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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Week 39: Patience is Wearing Thin

Despite trying to remain all zen and okey-dokey with the final stretch of pregnancy, I finally cracked this afternoon and held a little pity party for one. There were tears and a little snot and a lot of whining about how sick I am of waiting and anticipating and just-plain-old-being-pregnant-and-uncomfortable. Jerry was very understanding and did a good job consoling me.

Then we went to see a movie, and I felt better.

I know I'm still a week short of my due date, so there's no real reason to be feeling so frustrated, but there's no explaining away the hormones of pregnancy, and knowing that you're being irrational doesn't help erase the irrationality of it.

So, anyway, I think I'll go take a long walk and then chug some Tabasco...

30 comments:

moni said...

I felt the same way with my 3 boys. After they were born I QUICKLY and OFTEN wished for the quiet and relaxed time of my pregnancy. :) The grass is always greener..... It got easier thank goodness!

Jamoosh said...

Pity party of one? Where was Norah during all of this.

Patience - your beautiful daughter will be with you soon enough.

kristen said...

Sorry. I have no words of wisdom to console you with except for this: you just described a typical weekday night at any given random time of the month for me. And I'm not even pregnant. Hang in there girl!

HEATHER said...

I feel for you, and I don't envy you. You have every right to feel this way! But I promise you once it's over you will say "wow that went fast!" (I know I know, that doesn't help right now!!)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

The end is in sight. Hang in there!

X-Country2 said...

Awww, I bet that's frusturating. Hang in there.

N.D. said...

Haha, hang in there! Don't worry, before you know it, you'll be waking up in the middle of the night 2x to feed the baby, cleaning poopy diapers, be tired as ever... and have to bring the baby with you anytime you want to leave the house :)
(all worth it!) but enjoy while you can as much as possible! (everyone says that, so annoying, but true)

Ryan said...

hmmmm....it is about time you started acting human, Rainbow Brite. I was starting to get worried that whatever happy pill you were taking was going to affect little Norah.

Erin said...

Umm...add in sex with that tabasco and that might help. I feel bad for you. I know how rough those last weeks were. You are a trooper. At least you don't have swollen ankles and stress from work. That would make it worse. Any day now...any day now...

Note to Norah: get a move on!

Christie said...

Aww. I hope you feel better. And I hope Norah gets here soon :)

RunningLaur said...

You can do it, you can do it. It's like those last 0.2 miles.

Can you call Niki in Canada and have your babies simultaneously? You're so close to each other time wise, it'd be a little blogger miracle.

Carly said...

This part is the worst!! Hang in there.

Shannon said...

Normal...normal...normal...we can't explain the "pity party" we just want/need to have them.

It's almost here....

Christine said...

Oh geez...the things I have to look forward to! Youre almost there...keep you head up!

Neese said...

don't forget to give jerry your blog name and pw so he can announce the birth! :)

Mrs. K said...

ok i had read somewhere that you make cumin tea (it tastes like crap) it'll help speed up the softening of your cervix- so i drank tons of it. But then just enjoy these last few days- because EVERYTHING will be different once the baby comes.

go see another movie- that always held me over-

Xenia said...

Just a bit longer. You can do it. Soon Norah will be here and all the waiting will seem like only a blip in time.

Krissy said...

I am almost there too...no tears YET but I am sure in just one more week with no progress shown that this baby wants to make his arrival I will be in your same exact "hormonal mess of a moment." The itch has begun.

MN Mom said...

Does tobasco work? I doubt it will give you anything but heart burn! Just wait, rest, & read...you will need your strength. Nora will come in her own good time. (Maybe she's having a bad hair week!)

The Running Knitter said...

She'll be here before you know it! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Hormones baby, hormones, soon enough you'll have NO time on your hands...

D10 said...

The time is almost here! Glad the movie made you feel better.

Alison said...

Hang in there! It could be any time now. And enjoy the last few days of being childless.

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...
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Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

Hi, just wanted to say that I discovered your blog recently and am kind of obsessed with it! I have gone back and read almost all your entries since the beginning and laugh at almost every one! I have discovered a passion for running and started my own blog to talk about it!

Also, just wanted to say, hang in there. The last few weeks are the worst, but your little bundle will be here before you know it. Good luck!

MCM Mama said...

Hang in there! She'll be here soon!

Karla said...

i wish i loved running, then perhaps i could lose all the post baby weight. i should try the 21 day kick.
i hope your last week goes quickly...

karla t
www.bellybuttonboutique.com

Betsy said...

I've been there, Jess. Hugs and sympathy are on their way.

TNTcoach Ken said...

The final few miles are always the toughest.

Viv said...

It is totally otay to have that party Jess. At least you waited till week 39. i was all pity party caved in a black hole the last 4 weeks. The day could not come soon enough. Awesome on the great hubby and a movie. Hang in there. I am getting anxious for you and hell myself and I still have like 28 weeks to go or sumfin like that,.