In a few months, Josey will be here, in my arms instead of in my belly. Kind of hard to believe.
Outside of my wedding day, I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a date more.
Here are some of my top things I look forward to about not being pregnant anymore:
1. Josey will be here. I love her so much, and I can’t wait to know what she will look like or how she will act. I can’t wait to dress her up in all her cute clothes and shoes. I can’t wait to HOLD HER. I can’t wait to know her eye color.
She’s such a sweet little mystery right now.
2. I can sleep on my stomach again. And my back. I can’t tell you how much I miss being able to simply sleep however I want. I miss lying on my stomach so much.
3. I can take my Nexium again. I have never hated heartburn so much in my life.
I was already on prescription heartburn meds before getting pregnant. Imagine having to come off that and have pregnancy heartburn on top of the regular. OUCH.
I hate it. And I hate the taste of Tums. And I hate how they only work for so long before I need more.
4. I can put on shoes, boots (especially boots- especially, especially my cowboy boots), etc. without wasting 10 minutes and grunting like a pig the whole time. When I have to lean over to get anything, it’s harder than ever before.
But shoes? Fuhgettaboudit.
It’s getting colder outside, and I can’t just put on flip-flops anymore. I have all these cute boots, and it’s hard to get them on. I actually have to have Tom help stuff me into some of my boots. Like I’m two.
On the plus side, boots means less people can see my toenails- which are really hard to paint these days.
5. I will be able to see my feet again when standing up straight. My belly is huge. I’m not quite 5’3″, and it’s got nowhere to go in this short body but out. I know people further along who look tiny by comparison.
As for me, I’d just be happy to realize when I’ve dropped food in my lap or gotten something on my shoes without having to count on someone else to tell me. I don’t see it anymore.
6 & 7. These two shall go unlisted because neither makes a great blog topic. But trust me, they both deserve to be a part of the list.
8. I can have a glass of wine when I go out to a fancy dinner with my husband. It’s been a while.
Even though I’m not someone who has alcohol much or often, I think it’s more that I miss the option of eating/drinking whatever I want when I go out.
9. No one will kick me in the bladder.
10. I can stand on a step-ladder/bed/etc. in my own house without getting scolded. I’m short, people (see #5). I can’t reach things easily.
Being pregnant is wonderful and weird and lasts a long time. According to my book, I’ll hit the third trimester this Saturday. Bring it.