Monday, April 05, 2010

What emotions do you feel about your pregnancy and impending mommyhood? Are you excited, scared, etc? (Btw, CONGRATS!)

I'm excited about the impending mommyhood. I want that part to happen.

Right now, I don't really feel pregnant... I know I am, and I have the "symptoms" of pregnancy, but I'm not showing yet (hubby keeps "measuring" my stomach and noticing it hasn't grown...) and I don't feel anything inside my belly so it doesn't feel "real" yet. I kind of feel like a poser, like I'm making it up. It feels weird when people congratulate me, because I haven't "done" anything yet...

The only not-happy feeling is thinking about working (my full-time job) with a newborn. That part's probably going to suck... but we'll find a way to make it work.

(And, even though I don't feel I "deserve" it yet, THANKS! :)

Ask, and Criss shall answer.


  1. Anonymous5:09 PM

    "The only not-happy feeling is thinking about working (my full-time job) with a newborn."

    you should stay home with your baby instead of shoving him/her off to daycare.


  2. Pamela, if there were any way I could afford it, I WOULD stay home. I quit my teaching job because I knew it would not leave me enough time to be with my child; this job has more flexible hours and I will do everything in my power to convince my boss that she let me work from home, at least some of the time.

    I almost married a worthless borderline-alcoholic bastard because he made enough money I knew I could stay home with the children. I came to my senses, though, and dropped him. Freddy may not be rich, but he'll be an amazing father -- not something I can say for Mr. Lexus.

    I would love to stay home with my baby (which is why the going back to work part is the only negative of this whole experience), but if I do that I won't have a home to stay in for long. The mortgage doesn't pay itself.

  3. Why in the world do people waste their time writing comments that are helpful to no one? *sigh*

    The first trimester i so surreal that way. I remember feeling so bummed when I was newly pregnant with D and found out that I wouldn't have that big preggo belly (one aspect of pregnancy I'd so looked forward to) till I was nearly half-way done!

    You'll start feeling more like it soon, though. I think it's at about 12 weeks that the uterus grows enough so it comes out from behind your pubic bone, and so soon you'll enter that phase of "my belly is growing which is exciting to me except right now I just look like I ate too many Cheeto puffs" but then by another month or so you'll start looking clearly pregnant... and start feeling some kicks, too. =)

  4. I have a very slight "pooch" right now because I've stopped sucking in my regular pooch. So maybe that's why Freddy thinks it should be growing more; I went from sucked-in belly to not-sucked-in belly (which has nothing to do with the current size of my uterus) and he's expecting it to keep growing at that rate :P

    I have my 12-week appointment on Thursday, so I'll make the doctor check to make sure the fetus is still there.

  5. Anonymous11:06 PM

    Good luck at your app. Criss, hope everything is OK.


  6. "you should stay home with your baby instead of shoving him/her off to daycare."

    Yes, because everyone is privileged enough to have one stay at home parent. Also, it's always the woman's job to be the stay at home parent!

    *rolls eyes*

    We don't know if we'll be able to work this out or not, but my fiance wants to be a stay at home dad.

    Good luck, Criss. I hope everything goes well! ♥

  7. pshhh you'll have a nanny who: a) is the best ever in the world, b) has the best rates ever in the world, and c) will love your child unconditionally :) so I am fairly confident that everything will be fine! Hope everything is excellent at your appointment!

  8. Criss,

    I'm excited and really happy for your. I am sending you good, happy, healthy thoughts. I applaud you for writing about your pregnancy from a pro-choice perspective, which is inherently pro-woman, pro-life, in the truest sense of the words, no matter what the anti-choice people say.

    I'm not sure why the anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-children-that-are-already-here people feel so entitled to opine freely on your blog about your life and your pregnancy and your future child. I applaud you for standing up to them so courageously. I am not sure I could do it.

    As always, you rock!

  9. Anonymous2:39 PM

    pro-choice is pro-life? LOL, thats a new one


  10. An anti-choice man? LOL, that's a new one.

  11. And when you have a big ponch you'll be suprised how heavy it can be. haha I always feel like a beached whale in the 3rd trimester. Sometimes the ponch was so heavy I would actually carry it around when the strain was too much on my back. My second child was 10 lbs at birth and was 9 days overdue, so by then I was wearing hubby's T-shirts because my maternity shirts no longer fit the ponch! lol :) Then, when the baby is born, I found myself walking hunched over for the first week (cuz my muscles were used to being pulled forward, I guess) and feeling as light as a feather.

    It's certainly an adventure.