Wednesday, April 1, 2009

9 Month Re-Cap:

The TWO lines. Taking a pregnancy test is quite the event if you ask me. I love hearing stories of when people took them and the reaction they had afterwards. I hope mine is entertaining enough :)

Us in the morning after I jumped in bed to announce the good news.

Same day we found out, we were on out way to Jemaica`s reception. We had to get a picture of us looking better than we were in the morning...

We`re almost there now, and it`s really hard to believe. I truly feel like I have been pregnant for half my life or so. I often think to myself, “Do I even remember what it feels like to be normal?” To me normal can be defined as someone who wears normal clothing, can shop in “normal” stores, can run to the bus if they are running late- not just watch it go by as they slowly waddle to the bus stop. Normal was when I could comfortably lean over the bathroom counter to brush my teeth, pluck my eye brows, do my makeup etc. It’s very tough to get a close-up view of your face in the mirror when you are forced away by a large tummy! I want to sleep on my back again more than anything, I can’t wait to bend over comfortably to put on my socks and shoes, and to wear pants that have a non-elastic waistline. At first I thought maternity pants were the greatest thing ever, however I can’t wait to wear something that won’t shift down all day and constantly having me hike them up around my hips. For about a month now my belly-bulge has been a lot lower and my elastic-waste pants can’t hug me appropriately anymore. I ALWAYS have that gross saggy jeans bum. Jason thought it would be funny to pull them down while I was making dinner yesterday- I had to laugh too while I awkwardly hiked them back up! Oh my, the little things I took for granted...

I have said this to people who’ve asked time and time again that I know I have been lucky. I haven’t worshiped the porcelain urn during the last 9 months; I pretty much skipped morning sickness altogether, just a little nausea here and there and it left when I ate something. Yes lucky me, and I am so thankful because I have heard so many nightmares- my heart goes out to you. Maybe I’ll feel worst being pregnant with a boy?

My tummy feels bigger everyday at this point; the toilet is my best friend for a different reason because every time I stand up I have to go pee. It’s getting rather ridiculous, I have to go like 3 times before I can lie down at night and fall asleep because any slight urge to go will keep my awake. I wonder if it is wisdom in God to have us so irritable with how our body functions near the end of pregnancy. Maybe this is so we embrace the trial of labour and birth? I wouldn’t be surprised. God often works like that. If we can simply endure the blessings and joy promised to us are beyond our comprehension. I truly believe this little girl will do just that to our lives, bringing us more joy and happiness then we’ve ever really known possible.

So here is how the story goes:

Jason and I had originally planned to want a family after we’d been married about a year. We knew if we stressed about it would be harder to conceive so we tried to relax and see what would happen. We were married in May 2007, and conceived in July 2008. It was a funny thing when I found out. My cycle had been 5 days late the previous month and I was almost positive I was pregnant in June because I am always so regular, however that wasn’t the case and I was worried that I was messing up my cycle because sub-consciously I was stressed with how long it might take us to conceive. The first weekend in August we headed out to the cabin in Shuswap and I was careful not to go tubing because I figured that wouldn’t be the smartest move if I was indeed pregnant this month. Well my intuition was right on. I hesitated to take a test out at the cabin to see if I could confirm things then but figured I should just wait. I waited an extra 5 days to see if my period came because of what happened the previous month. So I waited and waited and Saturday morning I woke up from a dream where I had taken a test and it was positive. I was mad that I was dreaming something like this because if this test turned out to be a negative again I would have just gotten my hopes up and thus ended up disappointed. So I went to the bathroom after holding my urge to go all night. My sister’s in law told me to pee in a cup and then dip the test in it. I hadn’t tried that before so I really had no idea what I was doing at 6am Saturday morning. I was disoriented and had to go so bad that I ended up filling the cup way faster than I thought and had to finish in the toilet after making a mess of myself! Yes, it was actually quite funny that I was laughing during the whole process and while I tried to compose myself in the bathroom the second line appeared on the stick, and I was in shock! I laid it on the counter and stared at it for a good minute and then ran to get bathroom cleaner and a change of clothes. I was overjoyed and laughing because my circumstances were hilarious and I was SO happy! After I cleaned up I went back and looked at the test a bit longer and was thinking of how to tell Jason. I wanted to do something cool or creative and had researched ways on the internet for when this day would come and how I’d surprise him. I did the opposite and simply ran to the room, jumped into bed and said, “Baby, I have a baby inside ME!” He was in deep sleep but his eyes suddenly popped open and were the size of golf balls. He didn’t believe me at first, or at least he questioned me but I could tell he was excited about the news I delivered. He wanted to see the test and because the second line shows up a lot more faint then the first one he though it wasn’t legit. I reassured him it was legit and headed off to the clinic an hour or so later and everything was confirmed. When I came home he had been doing some “father-to-be research” and I knew he was just as happy as I was and we were both SO excited.

