Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sleeping Beauty and Other Miscellaneous Ramblings

No, this post is not about one of my daughters fairytale books. Rather, I was thinking I wish I could be a little like Sleeping Beauty. While the beauty part would be nice, it's the sleeping part that I crave. And no, it's not about my ability to sleep at night. It's that I wish I could take some sort of potion and wake up in May just in time to give birth. This weekend we spilled the beans on the pregnancy to the rest of our family and I've told a few more friends. Everytime I told someone that I was about 15 weeks, they'd say something like "wow, you're already in the second trimester!" But to me it feels like nowhere. I feel like I'm holding my breath and time is just barely moving along.

I'm not a terribly patient person to begin with, when I want something I want it NOW. But the thing about pregnancy after infertility and miscarriages (and I can only imagine how much worse it would be for someone who has suffered through a stillbirth or later term losses) is that it feels interminable. I confess I was also impatient during my pregnancy with my daughter, but at the same time I enjoyed it. It was like a long but pleasant walk. But this pregnancy feels more like a marathon - with lots of hurdles thrown in.

My next OB appointment is in a week. I can't wait. I've sort of told myself that once I get through the next appointment I'll start telling the next group of friends.


In other news, Thanksgiving was a bit of a bust. My sister-in-law decided to behave like a petulant 16 year old instead of a 40 year old mother of three, thus ruining the long weekend for everyone else. Unfortunately it's not the first time she's behaved this way. Though, it may be the last time she ruins our holiday as, at the very least, my husband and I agreed we won't ever stay in the same house with her for more than 2 days. Personally, I'm leaning toward sleeping at my parents' house (they live 15 minutes away) and just making short appearances during the day.

In happier news, I did get to sneak away from the in-laws on Friday and spent several hours shopping with my mom. We met my dad for a nice Thai lunch, and I got most of my Christmas shopping out of the way. My mom also let me pick out an awesome Christmas present for myself!

Lastly, I'm happy at the moment because - since my mom is having her kitchen remodeled starting today and thus got all of her Christmas baking done early - I'm enjoying some yummy homemade poppy seed bread.


Jendeis said...

I'm glad that you had a relatively good Thanksgiving. John Dear and I have the same policy when dealing with his sister and her insanity.

Penny said...

Mmmm, lemon poppy seed bread.

I'm having the opposite experience - not feeling like the minutes are ticking slowly by. It is a nice feeling, and I missed it the first time. Sorry this is your experience this time; I know, first hand, how sucky it can feel.

But at least you ARE in the second trimester.

Anonymous said...

How excited is your daughter about her new brother or sister??? I bet she can't wait!!! Are you going to find out the sex? I am sure she will want to pick the name!! Glad things are going along smoothly...

Meghan said...

Glad you got some time for yourself over thanksgiving. I too am dying to know if you told your daughter yet? I'll need to know how youdid it and how she reacted :)