Sunday, May 15, 2011

What does IT MEAN?!

At this stage in the game during my first pregnancy, I was already home from the hospital with a bouncing baby boy!  But, alas, here I sit with a very comfy, baby girl chill-axin in my torso and pelvis. 

I had the ease of my water breaking with Nathan so I knew he was coming.

I'm already mentally saying "Why can't you be more like your brother?!"

I felt my first contraction 3 weeks ago and I was so happy!  It was progress!  BGL would be with us soon!!  But, nope.  I just have incredibly painful contractions throughout the day with no steady rhyme or rhythm.

I feel like a contestant on a twisted game show and the baby inside of me is the prize!  Only I have zero control over how, when or where I will receive my prize.

With this phase of pregnancy now upon me, it has me asking myself "What does it mean" at least 47 times a day. 

I've had a ridiculous headache for several days now ... what does it mean?
No one slept well in the house last night  ... what does it mean?
The waddle is uncontrollable ... what does it mean?
The dog is following me around everywhere ... what does it mean?
Today is May the 15th.  My mama's gut has told her for months now that BGL will arrive on the 15th ... what does it mean?

My head is full of nothing but questions about this dang baby:
There's a full moon on the 17th.   Will the baby come then?
My brother's out of town.  Is she waiting for him to be in town to make her appearance?
I have a friend in town and she's leaving tomorrow.  Will she get to meet the baby before she leaves?

Then there are the moronic questions:
My nose looks slightly swollen.  Does that mean something?
The weather is unusually pleasant for mid May.  Is that significant?
The bathroom rug keeps moving no matter how many times I straighten it.  Is that important?

And a picture of BGL this morning for your viewing pleasure ...
I went "artsy" with the black and white as it best hid the huge blue veins mapped on my belly.

Even though I'm the mama in this equation, BGL is already doing a great job of dictating my life!  I guess I should get used to it though. 

Oh crap!  Nathan just figured out how to open the garage door!  WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Random Thoughts (4/13/11)

Random Thoughts ... by Becky Leverett

1.  Still no baby!
2.  But today was my last day at work for a while!  My doctor reminded me that I'm supposed to be getting rest before the baby gets here ... duh!
3.  I had a romantic lunch with Shaun today.  We met at Freebirds to enjoy yummy burritos and then went to our rent house and replaced 2 toilet tanks!  (Insert mental image of me straddling a toilet at 9 months pregnant ... DANG IT!  I should have asked Shaun to take a picture!)
4.  At this exact moment, I am watching HGTV, IM-ing a friend on Facebook, texting another friend on my phone AND writing this blog.
5.  If I would have read #4 10 years ago, I would be completely clueless on what any of that meant!
6.  Do you think they make pink spray paint that isn't toxic so that we can spray paint Nathan's old toys for BGL?
7.  Sissy has been following me around the house all afternoon whining.  I wonder if she needs to go potty??
8.  I love fish sticks!  And steak fingers!  Pretty much any deep fried, meat-like finger food is yummy!  Especially with ketchup!
9.  Did you know you can only get Steak Finger Baskets and Dudes in Texas Dairy Queens??  (Now I'm craving DQ)
10.  Video baby monitors + an almost 3 year old boy who's not tired = lots of entertainment!

Happy Friday the 13th!  Go hug a black cat!!

Written at 5:14 in 15 minutes on Friday, 5/13/11