7 comments:

mum2brady said...

ha ha ha - it's just the start :) You will feel soooo much better once your sweet girl makes her way out of your tummy ;) And, you will just sit there amazed that something so amazing and beautiful and wonderful grew within you. That never faded for me, even after six kids.

I've decided having teenagers is a little like being pregnant. At then end, you're so sick of being pregnant you'll do ANYTHING to get that baby out. At the end of having teenagers - they're so obnoxious, you're willing to let them go, just to get some peace and normalcy in your life.

Heavenly Father sure does know what he's doing ;)

Can't wait to hear all about the delivery and see pics of your beautiful girl!!!

Jemaica said...

Haha ok so first off I laughed REALLY hard when I read that Jason pantsed you! Then I laughed really hard when I read that you peed all over yourself. Hilarious!

How cute that you found out the day of my reception! I bet you were just dying to tell everyone that night! I would be. It's going to be tough for me to wait the full three months to tell people.

I'm SO excited for you! You're almost there. Just to get you into the child bearing mood you have to go check out this Mock Blog. This girl has made this fictional character and it totally makes fun of mormon girl blogs! It's histarical! She just gave birth to twins (her feti). Go read it, you'll have a good laugh
seriouslysoblessed@blogspot.com

Jessica said...

haha. Suzanne, thats a cute story. I very much agree with you on your theory of Gods plan for pregnant women. I was SO scared of delivering when I was preggo with Reese, but after being a week and a bit overdue I was beyond caring, I just wanted to have my baby already. The normalness will come back mostly, but I didn't really feel totally "normal" until I quit nursing Reese. All the stuff you are looking forward to though, you will be able to do again soon. For me, (IF this pregnancy is a boy) this second pregnancy has been so much easier - so who knows, you may feel even better with a boy - maybe your just built for making babies! Good luck the next couple weeks. We will anxiously await the pictures of your new little girl! BTW - do you have a name picked out?? I don't think I have heard any of your ideas. If you are keeping it hush hush until the big day I understand:)

Elizabeth said...

I haven't checked your blog in a long time cause your name never got updated on my Blog List. I forget that you have gone private now and that is probably the reason why. Sorry.....

That is such a cute little recaps you have done. 8 more days or longer until your baby comes. I was talking to Amanda and she said your mom comes really soon here so I'll pray that your baby comes earlier than later so your mom can spend more time with you and the baby. I can't wait to see what your beautiful girl will look like. If she looks anything like you she will be drop dead gorgeous! Enjoy these last days with your baby in your tummy...so much easier taking care of her that way. But it will be more fun to have her out. Can't wait!!

KYLE FAMILY said...

such a fun post Suzanne! You are down to one week! I hope everything goes well! Once delivery is over you will feel like a hero! hahahaha.
I'm so excited to see your little girl on here! I was just thinking that I'm mad at myself for not having you guys over sooner, since I'm sure that you might not be feeling up to it any time soon since you are close to delivery and might not be feeling up to venturing too far from home - PLUS you are probably trying ot enjoy all of your hubby alone time that you have left. I remember I didn't want to do anything with anyone the week before I was due, just tried to soak in the "us" time! Anyways, I really hope we can get together some time after you've had the baby and you've settled into you new life.
On a side note, we saw Dan and Kate looking at showhomes out here in airdrie! We were busy talking with a saleslady and they were walking outside. I wanted to cut her off and go say hi but she didn't stop talking to us. You guys should all move out to airdrie! The housing is more affordable, and we could have our own little ottawa clan. Just an idea. :)

Justin and Jenn said...

You need to post a 9 month belly picd!!!

Megan said...

hahah this post blew my mind! it was so funny! plus, suddenly, i felt like i had to pee. Anyway, i can't wait for a post birth update!!!