The End of Pregnancy…Keepin’ It Real

by Birth Without Fear on February 3, 2011

Earlier in the week I wrote The End Of Pregnancy…Positive Thoughts. These affirmations have been helping me tremendously as I find peace in the last weeks of a long pregnancy. However, I did mention, that while I’ve been doing good at surrendering to this journey, I am human.

So, here is Mrs. BWF keeping it real in between thinking up positive thoughts.

“If I have to lay on my back one more second to put these babies to sleep, I’m gonna punch the wall!” (My 3 year old and 19 month old. Luckily Mr. BWF puts them to bed most of the time for me).

Then, when I lay on my sides, my hips hurt. I can’t win!

“Pregnancy makes everything harder.”

“Everything makes pregnancy harder.”

“Damnit. I am craving ‘xyz’ and I am going to go crazy until I get it.”

I am just not as patient of a mom when I’m pregnant. I feel bad that my children don’t get to have their sweet, laid back mommy for almost a year (and with 5 pregnancies in 7 years…it’s a lot).

“I can’t wait to get this freakin’ kid out of me.”

It took me 5 pregnancies to admit it, but I adore my babies, love empowering birth, but hate pregnancy.

If I don’t get a bath every night…well, you don’t want to be around me. It’s like clockwork now. Somewhere between 6-7 pm I crave it!

“Owwwwww, this hurts. My whole body just hurts. Please just let me give birth already!”

Although I’ve found peace in going through prodromal labor and waiting until baby is ready, knowing I have another few weeks of this is hard!

“This house better be clean when I go into labor. I think I’ll ask Mr. BWF to mop when I hit active labor.” haha

“I need a nanny to take care of my kids so I can do what I want for once!”

I can barely get into our minivan at this point. Tonight I yelled, “Son of a bitch!!!!!” It wasn’t easy.

I have to roll over onto all fours and let everything shift and settle before I can get out of bed. Mr. BWF finds this funny. I don’t.

So there ya go. That is me keeping it real. Do you still love me?


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