Uninteresting things I’ve learned about pregnancy

None of these seemed worthy of their own post, so here I am writing a stream of consciousness just so I can say I blogged at least once this month…

  1. You might not know your legs are swollen until you think you dented your shin. Don’t worry…it’ll spring back in twenty minutes or so.
  2. After basking in an excuse to avoid intense exercise for several months, you might actually start to miss it.
  3. If you’re lucky enough to avoid back aches, your sorest muscles might just be your inner thighs. This seems to result from the need to bow your legs out when you squat to pick things up…like putt putt balls.
  4. Relatedly, putt putt is a more intense sport than you probably thought.
  5. Babies really like ice cream. For real.
  6. If you’re worried about your left foot being more swollen than your right, kicking a coffee table with your right foot probably won’t balance it out. And it hurts.
  7. You might actually have more insomniatic nights than collapses from exhaustion. Which partially explains this post.
  8. Picking a person name is not as easy as picking a cat name.
  9. Just because you survive a week while your husband is out of town does not mean that you shouldn’t let him do the things he does for you when he’s around. Like moving the ping pong table. Definitely wait until he gets home to move the ping pong table.
  10. Baskin Robbins is not open at 5:35a.m., so it’s worth trying to go back to sleep.

That’s all. The computer screen has adequately burned my eyeballs back into sleepiness.

About Sarah

10 years ago, I was a computer science student. 5 years ago, I taught kindergarten. 2 years ago, I trained teachers. Now, I'm a technical writer. I have thoughts about most of these things, but most likely I'll just write about neuroses and why I love Mr. Gatti's pizza. Which might be a neurosis.
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4 Responses to Uninteresting things I’ve learned about pregnancy

  1. Laura says:

    Good morning! I’m awake too… although this time it is snapfish’s fault and not mine. But I might not be able to go back to sleep after chatting with customer service on the east coast. We’ll see.

    The ice cream thing… oh my goodness, I want to eat ice cream ALL THE TIME. It’s pretty much all I want to eat, ever. It *is* for real.

  2. Kirstin says:

    The sleep thing is terrible sometimes, ‘huh? So weird to not be able to sleep well when you’re so exhausted. :( (Did I tell you I’m pregnant yet? 13 weeks and due in mid-Feb. Sleep is already more restless b/c of hormones, I think.)

  3. Sarah says:

    @Laura – I just reread this during daytime hours, and Baskin Robbins IS open now, so I think I know what I’m getting for dinner…

    @Kirstin – Wow, congratulations!! I just saw your facebook post, too…I’m sorry to hear that morning sickness has been so bad. I hope it clears up now that you’re past the first trimester :) Sleepwise, I’ve started unconsciously flailing my body pillow around when I can’t get comfortable, which I think is kind of a hazard for Jonathan.

  4. Chay says:

    I ENJOY READING YOUR POSTS SOOO MUCH… ANYTHING YOU WRITE, ACTUALLY!!
    TRY TO FIND A COMFORTABLE POSITION AND SLEEP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN THESE LAST FEW WEEKS…
    THE NURSERY IS LOOKING GREAT!! LOVE THE COLOR, TOO!!

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