Thursday, March 3, 2011

Braxton and Hicks Were Evil Men...

Not really. They just named something that Mother Nature already had given us. I have been doing too much. I am trying desperately to continue my life as normal despite hauling around this baby. I hate being debilitated. I hate relying on anyone else. I hate feeling lazy. But. When I actually try and do anything that requires lots of physical effort or stamina I fail big time. The contractions come and come on strong. I had them every 4 minutes on Tuesday night for quite a while. I couldn't decide if I should call the midwives or not. They did go away after a while, but it was scary. Charlie is NOT ready to come out yet. I know that. So I have to do my best to let my body have it's way for a while. I just wish I could be one of these women that just breeze through pregnancy and it doesn't seem to slow them down at all. Maybe those women don't really exist and just put on a happy face when we see them out in public. Maybe behind closed doors, they too are making the kids pick stuff up for them and are making grunting noises while getting up off the couch....9 weeks. 9 weeks.

3 comments:

Teresa Leigh said...

I imagine they must put on a happy face, cause I know I was in pain from what felt like my pelvic bone splitting. Constantly standing or sitting or rolling around in bed the pain would be so much most of the time I just wanted to never move again. But I went to work and faked it. came home and let it all out. GRRR.
Good luck for you! I hope that things get easier!!

Little Blessings said...

I fake it a lot in public. It is just one of those things. And I try not to go down the "some ladies have babies in the fields and just keep working" road. They are not me and I am not them. Comparisons are not useful all the time. Hang in there!

Kelly and Jason said...

I just get frustrated because I wanted to accomplish a lot of projects before the baby came. I waited too long and I guess the last trimester is not the time to do them! I just hate feeling useless, but I am growing a baby, and it is my job to keep him in till he is done cooking. That must be my focus!