Before I got pregnant and even since I've been pregnant, I never understood why women who were are around 36,37,38 weeks complain about wanting to have the baby now, and wanting to find natural ways to induce. I mean don't they want their baby to cook as long as possible? But now that I am in the same point of my pregnancy now I finally understand why most women feel that way. I'm 37 weeks and 3 days, I'm starting to feel like I'm just ready for this baby to come out. It doesn't help that I'm on bed rest and bored out of my skull. I've feel disconnected from the real world just immersing my brain into Facebook and stupid tv series on Netflix every day this week. And hanging out with Marco, as he sits right next to me throughout the entire day. But I have nothing else exciting to do. This bed rest is driving me nuts already. It wasn't terrible when I was working from home for 4 hours, but now it's terrible because I have nothing to do. And not only that I just feel like crap. It hurts to move, walk or do anything. My blood pressure has been higher (even with laying like a blob on the couch) the last days, and just making me feel half sick.I know I'll be having this baby in about 2 weeks or so. But it is driving me crazy, because it could be sooner or later. The doctor today pretty much told me that if my preeclampia symptoms get worse, to go to labor and delivery, and he'll most likely have to induce me. I'm just becoming very eager, and inpatient, and looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.
Don't get me wrong, I want my baby to bake as long as possible, but my impatience is getting the best of me. I know things come within good time. So as I'm eagerly waiting to the "when" this baby will arrive, I've decided to come up with a list of all the things I can't wait to do after I am no longer pregnant.
I love being pregnant, but doing certain things, even things I didn't even do that often when I wasn't pregnant made me miss them tremendously! I just can't wait to do certain things again!
So here is my list of things I can't wait to do when I'm no longer pregnant:
1) Have a hard cider- (I know I'll be breastfeeding, but I just want one cold one to indulge in. I'm not going to go crazy with drinking, I just miss having hard ciders, and it doesn't help when seeing Matt drink them all the time. And there is a wonderful thing called pumping and dumping)
2) I can go in a hot tub! (This is one of those things I never even do that often but when we were on vacation in July, it sucked not being able to go in a hot tub, because I'm pregnant, so it will be wonderful just to sit in one. Not sure when I will have an opportunity to even go in a hot tub again, but I'm sure I'll fine one.)
3) Ride on roller coasters! I was sad this summer not to go to Kings Island and go on water sliders, or ride roller coasters, which is one of my favorite things to do!
4)Changing Marco's litterbox! Actually I'm not looking forward to doing that again, it's nice that Matt has been doing it. Though it will be cleaner when I'm doing it again.
5) Participating in Blindfold musical chairs. Ok this is something that never happens, but it happened at work in October, and people at work wouldn't let me participate because they were afraid I would have gotten hurt, which is probably true. But me being very competitive was really sad that I couldn't do this.
6) Wearing my skinny jeans and pretty dresses and other non-maternity clothing. And wearing heels again!
7) Eat cookie dough again! Umm cookie dough... Not that I ate much cookie dough, but I love it!
8) Go ice skating or skiing! Ok I've never been skiing ever in my entire life, but I would like to try, though I'm afraid. I may break a leg, that seems to happen when I do things for the first time. But I've skated a few times at my in-laws pond, and even though I'm terrible at it, I like to improve.
9) Wearing my wedding ring again, at least I hope it still fits my finger after I lose this water weight, and pregnancy weigh. My finger is sad without it, I've haven't gotten to wear my shiny wedding rings for over five months now.
10)Not getting morning sickness and feeling nauseous not having any energy, and lugging around 45 extra pounds. Well I know the not having energy thing may not come to an end, considering I'll have a baby to take care of, but I'm definitely ready to not feel so huge anymore and feeling like I'm lugging around so much weight. Hopefully I lose the pregnancy weight quickly.
Those are my 10 things I'm looking forward when I no longer pregnant. But the thing I'm looking forward to the most is having the baby in my arms to take care and love. I can't wait!