Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Things You Forget About Pregnancy

There are so many things you forget about pregnancy after your baby is born.  The rough edges of your memories tend to soften after a time.  Even labor doesn't seem so daunting after you have gone through it.  So much so that your even willing to do it again. 

Here are some of the things I had forgotten:

How your awake when the rest of the world is sleeping.  I tweeted about this months ago.  The one morning it seemed I was alone on twitter.  I found myself talking to my computer.

How awful morning sickness really is.  That feeling of being nauseous every second and how nothing seems to help can be brutal.  Brushing my teeth throughout my pregnancy is even an ordeal since it makes me want to gag. 

How bone weary you are and lethargic.  This time is usually one of the few times that can make me forget my to-do list and the stack of bills on the counter.  Oh, and the Redbox video that I had for about two weeks and never got around to returning.

The crazy dreams seem to start earlier with each pregnancy and are so vivid and real that I wake up wondering where I really am.

How teary eyed I get over everything.  Reading a magazine article at breakfast will have me crying in my Cheerios.  Those Hallmark commercials about the recordable storybooks that were everywhere at Christmas made me weep.

How hormonal you become and so easily annoyed. Over.  Everything.  Including when your husband forgets to turn off the porch lights and lets them on all night long or forgets to put out the four garbage cans for the garbage man to pick up.

Are you remembering now?

Believe me I am not complaining.  I know more than most about how these are all good things.  It means everything is fine and that I have a little baby safe in my belly. Yet, these are the things I forget about in between pregnancies and don't remember until I am either expecting again or I hear another pregnant woman talking.  And then it all comes rushing back!


Katherine said...

I felt that it has taken me a long time to forget. Which is why there are four years between my boys.

Mindy said...

I'm not remembering - I'm experiencing it right this second! I've blogged about it too because I know you have to forget some of these things to do it again. I have 4 weeks left of my 3rd pregnancy and the last 2 months have been painful with a pinched nerve all of the time. But I can imagine my baby in a month and it keeps me hanging in there!

blueviolet said...

I forgot how draining everything is and I forgot how the most unexpected thing can send you into a flurry of tears! Wow, you're bringing it all back!

Debbie said...

You pretty much immediately forget all those things! But they are all worth it.

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