The Life Not My Own

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More Weird Pregnancy Observations

Now that I’m nearing the end of my second trimester (24 weeks…woohoo!), I thought I’d share with you some new pregnancy observations!

1.) Everyone and their neighbor will have a different comment or view on the names you are considering for your baby.  I’ve gotten everything from the weird looks (like they smell something) to the comment “that sounds like a rich kid”.  Good thing we don’t really care what everyone and their neighbor thinks!

2.) People will have different views on how “big” you are compared to other pregnant women.  Some people say I look tiny, others say I look farther along than they expected.  I’m right on track with my weight gain (and almost all of it is in my belly), so I kind of shrug off what everyone else says.

3.) A lot of people will think you are suddenly “fragile”, or that you’re more likely to lose your balance.  I promise, people…I won’t fall just walking through the yard!  Oh, and I can still garden and push wheelbarrows (light ones).  It actually makes me feel better!

4.) There’s a point you pass in which you suddenly look pregnant to everyoneI mean, one week I was having people say I didn’t even look pregnant, and then the next people weren’t hesitating to ask whether I was having a boy or a girl.  It’s incredible!

5.) There’s nothing more incredible than feeling your baby move within your womb.  Every time I feel a little punch or kick, I can’t help but smile.  Even when it’s 3 a.m. and I’m exhausted.  It’s incredible how much I already love this little boy…and I haven’t even got to meet him yet!



  • At April 18, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Courtney B said...

    Yay for 24 weeks!!
    I love how every single person has their own opinion and most don't hesitate to share it, ha ha. Sometimes its better for people to just stop talking :)

  • At April 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM , Anonymous Rebekah {honeyandcheese} said...

    I had to laugh at #3 - yesterday I went into Office Depot and the manager wouldn't even let me carry a ream of paper! (Which I needed for the dance classes I'm *still teaching.*)

    And #5 is sooo true. I'll be 34 weeks on Friday and every little movement this little one makes still makes me smile with wonder.

  • At April 22, 2012 at 1:20 AM , Blogger Emma Frances said...

    Number five is my absolute favorite! Baby kicks are AMAZING!! :) And I agree with the rest as well! We haven't chosen a name yet but people always want to give their opinions on the ones we are thinking of!

  • At April 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Caitlin said...

    Seriously! It cracks me up how OPINIONATED people are!

  • At April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Caitlin said...

    That's too funny! Andy's grandma told me the other day that I should be careful of the dogs because they might knock me over. These dogs are our beagle and our puppy, who's still smaller than our beagle. lol!

  • At April 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Caitlin said...

    We're pretty confident about our name, but I don't tell everyone that just because they're so opinionated. I don't really care what they think, though!


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