Sort of Freaky

So I follow my friends' blogs with google.reader. It makes it really easy to read or skim through all the various blogs I like. I really enjoy keeping track of people. It's kind of funny, but even people from High School who I didn't know that well - I like to read their blogs. They're just so interesting. Everybody has interesting lives that are so, so different from mine. Mine is interesting, too - yet sometimes it's really fun to imagine the lives of other people, you know?

So there have been about 3 or 4 people from my past lives (most of them from the dorms at BYU) who were just a little bit ahead of me, pregnancy-wise. I recently checked their blogs to find out that all of them have given birth. Augh! This sort of freaks me out.

I am 35 weeks pregnant as of last Wednesday. This means that our baby will be coming soon. I was especially interested in the photos my friends posted of themselves after labor. All of them looked exhausted. This freaks me out, too. This will be my first baby, and I don't know what to think about labor. It actually scares me a lot. Mostly the anticipation of pain. I wish it would just come and be over with.

Not yet - I need to finish my TESOL practicum and these 3 stupid online classes - but when those are done...please just end this anticipation stage! I'm sick of waiting!


  1. dont think about the pain!!! i focused on the pain for my ENTIRE pregnancy with briggy and was a nervous wreck--and I think I said this to you before...when it came down to it, it all happens so fast and its really not as bad as you imagine it to be...(okay, I can't speak for those who are in labor for countless hours...) but I don't think thats as common as I previously thought. You're going to do great...and you will be tired but sooo happy when you see the baby its this BIG BURST of adrenaline and excitement and really really really worth it.
    I wonder if our little ones will have the same birthday!! :)

  2. Ha, ha! That's the exact advice that my mom gave to me and that her sister gave to her: DO stress about it because it really is much less painful than you'll imagine.

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    I wasn't a walk in the park, but I didn't once think I was going to die. And I didn't say anything mean to my husband.

    You'll do great. :)


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