A Few Things

July 8, 2008

A few things I used to take for granted before pregnancy:

  • Tying my shoes. My bows on my tennies are sideways now when I tie them. Mental note: Must find a comfortable pair of slip-ons… and soon.
  • Bending over to pick something up. At least not with my normal quick reflexes, nor bending at the waist with any finesse. It’s a deliberate, slow movement to pick something up from the floor now.
  • Getting up from sitting the floor. I usually turn over on all fours and push up from there. Though, sometimes, if Kevin is there, I ask him for help. Either way, I can’t just stand up from sitting like I used to.
  • Walking at my usual break-neck speed. Even though I exercise, I still get winded trying to keep up with Kevin at our “usual” walking speed. As for running? Yeah, that’s just not going to happen.
  • My waistline. It’s slowly being taken over, week by week. I know it’s for the best, and I know it will return, but I still miss it.
  • No bathroom breaks during movies. If a movie goes longer than an hour and a half, I can’t make it. I missed parts of both Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Though, I made it through Wall-E (barely).

Also, this isn’t something I take for granted, but something I find amusing:

  • The “stare”. Yup, I’m finally getting it. People stare at the belly, and then happen to look me in the eye. Not the other way around. Also, small children are seriously amused by my belly and last week at Lowes a very young boy kept mimicking me by rounding his arms in front of him and walking back and forth. It was adorable and he was giggling up a storm.

And, these.. just plain drive me batty:

  • The hunger that strikes without warning. I’ve never really been a huge eater, and when it came to food, I was the one in control, not the other way around. This is no longer the case. Now, I will get ravenously, must-eat-something-NOW hungry all of the sudden and seemingly out of nowhere. Not too long ago, we were driving home and I almost started crying because I was suddenly so hungry and no food was around. I learned my lesson and keep snacks (nuts, fruit bars) in my purse at all times now. It really sucks.
  • Getting asked the question, “How far along are you?” When I answer, I always get, “Oh… but, you look so small.” What the heck does that mean??? If I hear that one more time, I might just scream, because, seriously, Binary Boy has been consistently ahead of schedule on both weight and length! It’s weird, because no matter how far along I’ve been, I’ve always received the same response. :-x
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Leah July 8, 2008 at 9:40 am

Ha! It’s amazing what we take for granted. How quickly things change!

And bah to the people that say you look small. You look great! =)

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Jenn July 8, 2008 at 10:49 am

I hope you find a pair of slip-ons soon!!

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Michelle July 8, 2008 at 11:02 am

The thing I used to take for granted was not peeing myself. It only happened once, when I was nine months and laughing my head off about something, but I’ll never forget it!

I preferred being asked how far along I was to the comment I got from one person after I had Sky–
she had thought I was “just fat”. Ouch.

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katelin July 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm

oh man i can’t even imagine tying shoes when i’m pregnant, hell i don’t tie shoes now. hello flip flops :)

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Bobby July 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Go to a New Balance store and ask for curly q shoelaces. I have them. They are much easier and they’re still your same shoes…and YES, they stay on.

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MJ July 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Just be glad you live in TX and not in GA. Here people think it’s okay to just walk up and touch your belly…****personal space!!!****

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Bobby July 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Lawl at MJ’s comment, that happened to my sister in law all the time when she was preggers; I feel sorry for women who get that, that’s rude. You should tell the belly touchers that your navel squirts amniotic fluid at anyone who gets too close.

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Binary Blonde July 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Leah – Seriously! And thank you!

Jenn – Haha! Amen to that sistah! ;-)

Michelle – Eeek. I so hope that doesn’t happen to me, I think I would have to slink into a hole in the ground. Also.. I can’t believe how rude some people can be.

katelin – For some odd reason flip flops make my feet tense up and then I get foot cramps. I just can’t wear them. Or maybe I’m not wearing the right kind? Either way, no flip flops for me! :-(

Bobby – I’ll have to look them up! Though, if you still have to bend to put the sneaker on, then I’ll have to pass and find an actual slip-on shoe that you can stand and wear.

MJ – Ugh. I’ve been warned about that, but thankfully no one has tried it to me, yet!

Bobby – HAHAHA! Good one!

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Christina Stolle July 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm

You look adorable pregnant! Hopefully we will get to see you guys when you come into town :) I will need to find you some adorable organic-ish vegan-ish onesies!

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Binary Blonde July 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Christina Stolle – Aww, thanks! We’ll definitely make some time to visit with you two (and the pugsters)! Uhmm, err… I dunno how to say this, but I’m not even close to vegan anymore, but that’s for a whole other post where I come out of the meat-eating closet. I’ll tell you all about it when we see you. LOL!

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