Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pregnancy: the good, the bad, and the ugly

I really do generally enjoy being pregnant.  It's something I was starting to think would never happen.  It's amazing to know that a little life is being made inside of me through God's grace!

That said, there's a lot of uncomfortableness.

The Good:

Feeling Daughter move.  Amazing!  Miraculous!
Knowing that God has finally made me a mother to a living child
Feeling Daughter respond to my voice or Mat's voice.
Knowing that I'm giving Daughter the best start. 
Having Mat already stepping up and taking such good care of Daughter and I.  I don't know what I would do without him!
This time to bond with Daughter.  Not many adoptive parents get this time for bonding!

The Bad:

Back aches
Inability to get comfortable
So hot!  All the time!
Leg cramps
Pregnancy carpal tunnel.  Didn't know about that one... but wrist braces at night (which make me hotter) help.
swollen extremities

The Ugly:

Stretch marks.  
Size!  I've already gained 40 lbs and I still have 8 weeks to go!  But they tell me it's healthy.
Waddling.  Everywhere.  I do still try to walk lot, but it goes pretty slow and it's more waddle than walk.
The painful movements.  It actually happens a lot- I just switch positions and Daughter does too.
The emotional extremes.  I can laugh or cry at the drop of a hat.   I put my socks on inside out the other day and, fortunately, found it hilarious rather than crying. Seriously-I laughed way to much for a sane person.

All in all, the good far outweighs the bad (and the even the ugly).  I'm enjoying my pregnancy and I want Daughter to stay in there the proper amount of time!  :)


  1. Thanks for sharing! Such "wonderful" things to look forward to!

  2. Love it! Right there with you. And I just developed a hernia to boot. Fabulous! BUT on top of it all, I feel so amazingly blessed to be able to carry our adopted child. So grateful!

  3. Honey,

    I'll love you through the "good," the "bad," and the "we can get through this together."

    There is nothing "ugly" about pregnancy. It is a thing of graceful beauty... Not graceful in the way you bend down & pick up my socks when I forget to put them in the laundry, but graceful in that God has blessed us with a beautiful baby girl to love, and seeing you glow every day, like the way you glowed on our wedding day when we first saw each other... You look beautiful & radiantly happy when you're pregnant.

    I love coming home from a hard day to be greeted by you & Beverly, and to hear you singing to her while caressing her as she wiggles & bumps with joy hearing your voice.

    I'll try to give you leg & back massages more, try to put my laundry where it belongs, and if you don't mind unsorted laundry all washed together on 'cold' - I'll try to even do some myself! (No guarantees I'll fold towels & stuff 'correctly' to your liking!)

    I love you & we can get through anything life throws our way!


    1. You're the sweetest husband and father ever. Love you so much!