|The husband in action. Thank goodness I have you!|
I still miss things. I was thinking about this the other day, wondering how much I really did these things before and if after pregnancy I would still want to do them. Is it because I can't do (or have or feel like doing) that I miss them or do I miss them because they are things I truly enjoy?
Regardless, here is a list of thing I miss:
- Sushi (sounds so good, guess I could get the veggie only kind...)
- Road bike riding (I know I can bike ride, but road biking is so much more fun)
- Running (oh I miss this so much)
- Coffee (again, I know I could have a little coffee but I tried to cut it out of my diet just to be safe)
- Coffee creamer (no need to have I guess?!)
- My old clothes (so sad, they are in a box in a closet)
- My old shoes (darn you swollen feet)
- My feet (wish I could reach them)
- Sweating (goes along with running and biking)
- Tuna melts (nothing taste as good as with tuna fish than mayo! )
- Labor. Um yes. How big? Fit where? When? How long? Oh my goodness. The more I read the more I am terrified. I hate to be so doom & gloom about this but it does not sound fun. Once I had a kidney stone (yes, like an old person) and the nurse told me it was worse than giving birth. I hope that is true. On the flip side, one pregnancy book told me if I am positive throughout the entire experience it will go a lot smoother. Uh huh.
- Breastfeeding. Never done it. Rarely seen it done. Very nervous about this. I took a class on it last week and I am still nervous. This could be a long first few weeks. I am determined to try it out.
- Sleeping. My current sleep schedule (8-9 hours on average) still leaves me tired. I can't imagine trying to take care of a tiny human being AND not sleeping. Oh this could get ugly, fast.
For myself, the best I can do to calm is to focus on relaxing. The husband and I spent most of the afternoon lounging at the beach yesterday. It was a beautiful day, no clouds, a little breeze and perfect temperature. Unwinding after work seems to help too. A quick shower, comfy clothes and some food does the job. I just need to remember to keep calm and everything will be oK!
Let's hope for less pain, more confidence and a little sleep. I would be happy with mediocre sleep I think.