by Rumour Miller on January 12, 2006

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This is me on New Years Eve. Sporting my 26 week 6 day belly. I look rather big in this photo, but it really is just the jeans and the shirt that I am wearing. Would you believe that I have been told recently, “Wow, your not even really showing!” LOL. I guess that’s nice but at the same time, I look down at my belly and think, “hmm, so you saying I’m fat?”

I have really enjoyed being pregnant so far. It has been in the last three weeks or so that I have trouble sleeping at night. Difficult to get comfortable when you roll over and experience the round ligament pain that goes with the growing uterus. I never believed that I could pee so much in one night. I am not complaining too much though after all we did to get here. I am just so thankful that I haven’t had a miserable pregnancy.

I am starting to fret about the upcoming labor and delivery. I have high hopes that I will be a trooper and the pain won’t bother me too much. I have always worried about having a BM while pushing. I know it happens alot but man, I don’t really want it happening to me. I wonder what kind of person I will be when laboring. Craig and I were talking about it last night. He doesn’t see me as being a “moaner” (neither do I), in fact I see myself whispering… “oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck” like I do when I am sick to my stomach or having terrible cramps.

I worry about where I will be if/when my water breaks. Sitting in my office with clients and I wet myself? Or at home alone with Molson, wondering what the heck is going on?

I really feel like we are in the homestretch now. It won’t be long and we will finally be parents. All of our hard work will be right before our eyes and Craig can start changing diapers.

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LisaMarie January 12, 2006 at 1:33 pm

Awww! I think you look lovely and you are showing quite a bit. Good luck.

BonnyT January 12, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Things that are true:

a) you ARE showing and DO look pregnant, not FAT
b) you WILL have a BM while pushing (sorry, but you will…but you will not know if you have an epidural, so that part is good πŸ™‚ )
c) WHEN you have the BM, nobody will tell you because delivery nurses ROCK
d) if you are contemplating saying NO to an epidural, you need your head examined πŸ˜€
d) BM’s, water-breaking all over the place is worth it once you see that little face

Great post, Nicole πŸ™‚

dreamer January 13, 2006 at 1:03 pm

epidural they rock nicole wish i had it when i had mine.robyn had one ,jenn just did the shots and richilda went all natural and boy was she sorry, by the time she really wanted something it was to late lol baby was almost here and it wouldn’t have had time to take effect iseen all my grandbabies come into this world and it was awesome well except for robyn cause well face it shes my baby and i was a nervous wreck uncle vernon had to stay with her most of the time while auntie pauline laura and marylou where trying their hardest to keep me calm funny it never affected me that way with jenn and richilda,but like i said robyn was my baby girl so there ya go. i know you are going to do just great especially with that wonderful hubby by your side(if you need to hit something thats what he is there for lmao) all is forgiven once baby arrives

Ashley January 13, 2006 at 3:15 pm

I feel like I read this right out of my own blog! I had those exact same feelings – all of them. I even got the same comments from people, and thought the same reply. But, rest assured, you DO look pregnant, not fat.
I was super worried about having a BM because I heard that so many people do. But, I didn’t have one. A girlfriend of mine didn’t have one with either of her kids, either. Nor did my mother with either of us. So, it’s possible! Don’t worry about it, though, I’m told they don’t even think twice about it. And, I’m sure you’ve already heard this, but you seriously DON’T care at the time. (I never believed anyone that told me that stuff either, so I’m not offended if you don’t.)
I also started having trouble sleeping around 24 weeks. And now I can’t sleep very long because my breasts wake me up screaming for relief, lol.
Definitely definitely definitely have the epidural. DEFINITELY.

Rumour Miller January 14, 2006 at 2:25 pm

I’m not sure what scares me more, the epidural or the pain without it. Doesn’t help that DH had one when he had his hip replaced and told me how horrible it was! UGH. I am certainly open to having the pain medication. We’ll see how things go.

Thank you all for your comments!

onewise___woman January 14, 2006 at 3:45 pm

I used to hate it when people told me how wonderful pg women looked cause the reflection I was getting was usually from the bottom of the biffy bowl… yep 1st time thats where I spent most of 9 months.. & I didn’t think it was very pretty !!
But now I can enjoy repeating that phrase… you look MARVELOUS !!!
pg, fat, whatever you want to call it !! It looks great on you !!
you might just as well sweat the small stuff ie bm’s etc now… cause when the time comes you really won’t give a shit !! lol
as for epidural’s … I have no knowledge.. I only know that the pain is forgotten fairly quickly.. not quickly enough to wonder why on earth your grannie went thru it so darn many times, but quickly enough to do it all over again.

Ashley January 15, 2006 at 1:31 am

I was petrified of the epidural, too, but I honestly hardly felt it. They numb you first. I thought for major surgeries like hip replacement the do a spinal epidural, which is a little bit different. You’ll be fine, I promise. It seriously isn’t bad at all, and you’ll be SO happy you did it, lol.

Sindearella January 22, 2006 at 12:26 am

I haven’t yet had any kids but my sister has two with another due in May. 3 in 3 years I almost feel like I’m an expert!

She’s had the epidural twice, she really wanted to go w/out the second time due to reactions she has with anastesia but couldn’t manage without and she did have a BM with the first one, she didn’t like it especially when her husband talks about it but they have two beautiful children and one more on the way so bm or not who cares ;0)

Says the girl who has never been pregnant.

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