Saturday, April 19, 2008
The thing about being pregnant . . .
When you first get pregnant, you hear all these crazy things that are going to happen to your body and to you in general. I mean, we all know pregnant women get weird cravings, have to pee a lot, are emotional and forgetful right? The thing is that I always felt like all those things are probably exaggerated - I figured it was probably more like pms - sort of true, but not always, and really more of an excuse than an actual reason for being cranky and emotional.
But since I’m almost half-way through my pregnancy, I’ve discovered that perhaps there is more truth than I thought to the crazy-pregnant lady symptoms. Allow me to illustrate with some examples from my own pregnancy . . .
Early in my pregnancy, I forgot my purse in the shopping cart after I returned it to the “cart corral” at the grocery store. I got all the way home before realizing I didn’t have my house key (not to mention my passport, green card etc – no big deal). I mean, I've been a little absentminded in the past, but forgetting my purse in the shopping cart? that's extreme
Lets just say I havent been wanting dessert and I HAVE been wanting nothing but fruit and salad . . . if that's not weird (for me), I dont know what is.
The other day, I felt a strange sensation in my stomach. Certain that something was deathly wrong (see below for 'emotional'), I panicked for a minute - until I realized the foreign feeling was a hunger pain. Apparently, I normally eat long before I'm actually hungry.
A month or so ago, I saw a cat get hit by a car -- and I cried. I dont even like cats! I was going to say that I cry in literally every movie and tv show -- but that's not too strange for me, so I thought the cat sob-fest was a far better indicator of my emotional state.
Anyways, all that to say that I'm definitely pregnant, as evidenced by my newly large belly and the overwhelming array of hormone-induced symptoms.
Posted by Rebecca Stanley at 6:41 AM