- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Well, I am pregnant…
Many things on your list applied to me. I’ve tried really hard not to let my pregnancy “get in the way” of our normal life, but there are things that are more difficult.
-Going to movies. I can still do this, but with a big belly, my back kills me, so we go to the nice theaters with the cushy seats so I don’t suffer so much. I’m guessing I won’t be able to do this for too much longer, though.
-Halloween fun stuff– We love Halloween and always do a ton of trails and houses. This year, we’re just doing one trail and one house– and I’m choosing not to ask my doctor because I’m pretty sure I know the answer. But I know myself, and I’ll be fine.
-Sitting on the ground– I had to explain to my neices why we needed to picnic at a table instead of on the ground. Aunt Stephanie’s belly makes it so it’s very difficult to sit on the ground… and get back up!
-Concerts– We’ve gone to a few, but now that her ears can hear pretty well, and my stomach is pretty huge, I don’t feel comfortable going (last one was in September, around 29 weeks, I think).
-Exhaustion– I don’t think this can be highlighted enough. Especially in the first trimester and again in the third. I’ve never been so worn out in my life.
-Sex is different. My husband is totally creeped out by our daughter potentially being poked by his penis. Though I tell him this isn’t possible, he’s still creeped out.
-Eating– I ate pretty healthy, but I really try to make sure she gets everything she needs, even if I don’t want it. Of course I threw up for 32 weeks straights, so, I did my best.
Honestly, a lot is different. But I try really hard never to use “But I’m pregnant” as an excuse not to do something. We had to cancel our ziplining trip, but we still swam with manatees and went hiking.
Good luck on your journey.