Looking forward to…

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So, the other day I mentioned already starting to miss being pregnant and this special relationship the baby and I have right now. But I’ve also been thinking about the things I’m looking forward to (besides the obvious, which is this new awesome baby for Dave and I!):

  • espresso/lattes/coffee
  • vodka (yeah, not like pre-P, a little more in moderation…) in the form of very dirty martinis
  • being able to lie on my stomach
  • peeing less
  • red wine
  • sunny eggs (mmmm)
  • no full time work for two months
  • yoga (power yoga, heavy breathing, difficult poses, not the easy breezy prenatal yoga – the trick will be in finding time/energy I presume)
  • non-tight boots
  • my rings fitting comfortably
  • my socks fitting comfortably
  • naps (?) This one is interesting. I know, I know, nap when the baby naps. The problem? I hate naps! Just about as much as I hate baths. I’m grumpy after I do either (groggy or pruney)
  • Possibility of a move

And a few things that I’m a bit apprehensive about:

  • naps
  • lack of sleep
  • naps (they really do make me grumpy!)
  • breastfeeding
  • lack of alone time
  • possibility that I stretched out too many “normal life” clothes
  • money, but that just seems to be a normal life thing
  • brain function returning to what it was before
  • creativity functioning like it did before
  • time for romance
  • missing my pregnancy calmness
  • diapers

That’s all for now….

3 Comments on Looking forward to…

  1. Candice
    February 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm (13 years ago)

    I’ve started thinking about this stuff, too. I canNOT wait for a mojito, holy moly. I miss those and my fave espresso martini in Baltimore like nobody’s business.

    I miss drinking “real” coffee and eating things without guilt – like I’ve had cold cuts maybe 3x and I’ve had eggs over easy maybe 4x… and I’ve LOVED them but feel terribly guilty every time. Sleeping without waking up (cramps, pee, whatever) would be wonderful, but babies aren’t known to help that so I guess that luxury is long, long gone.

    I’m also thinking about the state of my marriage going forward and weathering this little storm bundle coming our way, what it will do to “us”… and I don’t even want to talk about diapers. I want to do cloth (or at least SOME cloth, at least at home)… but we don’t have a washer and I was told by a cloth diaper fanatic that that will pretty much make it impossible. *sigh* And then I think, “Well, do I *really* want to do cloth anyway?? It’s just such a *thing*, you know?

    So much to think about. So busy and tired. (And I hate baths, too.)

  2. Ker
    February 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm (13 years ago)

    Still gotta let me know what Cloth Diaper Company you want to go with… Candice – the cloth diaper companies make it so that you don’t have to do the washing….

  3. giovanna
    February 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm (12 years ago)

    ok, despite the fact that i’m not pregnant, this list makes a lot of sense to me…except for one thing. who doesn’t like naps????
    why do naps make you grumpy? why are you apprehensive about naps? naps are awesome!

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