However, I will not miss a few things:
- Swollen ankles/feet/legs - Today I made the mistake of putting on a cute pair of clog style shoes. Then the feet started to swell. So my feet were kind of wedged into the shoes. I decided I'd leave them on and deal with it tonight when I took them off. Well when I got home I peeled them off. The feet were ok....swelling kept to a minimum because they were stuck in the shoes. But my ankles and on up my leg are HUGE! Kind of look like elephant legs.
- Sleeping on my side - I love sleeping on my tummy, and with this watermelon shape I can't do that very well. Plus sleeping on your back is discouraged. So trying to stay on one side is tricky. It will be nice to also start sharing a bed with Cory again. Since I am so uncomfortable, and wake up so much he's taken to sleeping in the guest room. (But he did manage to inform me tonight that he can still hear me when I grunt and roll over...)
- Eating mouse sized meals - It seems like when I am the hungriest I can't eat! There is no longer any room in my tummy for anything more than a tic-tac, swallow of water, and 2 cheerios....kind of a lousy dinner if you ask me :). And because there's no room for a full meal it seems like I have to eat all the time. I won't miss that.
- Being about 15 degrees hotter than everyone - I swear that a pregnant woman in the summer should not be allowed. It's HOT! Our poor air conditioner, and electric bill! I could see me investing in a swimming pool for future summertime pregnancies.
But overall, I am so grateful for this pregnancy, and for the chance that Cory and I have to bring this child into the world - that all of the little things about pregnancy that stink are totally worth it!
Now if I could just get up the energy and patience to go to church tomorrow afternoon and endure another round of "Are you STILL pregnant!?!?!" - this pregnancy would be a piece of cake.