Note on Slight Annoyances

Every night after I lie down with the boys for “just a minute” and sing them songs and talk with them about the day and answer their questions and listen to them laugh maniacally over I have no idea what, the thing that sounds best to me (besides a big chunk of chocolate) is to dive onto my own bed. Which Iwill not be doing for approximately 2 1/2 months. But whose counting? Besides me.

Also, the words that come first to my mind whenever I see Micah lounging on the bed, lying on his stomach, are, “Show off.”

Raise your hand if you can relate.

And someone mentioned to me last week that the last 12 weeks of pregnancy are the longest of your life. After careful thought and consideration I decided that the biggest reason for this, among the many reasons for this, is that I change my clothes about five times a day. It’s not just that nothing fits, it’s that everything I wear makes me look pregnant. Or feel pregnant. Which is an uncomfortable feeling, even if I’m not actually uncomfortable. And so I change my clothes again and again to try to find something that I feel better in.

Unfortunately, a new outfit does not mean a new day is starting. It just means I have a few more hours to kill until I become dissatisfied with my clothing choice and start digging to find something better.

(The above picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, for those who are curious.)

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  1. *raising hand*

    And it’s worse for me this time around since I’m a bit larger than previous pregnancies so I have even fewer items of clothing that fit me. And I don’t want to go buy any more now with just 7 weeks left. *sigh* I just have to deal with unflattering and uncomfortable clothing for the remainder. Oh well…


    lizzie Reply:

    You know, I have the hardest time buying maternity clothes for that very reason. I’m only going to be wearing it for such a short time, so it’s not worth it. However, Mom H. brought me a pair of pants when I was 37 weeks pregnant with Squish that made those last few weeks so much more comfortable. I told myself to remember that it’s worth it to have comfortable clothes even if it is just for a few weeks, but now that I’m there again (and still with 10 weeks left), I can’t bring myself to do it. I do look for non-maternity clothes that I think I could wear after the baby is born, but I also know that whenever I put them on I’ll think that it looks like a maternity shirt . . . so whatever. It’s a pain to try to maintain a maternity wardrobe. No wonder my mom got rid of all her maternity clothes after every single pregnancy.


  2. Oh my gosh, I totally understand! Fortunately my clothes are pretty good, aside from maternity pants just adding another layer that is hot and they never stay up, but this week has been the week where suddenly I got uncomfortable. I’m rather worried as I still have 16 weeks to go, and this seems exceptionally early to feel this uncomfortable, but it is what it is, so life moves on. 🙂 Is your little girl active? Because mine is doing acrobatics that make Spencer feel like he never moved. Again, the thought of 16 more weeks of this is a little frightening. lol


    lizzie Reply:

    What is it with maternity pants that don’t stay up? I thought that was what the huge elastic was for? But I’ve found that I end up having to pull my maternity pants up even more than my normal pants.

    I think I felt more uncomfortable a few weeks ago than I feel right now. I was having some back pain then, but not so much any more. I don’t know exactly what changed, but I am thankful for at least a few weeks of respite from it.

    And my baby has been kind of mellow for the past week. The week before I was pretty sure she’d tied herself in a knot and was trying desperately to wriggle out of it. It almost made me sick, the way she was moving. But she’s chilled a bit since then and now I want it back because I find myself worried that she’s not moving more . . . such is life as a pregnant lady.

    Good luck on the next 16 weeks!


  3. I’ve been the opposite of you. While pregnant (except during the bloat not bump phase) I love looking pregnant. I don’t always feel comfortable but I enjoy the look of my baby bump.


    lizzie Reply:

    I think you may be the first person I know who says that. I know a lot of people tell other people that their baby bumps are cute, and that they wished they had a baby bump just like it, but when it comes right down to it, I’ve never met anyone who enjoys the looking pregnant. Perhaps I can take a note from you and change my attitude. Right now, though, I feel slightly envious of every flat tummy I see.


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