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#61 of 124 Old 09-14-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Your kids have to paint your toenails for you.
In fact, your kids are now your robots to retrieve things for you, put your shoes on for you, etc.
The dreams are getting crazier by the day.
You panic and realize that you have absolutely NOTHING ready for the baby and there is only 7-12 weeks left!!!
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...when the fact that UPS didn't bother to deliver the package of baby things you ordered (and for some reason decided it needed to be signed for even though you NEVER have to sign unless you happen to be home) and left you with nothing but a sticky note makes you want to yell, scream, cry, and go to bed all at the same time.

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you can't hunch over when you're sitting here tired and reading because you squish the baby and the baby gets mad. so then you straighten your back to give the baby some space while simultaneously treating yourself to a nice deep (and by that i mean normal) breath-but your back is too fd so you quickly sink back into the hunched over position and squish the baby and the baby gets mad.

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You're up at midnight forcing down eggs and a spoonful of peanut butter because you didn't eat enough calories/protein during the day and woke up hungry and nauseous because if it!

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...you end up staying up too late EVERY night and you know it's too late because you're hungry, AGAIN, right when you're tired enough to go to bed.

...you know that when you've eaten and stuffed yourself that you'll be ravenous again in about an hour.

...you think that you only have 10 more weeks before you'll stop being nauseous for no reason.

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The waking up or not getting to sleep super late because of hunger thing. How I loathe thee. Nothing like realizing at 12:30 that the stomach growling will not go away and the huge green smoothie you just had just won't cut it.

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you can't hunch over when you're sitting here tired and reading because you squish the baby and the baby gets mad. so then you straighten your back to give the baby some space while simultaneously treating yourself to a nice deep (and by that i mean normal) breath-but your back is too fd so you quickly sink back into the hunched over position and squish the baby and the baby gets mad.
This is mine exactly lol! I go through this cycle all day, every day.

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When you get up in the middle of the night to pee and the instant you start to slide back under the covers you have to pee again.

When you're drinking 3 gallons of milk a week by yourself because it's the only thing that soothes the heartburn
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When even THINKING about exercise makes you pull a muscle.

When you don't even dispute the fact that your kids are faster than you.

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...when despite your size and awkwardness you feel compelled to clean the jets on your bathtub with a toothbrush, wash your curtains, and clean and dust everything in sight.

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When you are sooo uncomfortable that it feels like you have a too-tight bra on...and you are not wearing one at all.
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when you cough in the night and simultaneously pee yourself and feel like a muscle in the center of your belly just tore in half...

when you are starving from not eating all day (due to being sick) then eat a bowl of cereal that expends in your belly that is all squished and you proceed to feel like throwing up for the next 2 hours till you digest it...

 

 

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When it's hard to read a book because if it's under the belly you can't see it and if it's above the belly your swollen hands fall asleep or are in pain from holding them up.

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When you don't even dispute the fact that your kids are faster than you.
Yup. DD says "I win!" whenever she beats me somewhere. Which she always does, these days.

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When it's hard to read a book because if it's under the belly you can't see it and if it's above the belly your swollen hands fall asleep or are in pain from holding them up.
This exactly. I've given up on trying to read.

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You pee all the time, but when you do, it takes FOREVER to trickle, trickle trickle, out. (As you lift your belly up, lean forward, lean backward, trying to get baby off your bladder.)
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You pee all the time, but when you do, it takes FOREVER to trickle, trickle trickle, out. (As you lift your belly up, lean forward, lean backward, trying to get baby off your bladder.)
yeah, then you cough, sneeze.. ect. right after and still pee yourself

 

 

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when reading the storyline description of this children's book sends you into a bout of hysterical, tears rolling down face can barely breath kinda sobbing.

don't say i didn't warn you

i bought the book immediately.

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You pee all the time, but when you do, it takes FOREVER to trickle, trickle trickle, out. (As you lift your belly up, lean forward, lean backward, trying to get baby off your bladder.)
Ugh, I was just thinking this yesterday after I "raced" upstairs to pee in a distorted waddle because I was thisclose to peeing in my pants only to have it dribble-dribble for 10 seconds, tops.

Oh bladder, how you deceive me.

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when reading the storyline description of this children's book sends you into a bout of hysterical, tears rolling down face can barely breath kinda sobbing.

don't say i didn't warn you

i bought the book immediately.

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when reading the storyline description of this children's book sends you into a bout of hysterical, tears rolling down face can barely breath kinda sobbing.

don't say i didn't warn you

i bought the book immediately.
Oh, I read that in a bookstore and the waterworks definitely started up!
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...when, after an unusually strenuous afternoon of sitting around in the shade, you ponder taking a nap at 7:00 so you can handle kid bedtime at 8:30.

(I actually did more than just sit around all afternoon, and it was 90 degrees out and I'm sure I'm dehydrated. But still....)

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when reading the storyline description of this children's book sends you into a bout of hysterical, tears rolling down face can barely breath kinda sobbing.

don't say i didn't warn you

i bought the book immediately.

We have that one. It's one of the ones that DD1 loves to pull out when she wants to laugh at me because I'm unable to finish reading a book because I'm crying.

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...when you cook dinner standing sideways at the stove so you don't burn your belly.



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We have that one. It's one of the ones that DD1 loves to pull out when she wants to laugh at me because I'm unable to finish reading a book because I'm crying.
oh man. how cruel!

the book came and I made DD read it to me instead of reading it to her. It was easier to hide the crying since I wasnt the one reading.

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... when you are starving every 2.5 hours and you feel it's totally unfair because your MW only told you to eat at least every 4-5 hours.

... when you go to a baby shower as the most pregnant woman there, avoid the cake because you're not supposed to be eating sweets and carbs, and then win a big bowl full of candy bars in a game.

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when you toss and turn all night and can never get comfy then realize you are starving so you get up for a snack at 4am then still cant fall asleep because you now have heartburn (from a piece of toast?!)

when you feel completely compelled to reorganize, clean and declutter your entire kitchen and cannot stop till its completely done (including washing out under the sink) even though you know it will be a mess again before baby comes..
but man it feels good to get these things done!

 

 

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Amen to that, MamaFern. I also had a middle of the night snack. Banana at 3 am even though I hate them just because I could stuff it down quickly and hopefully sleep.

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I'm thinking I should just start keeping some food on my nightstand, and save myself the trek to the kitchen in the dark!

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...when you whine more than your 2 year old. <------This is me today. Sigh.

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When filling your bathtub even to the top fails to keep you wet, let alone cover your belly which sticks up like a volcanic island.

When you can't even fit in the dang bathtub.

When you try to lay back in the bath to relax and you can neither lay down semi-comfortably or get *out* of the tub.

Oh yes, this would be me bitterly typing on my itouch from my worthless bath.

also, when you pull your round ligament laughing and end up crying in pain or hunched over like Quasimodo because of it. The kids really think this is hilarious, btw.

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when you have to wear platform shoes to drive because you are short but your belly is huge and too close to the steering wheel which poses a problem for reaching the pedals.

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