Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Note to My Future Pregnant Self

Blogging has felt a little bit like a chore lately, but there are a couple of reasons I keep it up. For one, it's a great form of record keeping. The other day, Clark was wondering why Ike is so slow to potty train and I reminded him that it's no where near time to start. He didn't believe me, so I checked the boys' blog and sure enough, Booker was closer to three years old before we started. Sigh of relief. I've got a few months. And no, I don't care if I have two kids in diapers. You never want to start potty training too early.

Anyways, the point is that I check my blogs all the time to remind myself of certain milestones and sometimes just to reminisce. Today, I want to make a record of something so if I decide to go ahead and have that fourth baby (boy), there will be a light at the end of the tunnel...

I'm nearly 20 weeks pregnant and I'm feeling so. much. better. It's amazing. I'm reminded of the person I used to be. I can finally put in a full day's work around the house and still have the energy to be excited about the America's Next Top Model finale (Ann!?! Really, Tyra?). I'm much happier, much healthier and much muchier in general. So remember this future Margaret, the first trimester is HELL but just endure it because things really do get better.

(Speaking of feeling better, I've been busy designing Christmas cards so put your orders in now. Also, just because I've already seen your card doesn't mean I don't want it hanging on my fridge!)

And in the spirit of pregnant record keeping, at my ultrasound yesterday I was told that I have a low lying placenta which in most cases will resolve itself by the third trimester. In some cases though, it doesn't move and you have to have a c-section. The tech reminded me that I've "been there and done that so you know, no big deal." Except that it is and I'll be incredibly pissed off at my placenta if I end up with another c-section. Any success stories of migrating placentas, blog readers?

Now it would be appropriate for me to end this post with a photo of my "baby bump" like so many of my cute, petite pregnant friends have been doing lately. But I promise you, that photo does not exist. Mostly because there isn't much of a bump but rather an itchy layer of blubber. Just imagine me but even fatter and with really bad skin. JOY!


Tiffany said...

first of all, I am so glad you're feeling better! Secondly, if I look like you after baby #2 I will be TOTALLY thrilled. And last of all, our babies are going to be about 2 weeks apart. Is it too much to ask you to make a baby announcement again?

Bridget said...

With my first pregnancy I had placenta previa that resolved itself by 36 weeks or so. So there's hope!

Emily said...

I loved this post. SO glad you are feeling good. What a difference a few months makes, huh? I wouldn't worry about the placenta issue at all. I'm sure it'll resolve itself. I'll say it again: I miss you!!

the coltons said...

first of all, ann was WAY better than chelsea!!! i love that you watch antm, too :) second of all, i fear i will be in the same boat of having all kiddos of the same gender, only in my case it will bring many more tears and screaming... happy you. third of all, i loved what you said about your baby bump - i definitely had (and let's be honest, still do) the same "bump" :) your blogging is great!