Living in a Meme
Ever feel like your life is a real live meme? Full of one liners and such ridiculous ideas that you’re sure no one understands?
That, my friends, has been this entire 5 months of my pregnancy so far. My husband threatens to record me so that I can see (probably after our baby is born) how utterly ridiculous I was. I would hate listening to it now, because when I say it I am SO. VERY. SERIOUS.
There are times though, when Joe and I both break out laughing at how silly I have become. I never thought I’d be a ditz, but lo and behold, it is one of the side effects of pregnancy. Anybody with me on this one?
If You’re Lucky
If you are one of the lucky ones, you get to see my nice side. I like being kind and taking care of people, but pregnancy has made me more short tempered than I expected. So here is my inspiration for this post: You know you’re pregnant when…
I find myself doing that more often these days. I roll out (err, heave myself) out of bed at the second snooze alarm. Say when you wake up, you have a happy/nice score of 5. Today I wake up with aches and pains (again), so that is -1. I didn’t sleep well, another -2. I have to eat breakfast as I am running out the door, -1 for rushing. Then someone cuts me off or drives 20 miles an hour, apparently not needing to be anywhere anytime soon, -1.
Running on Empty
So there you have it, by the time I get to work my happy level could already be ZERO. I am so glad I have the Lord in my life, or that happy-nice-o-meter would never be replenished! And it can be added to with kind words and help from coworkers.
If you have a pregnant friend, compliment her and give her a helping hand. Don’t mention how much bigger she looks compared to last week, or that she is so much bigger than someone else who is pregnant. And if she looks terrified when you tell her pregnancy and labor horror stories, by all means, give her a break!
Follow that last tip, and you will have the love and “niceness” of the pregnant woman in your life. Remember, she is growing a human and that takes a lot of hard work, emotional breakdowns, and moments of craziness. Tell her she’s going to be a good mom, and brighten her day. 🙂
Living one day at a time,