Post Prego Musings

My mom would be happy to tell you that for the 5th year in a row she is going to get a new grandbaby. 🙂 I am happy to tell you that it’s NOT US this time! 😉 Ha ha!! My sis-in-law is expecting their second in Oct. So far the pattern has been 2 us 1 them 1 us 1 them. Now if the pattern were to continue that would mean the next 2 years would be us again. I think it’s fairly safe to say that we’re going to let this pattern break! I think that I will enjoy not being pregnant for awhile.

Recently I was thinking over the past 4 years and how for 27 months of that time I was pregnant! It does feel pretty good to NOT be right now! Being prego with Ella was harder on me than the lads, and I’ll be happy to get back to “normal” if I can even remember what that was!

I’m in the midst of that oh-so-fun post pregnancy hair shed. And since my hair is so long I end up throwing out a rodent sized wad of hair whenever I clean my brush and after every shower. As happy as I am to see it go, my hair is way too thick, it does get old having long hairs all over the place, and I frequently think that there’s a spider or something crawling on my arm when it’s just a loose piece of hair. Ugh! 🙂

The clothes thing is still an issue for me. I am slowly losing the extra weight, but my regular clothes are still far from fitting well. I simply refuse to buy cloths for this size now, so I’m stuck with yoga pants. I’m thankful for those though! They are so comfy and not nearly as “frump” as those old sweat pants. Still, I can’t wait to get back to real clothes!!! I can’t even remember what that’s like! Ha! I honestly don’t remember what size I was before we started having kids! I’m shooting for a 6 but I’d be completely happy with an 8 at this point! I’m not really asking too much am I? Just want the love handles, back rolls and belly bulge to be gone! 🙂

Life is about change, and I’m so happy for the 3 little people who have created BIG change in my life. I’m SO thankful that I was able to carry them and have such healthy pregnancies! Because even through the morning sickness, discomforts and subsequent body changes, I really did have good pregnancies and I will always be thankful for that. I’m thankful for the 3 little people who live in my house! Though they sometimes drive me crazy with whining, or rob me of sleep by getting me up at 4:30AM to fix their blankets, they are 3 of my biggest reasons for being.

So while I’d like to find a good and healthy new normal for myself, I’m not sorry that I’ve gone through this process, and I won’t be sorry if I never do see that size 6 again. Because I have 3 very great reasons for the changes in my life. And even though I’ll be happy to NOT be the one pregnant this year, I’d never change the last 4 years even a bit!

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