Sunday, September 13, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Why It's Awesome NOT Being Pregnant

1. My hip feels almost 100% better. Immediately after birth, even as the nurse helped me hobble to the bathroom for my first post-birth pee (a big event in the hospital I tell you), I noticed that my hip didn't hurt. It wasn't completely better, but the difference was remarkable. Apparently having an 8+ pound baby pressed into my pelvis didn't agree with my hip too much. Today we strolled around the neighborhood and I appreciated every carefree step I took.

2. I can clip my own toenails. Yes sir. I did it today.

3. Not having to pee every 10 minutes. And having more than a few sad drops leave my body each time.

4. Sleeping on my back. Can't stress enough how much I missed that.

5. Not sure if I ever mentioned this, but for the last 5 months of my pregnancy, I developed a small, but weird rash on my right hip. The doctor tried to kill it with all sorts of natural remedies and finally we even resorted to an antibacterial type cream. Nothing worked. My doctor and I started jokingly referring to it as The Rash That Never Dies. Well, within 48 hours of giving birth, it disappeared.

6. Watching the number on the scale get smaller rather than larger = better.

7. No more wondering and fearing what labor will be like. It's over!

8. While I might be sleeping less (although only slightly, as my hip pain had been waking me in the night for months), the quality of my sleep is already better.
9. Bending over to pick things up on my own!

10. I now have three outfits that fit me, rather than just my Old Navy roll down jersey skirt. I wore that skirt every day for the last 2 weeks. I never want to see it again.


2 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am commenting before I have even read this post. The title got my attention BECAUSE I AM STILL HUGELY PREGNANT AT 40 WEEKS AND THREE DAYS AND THIS GIRL SEEMS TO BE MAKING NO SOUTHBOUND MOVEMENTS AND I AM HONESTLY STARTING TO WONDER IF I WILL BE PREGNANT UNTIL THE END OF TIME. ALSO, LATE AT NIGHT I BECOME ODDLY CLAUSTROPHOBIC AND FEEL LIKE IF I DON'T GET MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF LIKE RIGHT NOW I AM GOING TO LOSE MY MIND.

That said, I will now go read your post and feel joy for the awesomeness you feel. :)

Betsey said...

I was just lying on my back in bed and thought about how nice it was when I looked down and only saw my boobs and legs and not some mound of a belly. And then I thought about how lovely it was to be able to lie on my back again.