5 Things You’ll Never Miss About Pregnancy

1. The incessant need to pee.  Seriously, there were some days that I could have camped out in my bathroom.  But our bed didn’t fit.

2. Not being able to see your feet.  I don’t normally look down when I walk, but the ability to see your feet is sometimes very helpful in preventing stubbed toes…or when scaling a flight of stairs.

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Bending Over: The New Aerobic Workout

Maybe I shouldn’t feel bad anymore that I’m too tired now to do some of the prenatal workout DVDs that I purchased a few months ago.  I discovered a new aerobic workout!

Bending over.

Laugh if you will, but every time I bend over to reach for something; pick something up off the floor; put on socks, shoes or pants; or, um, anything that requires bending, I end up breathing heavily.  It’s a difficult workout.  Perhaps you need to have a 5-pound+ baby in your uterus to reap these benefits.  I’m not sure.

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Weekly Update

26 weeks

Size of baby: Cucumber (approx. 15 in., 2.2 lbs)

Newly craved food: I indulged in some Cold Stone this week and it was fantastic!

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss: This week I started to miss working in a full-time job, mostly because of the constant social interactions that come along with it.  It’s weird being home all of the time, and I’m looking forward to having our baby to keep me busy!

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Emotional Connection

Some mothers feel super emotionally connected to their babies right away.  Obviously, we’re physically connected to our babies.  Even though I would never want anything to happen to my child and sometimes worry that the anatomy scan will reveal only 4 fingers instead of 5, I still don’t find myself talking or singing to my baby like some women do.  I’ve recently come to learn that it takes some mothers longer for that connection to develop, and that’s okay.

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