I miss being able to jump in the car and go shopping or out to lunch with a friend, without having to plan the outings around feedings and naps.  And I miss being able to relax whenever I want or being able to watch my favorite afternoon tv shows (Ellen anyone?!)  But ultimately I don't miss the actual pregnancy.  Yes, feeling her kick and hiccup was fun and exciting and dreaming about what she would look like was great.  But that's about it.  I don't miss the endless visits to the toilet where the vomit would splash in my face - everytime!  (I never did come up with a solution to that problem...well, I did figure out that the kitchen sink was a pretty good puke place too)  I don't miss having to sleep propped up on a bunch of pillows because of the horrible burning in my throat.  I don't miss waking up a billion times in the night to pee or just from the pain of horrible heartburn.  And most of all I don't miss the extreme pain of a natural labor!  OUCH! 

So, all that being said...I am SO happy that I endured the miseries of pregnancy in order to have Hannah in our lives.  But I'm not in any rush to do it again! ;-)


  1. I HEAR YA! So much better having them here. I'm right in the middle of nausea, heartburn, some random pain that started all of a sudden (hoping it's just gas?), and all of the above. Can't wait to have my 2nd bundle o' joy here instead of inside, terrorizing my body! :) love ya!

  2. I bet Crissie! But I do envy you that you are more than half-way through with your second one! ;-)