2 Mommies and a Baby
Monday, January 22, 2007
another post about being ready
Am I surprised?
We left Salina and Ben’s house at halftime and Ben was telling me how the Patriots will definitely win. Considering they were winning 21-3 at the time he said it, it was not an outrageous thing to say.
"I never think the Patriots can’t blow a big lead. Plus, Payton Manning never goes quietly into the night."
By the time we got home, got Lois her Mylanta and crawled into bed for some major football action, the score was 21-21.
Throughout the night, as the Patriots never put up a fight, Lois kept turning to me and saying, "Wow, your team really sucks!"
Well, they were definitely not Super Bowl quality this year. That was very apparent last night.
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A friend of mine once said that when the 40 week pregnancy was contrived in the big scheme of nature (however you believe it was all created), it was a perfect amount of time.
During much of the pregnancy, you are excited but really scared about ever wanting it to end, to have to go through child birth.
Once you’ve been pregnant for close to 40 weeks, you just want to get that F%$*ing thing out of you.
Lois is ready. I know I’ve said this before, but she’s really ready.
She’s cranky and whiney. She’s tired of the heartburn, she’s tired of the rib pain, she’s tired of the back pain, she’s tired of not being able to walk up the stairs without wiping herself out. She’s tired of being pregnant.
Now, she keeps saying "he’s never going to come! Dammit.After 8 flipping weeks of bed rest, he’s not going to come. I probably could have been up doing jumping jacks 5 weeks ago and he wouldn’t have come. Dammit!"
She’s very warm and happy and sunny right now. As probably most women are 3 weeks before their due date.
And for crying out loud, I’m exhausted.
I know that I am not the pregnant one and very little sympathy should be had for me, but I will bitch and moan anyway.
I slept for about 4 hours last night in total. 3 things kept me awake all night.
1. Lois is never comfortable. She must reposition all night long. Each reposition requires some heaving, loud sighs and a forceful motion that seems to move the entire bed.
2. There are these loud gasps that happen. Lois says that every so often, she feels like she is choking and has a gasp for air. When I am just at the point of falling back asleep, I hear this gasp and jolt awake with my heart racing ready for the next statement to be something along the lines of "Holy shit, my water just broke!"
3. Pregnant women snore. Really loud. Like a linebacker or a sumo wrestler might snore. And they don’t think they snore at all.
Time is now slowing down. It feels like he will not be here anytime in the near future.
This does seem like a really long pregnancy. It feels like we’ve been pregnant for 2 years.
Does it seem exceptionally long to anyone else?