Friday, February 4, 2011


Me: I am a house.
Joe: You are not a house.
Me: Ok, then I am a bungalow.

Having to climb 2 flights of stairs to get from your garage to your apartment is really not that bad. Having to climb 2 flights of stairs from your garage to your apartment when you're 7 1/2 months pregnant feels a lot like going for a 3-mile run. I'm not going to lie... I'm tired and uncomfortable and very ready to not feel so tired and uncomfortable anymore. I've learned the hard way that I really need to take it easy. I was getting painful contractions last week, and when they started coming frequently, I freaked out a little. Every time I send an email to my doctor or pick up the phone to call her, I picture her quietly laughing at my inexperience. Joe says he's sure I'm not the only one who needs constant reassurance. That's probably him just being nice. She told me I need to rest more and drink more water. So far, that's helped a lot. It can be hard to rest so much when you're so close to expecting a new person in your life, but as soon as those contractions start to kick in again, I picture the baby saying, "Hey Mom! You think you can be a little more careful while I'm in here?". And so I slow down. Just 10 more weeks, little one... we can make it.

12 comments:

  1. i love hank & lucy, and all of your posts! cannot wait to see your little babe!

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  2. I don't think I'd ever leave the house if I had to climb 2 flights of stairs to get back...if I was pregnant that is. I hope you have a good weekend, lady! xoxo

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  3. Funny (well, not funny ah ah) because I wrote pretty much the same thing on my blog.

    I had fake contractions twice, a few weeks ago, it was pretty scary. I can't wait to start my maternity leave in 3 weeks. I don't sleep very well so I'm pretty tired during the afternoon. Oh well, less than 10 weeks to go!!!

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  4. i know you're uncomfortable, but please take comfort in knowing your hair is KICK.ASS.

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  5. Oh sweets, you must put your feet up, up high (above the level of your heart).

    Also you look gorgeous to me.

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  6. hang in there, mama. it's hard work to make a child as attractive as the one you and joe are going to have, but it will be worth it.

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  7. Good luck Celia, I hope your delivery wouldn't be that hard. Don't forget to pray and be careful. I'm very happy for you! Congratulations ! ! !
    Sherman Unkefer

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  8. Oh Celia, you really reminded me how uncomfortable it is from about now. Pregnancy should be a full-time job with its own salary. You do look amazing, though. Keep drinking that water. (Isn't it amazing how thirsty you get while pregnant? Non-stop drinking and weeing.)

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  9. Oh Celia, you make my heart aflutter.

    There are 64 steps up to our house. Every day from 6 months pregnant I could manage one step less before I had to stop to hyperventilate.

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  10. :( Aww, that sounds rough. (Also, I did a wee "Hey, there's the same bunnies-wave print that I've got in my living room too! at your photo of you-not-being-a-house-or-bungalow)

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  11. One of my close friends is due next week! I've spent a lot of time with her recently and so I totally understand what you're going through (although not really because I'm not actually pregnant or anything). Hang in there!

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  12. i really enjoy your art placement.

    yes, thats not making a comment on your current feeling - however, one day, you'll forget all about this. sort of. kind of. wow, I'm no help.

    you hair, however, does look AWESOME. like a 'oh I didn't even try and it just looks this fabulous' kind of way. 'twould never happen over here.

    (and you're just adorable as a little bungalow.)

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