This may grouse some of you out, so if you have a weak stomach or don’t like to read about some disgusting things then don’t read this….
I have had a more interesting journey in this pregnancy than with any other pregnancy I’ve gone through. The first one was a living hell from the word go until the day she was born, but she was worth all of it!! I really didn’t take the time to enjoy the little moments of her pregnancy. Then the second pregnancy was so normal, all I really enjoyed about it was the fact that he was my squirm bug. Yes, he caused me a lot of pain to the point of not being able to move around a lot, but otherwise, it was all normal.
This pregnancy though, I have been throughly excited and thrilled about because she was planned for over four years ago, and when I finally threw in the towel and gave up on her coming, we got blessed with her arrival. We knew I was pregnant before the tests would show it.
I had really bad morning sickness to the point that I lived in the bathroom with my head in the toilet LONG before we got tested. My husband was just standing at the bathroom door laughing and smiling away with a twinkle in his eyes. I looked back at him and steadily asked him why he was so HAPPY that I was sick. He said because I know something you don’t seem to want to realize. I thought that it wasn’t possible because we had though we were pregnant many times before only to get a negative result. I honestly, couldn’t deal with another disappointment of getting a negative, that’s how bad I wanted Zeva. Well, after weeks of being sick and not being able to keep anything down and being extremely sleepy and more moody than I am to start with, I broke down and got a pregnancy test. It came back POSITIVE. That wasn’t good enough for my husband to get excited, even though he was saying he knew I was pregnant. I LITERALLY took six home pregnancy tests over the next two days. Then after the third one on day two, we went to the doctor’s office for the OFFICAL test, and my mother-in-law was with me, and I was so excited I was literally crying tears of joy and yelped with delight. The doctor said, “I put that baby there for you two.” He really did help us a lot because he went through all the steps of medicine and everything else of helping us conceive for over two years. My doctor has literally became a friend through this whole process. He’s been absolutely wonderful!!
There was one time I was having to run errands in town. I ended up running from one public bathroom to the next because I had the runs issue so bad that I couldn’t control it. I was so embarrased because I HATE to use a public bathroom for number 2. I will literally make myself sick holding it before I use a public bathroom for that. Well, I also had to make a stop to Gamestop, which doesn’t have a public restroom of any kind, and there wasn’t one close enough. I literally begged the manager doing a silly stupid dance to use their bathroom. I ended up in it for forty-five minutes. Luckily, my husband is a regular customer there and spends A LOT of money there. I felt horrible for him having to wait around on me. When I came out, bless his wonderful heart, he acted like nothing was wrong, and it was a regular visit there. I told him I was sorry, and he calmly said, there’s nothing to be sorry about. It took me a while to step back into Gamestop after that one. However, it is a natural part of life that sometimes can’t be avoided. I just would rather avoid it if possible.
Well, the other day, I had to take the 24 hour peeing test to check something (I’m not exactly sure what it was for, I know it had something to do with ruling out preclampsia and my gestational diabeties.) Any who,….I was forced to pee in a cup all day and put my pee in a big orange jug that had to go in our frig (that made it HARD to want anything in the frig…I was glad we had pretty much an empty frig..I did that on purpose as much as possible when I found out we had to do this test.) Anyways, my husband was using the toilet, and when a pregnant woman has to use the restroom, they HAVE TO GO THEN!! So, since I already had to pee in a cup, I straddled over the tub and successfully got it in the cup, only to be trapped in a position that I couldn’t get it back out of the tub without spilling it. My husband couldn’t get off the toilet, so….we ended up laughing like crazy over it. It may be more funny because we were there and could see my uncomfortable position, but it was hilarious. The pee ended up down the tub drain. I had to clean the tub out really well. However, I know better than to try and be clever like that again.
Then today, I wore a dress that fits me still and I don’t feel ugly in. However, with this dress, I can’t wear a bra. We went to get products for our job, and for the most part I was going to be just riding in a truck, so I didn’t think to much of me wearing this dress out and about to “ride in a truck.” Well, I had to use the rest area, and when I went to wash my hands, I noticed in the mirror that I had to beaming headlights staring me in the face. As I’m walking out, my husband couldn’t help but notice it too. He’s just a smiling away at the view. I’m mean while watching every set of eyes around me hoping that NO ONE notices me, but for some reason, everyone looks at the pregnant woman with the huge belly. I assure just looking at my round baby belly this time.
Those are just some of the minor things that have happened. However, through each one of them, I’ve had to laugh about it. I don’t like the center of attention for any reason. If I’m in the center of attention, it’s usually because I’m darn good at what I’m doing, and it just naturally happens. Otherwise, I avoid it at all costs.
What are some of your memories of your pregnancy?? Am I alone on these types of incidents??