by statia on February 5, 2009

When I was pregnant with the Mini, I didn’t really get much of that so called “baby brain” that everyone was talking about.   There were a few things here and there that I would forget, but in general, I was pretty good.

That’s one of the differences between this pregnancy and the last one.  If it’s not written down, it simply does not exist.  And because of it,  I’m getting a reputation. Friends won’t give me the dates of events unless I’m sitting right in front of my calendar.  They jovially ask me if I’m SURE that’s the right time.   Of course, this causes my anxiety level to rise, then and second guess myself and WHAT IF IT’S NOT THE RIGHT TIME?  I not only have a calendar, but a lengthy to-do list system.   Complete with cryptic notes and highlighting.

I’m coming up on 25 weeks.  In a couple of weeks, I’ll enter the third trimester, which blows me away.    I feel as if I have no time and yet, it still manages to feel as if it’s dragging.   On the last episode of pregnancy island (because I was an island last time), I found myself in a lot of pain, due to the Mini wedging his entire body up in my ribs and neck.  Fetus 2.0 is sitting much further down, which is nice for my ribs, but not so nice for my hips and legs.   I will say that while the searing hip pain sucks major balls, it’s far better than feeling as if someone is going to split my rib cage in two.  At least physical therapy is helping me with my shitty joint problems.   Fetus 2.0 is moving up a storm.  I felt the movements so much earlier this time around.   Even the Meester was able to feel it much earlier than last time.   I’m trying to cherish it, because I swear, this is the LAST TIME.

The other thing I’m totally over is pregnancy dreams.  I barely had a dream with the Mini, where as this time around, I have several disturbing dreams a night.  Most are pretty vivid, and while I don’t wake up screaming in a cold sweat nightly, I’ll be all too happy to say goodbye to the fucked up pregnancy dreams.

All that aside, my lack of updating for the three of you that check in, is basically due to being insanely busy making sure my crytpic list gets done.   On top of that,  The Meester and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago,  and I’m working on planning second(!!!!) birthday party for the Mini.  Two?  Really?   I thought the first one was hard enough.


jesser February 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Almost 2 is seriously freaking me out. I blame hormones. We are not doing a “party” this year … I think we’ll take her to build-a-bear (that will be hellish enough) and probably go to dinner with the family. Mama is too tired to party.

shanna February 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I’ll write you a dorky rhyme with crude sexual overtones for the invitations, free of charge. If you want.

Four years, eh? At four years married, I wasn’t even 25 weeks pregnant the first time around yet. (Not that there’s a second time around happening now.)

Steph February 6, 2009 at 6:49 am

That’s funny b/c that is the same with me – the pregnancy brain. My friend told me about it when I was first pregnant and I was like, What is she talking about? I found out EXACTLY what she was talking about the second time around. I totally feel your frustration with that. Also with the moving around – much more with Lyss and she is still a little monkey @ almost 20 mos. WAY more active than Em every was. Babyproof now while you still have a chance!

Lisa February 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

I just wanted to say that I’m excited about Fetus 2.0. I still love you, even with baby brain! :D

Faith February 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Hm, maybe all the differences in this pregnancy mean that it’s a different sex? (You people who won’t tell us what you’re having just drive me crazy. Dammit.)

I cannot believe that it’s been so long since I’ve been reading you. And at the same time, I also can’t believe that it hasn’t been longer, if that makes any sense. I feel like I’ve “known” you and Meeester for such a long time now! Happy belated anniversary!

Dania February 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

Wait what? You only get pregnancy brain while you’re pregnant? I still have it and I haven’t been pregnant for 3 1/2 months! I’m constantly getting phone calls “did you know you had appointment today?” I think I will invest in one of these calendar things.

You’re having a girl, aren’t ya? lol

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