Monday, November 3, 2008

Today's Adventure: Growing a Person As Compared To Planning a Wedding

The Huz told me that he is bored of my pregnancy.

Well, to be truthful, nothing really eventful has happened lately. But does everything need to be an event?

It's kind of like planning a wedding. We planned our wedding in nine months. We got engaged in June of 2005 and married in March of 2006. We got pregnant in June of 2008 and will give birth in March of 2009. Whoa! I kind of just realized that as I wrote it. Okay, it's a lot like planning a wedding!

Right at the beginning there is the engagement, finding the place for the ceremony/reception, asking people to be in the wedding, trying on dresses, picking colors, showing off the ring and telling everyone how he proposed. All the exciting stuff, right?

Then, there is this lull where nothing really happens. I mean, sure, maybe you have a dress fitting, possibly collect a few names for your address book, and finally make a decision between hydrangeas and roses, but nothing major is going on.

All of the sudden, the wedding is in a month - it's Go Time! There are meetings with caterers, DJ's, coordinators, dresses to be picked up, favors to make, seating arrangements to assign, invitations to assemble, family issues to sort out, prayers to pray so that it doesn't rain on your parade, limos, honeymoon details, etc. It's craziness!

Having a baby is just like that. First, it's the excitement of finding out you're pregnant, telling everyone your wonderful news, making doctor's appointments, seeing the first ultrasound, buying all the books, keeping up to date with the size of your baby as compared to fruit, keeping your breakfast down (for some people), picking names. All the exciting stuff, right?

Then, there is this lull where nothing really happens. I mean, sure, maybe you tour the hospital's maternity ward, possibly collect and reject a few more names for your list, and finally make a decision about finding out the gender of the baby or not, but nothing major is going on.

All of the sudden, the baby is due in a month - it's Go Time! There are classes to take, baby showers to attend, acquiring cribs and swings and other items on which to place your baby's butt, diapers to buy, bags to pack, values to gain (so you can impart some to your child), knitting to do, etc. It's craziness!

Now, in actuality, something is happening. I've been feeling these little movements, kind of like little nudges, in my abdomen. I can see how women confuse them with gas. They feel very similar, but not. Sometimes I have to do a bit of analysis to make sure - okay, that was movement, but that was just gas bubbles. But because they aren't big enough for The Huz to feel, he doesn't really get to be a part of it. So I guess I can see why it might not hold the same fascination for him as it does for me, and it could be "boring."

But we did reorganize our bedroom so that we can start making room for baby. We have a little nook that we decorated with these really cute framed postcards, we hung a lamp, and hung up a onesie that The Huz bought at Target. He saw it and gasped, so I knew we had to buy it. It has the Star Wars logo on it! I think it made him realize that all of the baby's clothes could advertise whatever he wanted - he had many plans in his head for custom made onesies from zazzle.com.

The Huz said tonight that the reorganizing of the room and seeing the improvements we made is making him more excited for the baby, making it more real and closer to actually happening. So hopefully, the boredom is wearing off.

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