I'm tired this morning. It's one of those days when the even most basic of routines seems rote and too frequent (do I really have to shower every day?). 

I feel like I'm living in this weird interim of pregnancy right now. The wild beginning with its roiling sickness and dreamless afternoons has passed. The surprise of it all, the information gathering…those things have passed as well.

And now I neither feel nor look very pregnant. I wake up in the morning and place my hand on my abdomen. Are you really in there? Is there really a person being created inside of me? Someone I'll know for the rest of my life? Someone I'll love more than I thought possible? Are you really there?


  • Posted December 2, 2008 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I know that feeling and you describe it so well. S/he is there. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. And soon enough s/he will be making their presence known!
    And…trust me…shower while you can and enjoy it. Heck, enjoy a LONG shower for me too, ok?

  • Abby
    Posted December 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    i remember there being so many many emotions during pregnancy — after all, it is almost a year of your life(!), the time when your body chemistry changes the most and a completely new and miraculous life growing
    hard to overestimate, really
    i remember the weeks when i started to feel baby move (I think it’s around week 20) as some of the best times because it becomes very “concrete” and reassuring and gregg will then be able to feel baby too
    what a wild ride
    it’s different when you have your own kid. not easy, repeat, not easy, but so different
    love, hugs,

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