Sunday, April 19, 2009

pregnancy top 5..or 6...

we got some exciting news from our very close friends - they are expecting - however unexpectedly. I remember when I first got pregnant, despite our months of trying, I was just as scared as I was excited. Um, I'd never done this before - I didn't know what to expect!
Throughout the next 9 months, we all know how much I did not enjoy my pregnancy. Despite my discomfort and general dislike of pregnancy itself - there are a few things that we did to make those 9 months more enjoyable.
  1. We took pictures every week to document my changing figure. I look back on them and am so glad to see that transformation. It is also motivation to get back to my "old" self.
  2. We did as much as we possibly could together - grocery store, random little errands etc. We didn't get to take a "babymoon" but we tried to spend as much time together doing something or nothing.
  3. We had professional maternity pictures taken. Best money spent.
  4. My husband. He definatly made my pregnancy more enjoyable by just being himself & loving me and my changing self.
  5. Sleep. I slept when I could as much as I could. I know it sounds really silly - but it helped me feel better and gave me as much energy as I possibly could. A rested Andrea = happy Andrea.
  6. I wrote to her - and continue to write to her - in a journal that I will give her one day. I started it the day I found out I was pregnant and just wrote whenever I felt like it, about how I was feeling, our hopes and dreams for her and about the big events that happened before she got here. I hope she will cherish this once she gets older as much as I do.

There is so much that happens during pregnancy - physically, emotionally and otherwise - that it can be (and was) slightly overwhelming for different reasons as the time goes on. I was thankful to be able to share my pregnancy with one of my closest friends and that made the "stupid" questions seem less stupid!

So really, there aren't any stupid questions or silly concerns, it all just takes some getting used to and then it's over! No matter what I read or watched or listened to - I could have never been totally prepared & I am sure next time I will have a whole new set of things to question - but now that this one is over, I can say that it may not have been the most fun 9 months of my life but it was worth every second.


kccat said...

Nice list. It's great you can look back and list all the great positive experiences that both of you had during this time.

renee said...

i <3 that list. and whom, may i ask, is preggo? is it who i think it is...miss newlywed!?

andrea said...

no not who you are thinking.... not at all! they aren't ready to tell people yet so i am trying to keep it on the DL!