Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My a nut shell

My days and weeks and hours for that matter are filled with moments that many people would not be proud of yet I am. With a 9 month pregnant body and baby I have learned to laugh at the little things....and cry at the little things. Ha ha ha I thought that you would enjoy how I make it through the day and my little triumphs that I overcome:)

1. After working 6.5 hours a day, do i come home and clean or make dinner? No I have taken to the habit of lying on the couch, of course changing positions ever 2 min to be comfortable, and watching my newly found favorite show "Say Yes to the Dress". I am a sue me.

2. Much to Clayton's protest I have gotten used to and rather like the feeling of no makeup. I can rub my eyes whenever I want to:) Sadly this must end with the birth of our child. I need to have pride in my personal appearance. ha.

3. This is one that I am most proud of..... if I can make it through the day without laughing, coughing, sneezing and not peeing my pants at the same time that is a victory.

4. I tend to be rather emotional lately. I never thought I would get the pregnancy crazy gene well according to Clayton it is in full force. You can never really know what is going to come out, for me I find it rather exciting like a play. Clayton is not so excited.

5. I am quickly starting to grow out of my maternity clothes. HA HA HA Pretty soon I am not going to have anything to wear. Baby you better come soon.

6. In regards to #5 I have become prone to wearing the same thing every day when I get home from work. A nice pair of bright pink sweat pants with a dinosaur on them. Clayton hates them, I think he is embarrassed to be seen with me in public when I refuse to change for a Walmart run. What is wrong with my lovely pink sweats and a now skin tight white BYU hoodie? I think I just answered my own question.

7. I am always hungry. I think I have eaten us out of house and home. Every week when I go to the Doctor I am certain she is going to turn to me and give me the "obese talk". I know it is coming one of these days, I see the look she gives me when I get on the scale. judgment. and I thought the Doctors office was a judge free zone.

8. I think I might be in denial. I have packed the baby's hospital bag, yet for some reason I can't pack my own. I am really starting to believe that the baby is just going to show up one day, brought to me by a stork of course, and it will all be over. Then of course there are the times when I think about going to have a sit in at the hospital and refuse to leave until I have a baby. I am guessing this has something to do with #4.

9. Sleep? What exactly is sleep because I have yet to see you in the past nine months. The sad part is, is that once I am comfortable enough to sleep--presently--it is time for my nine thousandth trip to the bathroom. It is a vicious cycle. sleep, potty, eat, sleep, potty, eat. I have become the adult form of my soon to be born baby.

10. With everyone of these numbers and "issues" I have developed with having a baby and being pregnant I have become increasingly more and more grateful for my incredible husband. He is my everything. He takes care of me and loves me even though I have bladder control issues ha ha ha. He is the rock of my life and honestly I would never, could never do this with out him. He is the most amazing man and is the most amazing father. I love you baby cakes.

So all of you baby wishers, 2 trimesterers, and everyone in between this is what you have to look forward to. Honestly I would not change a thing. He is mine and I get to carry him for nine months and for forever. Sometimes you just need a little reminder;)

"Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle." Erma Bombeck, on life.


Leah Jones said...

Dani I love you! I am so glad I got to see you today.

Samantha Thayn said...

Okay, I laughed my head off the entire time I read this post. Every single thing you are doing I totally did ( ugly sweatpants to walmart and all). It is so amazing though cause im sitting here with a 4 month old cute boy bouncing away on my knee and never could have imagined at the time all that just goes away and is replaced with new hilarity. Enjoy it, it really is so precious of a time even though its one of the worst, hardest times of life. You are so funny and cute. Lets hang :)

Lindsay Steenblik said...

Danielle . . .
We're excited for you! And sometimes late at night . . . I wish I was in your shoes. I wouldn't trade Asher for the world, but being pregnant is amazing!

Enjoy it. . . Love ya tons. We need to do something within the next few weeks before little Maddox arrives.

Loves. . .
Lindsay and Family

Its meee Jessica said...

Pretty sure I laughed til I cried! Good luck with your remaining time!

Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL quote at the end

sarahlouise said...

I Love it Danielle! And i can completely empathize. You are BEAUTIFUL inside and out and will be an AMAZING mother. (and clayton will be an amazing father too :) ) SO good to see you saturday!

Chelsy said... crack me up! What made me laugh even more is that fact that I can relate to some of these issues when I'm not even pregnant:

1. I don't wear make-up 80% of the time. I'm too lazy to put it on.I'll bet it will be closer to 100% when I'm actually pregnant.

2. I would live in sweats if I could. In fact, for Valentine's Day Rand bought me some BYU sweats because I was always wearing his! Sweat pants and a hoodie are my favorite. Rand also has to put his foot down sometimes. He refuses to ever let me go to the movies in that attire (but wouldn't it seriously be the most comfortable for watching a movie?!)

3. I'm growing out of my clothes and I have no explanation that is acceptable for this! It's depressing!

4. I too just want to come home and lounge after a full day at work. This is probably the explanation for #3. I've resorted to taking my gym clothes with me to work so I can go there before walking through the front door of our apartment to my inviting sweats and love sac! :o)

And to any of your items that Clayton 'protests'...just kindly ask him if he'd like to switch you places next time and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to do whatever you want!

Skyler and Aubrey said...

haha, Dani you made me laugh. It's good to know that I'm not the only one feeling these things. I can't believe you are so close! I'm excited to see pictures!