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I went to the doctor this week and he mentioned he's kind of jealous that he'll never get to feel the excitement of a baby actually moving around inside of you. I just kind of thought- "Yeah, it is pretty neat. But only until they start kicking you in the bladder." Hoobie Doobie is already there.

It got me thinking about what its actually like to be pregnant. I've had a couple of experiences this week which highlight exactly what its like to be pregnant.

I have three cardigans that I love and wear often. I've lost all three within the last week. This is not a normal thing for me. I found one at work. The nurse called to tell me the other was at the doctor's office. The third may never be found again. This is something they never really tell you about pregnancy- you get kind of stupid. Your brain is no longer your body's first priority.

Secondly, I've broken two glasses this past week. Just washing them. We got these glasses for our wedding almost four years ago. We'd only lost one before this week. And that was while we were moving so I don't really count it. Then pregnant me comes along and knocks one off the counter and hits another against the side of the sink.

So, that's what its like to be pregnant the majority of the time. Stupid and clumsy with frequent trips to the bathroom. It's only every once in a while that I have time to think about the miraculous little thing that's growing inside me. And then Anna starts yelling that she wants cheese NOW.


Sherri said…
Shh! You are supposed to keep the part about pregnancy making you stupid a secret! Imagine how bad it gets after five children! I know I am still wondering what happened to all the stuff I used to know and understand. I don't think the kids got it but maybe you should ask Brendan if he's so smart because he stole all my brain cells. LOL
Gwendolyn said…
Hey, it's nice to have the pregnant excuse sometimes! Of course I don't know what i can blame it on now.....

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