Pregnancy Brain and Bump Comments
It is true that your brain cells compress during pregnancy. They straighten back out a few months after delivery. I kid you not. Google it.
Anyway, I had a pregnancy brain incident yesterday. At the usual time to get the boys I shook myself from my nap, woke Daniel up from his nap, and set off, a little late, to pick the boys up from school.
Once I arrived at the walker’s pick-up area, I was quite dismayed to discover that my children were nowhere to be seen. I checked and double checked. I puzzled in my head, “Where in the world are Joshua and Caleb?”
Then I had to stop and ask myself what day of the week it was, as it gradually dawned on me that the boys had the same after school activity on that day as they have been having for over a month now.
So, after having walked the 1/2 mile to school, pushing Daniel, I walked the 1/4 to the park and let Daniel play there while I chatted with my friends for an hour before I walked back to the school to finally get the boys. Phew!!
I hope ya’ll don’t get tired of these. You just really wouldn’t believe how many bump comments I get daily, and mostly it doesn’t bother me at all. I just think it’s humorous.
Every once in a while it’s actually reassuring. Yesterday I was told that I was glowing, so of course I was okay with that. : )
And best of all, the office manager, Karen, at my chiropractor’s office also has a grandchild due in June. I asked her, “Karen, is your daughter starting to feel really really pregnant?” (Because I certainly am! The difference in the last two weeks is substantial).
Karen said, “Oh yes. She is ready to have this baby.” And that made me feel so much better!
Then she pulled out her phone and showed me a picture, and guess what. Her daughter has a nice, round belly too.
I got that same feeling that I got when I met another 7 month pregnant woman at my glucose test. I can’t describe it. It’s just like a feeling of great relief that you’re not the only one out there, you really are completely normal, and there is someone that can relate to you.
Often, one is fortunate enough to have a pregnant friend in a similar place as you. But I only have one pregnant friend, and her due date is about 4 months or so after mine.
Pregnant buddies with similar due dates can form an amazing bond. I miss that! With Joshua I had Corinne and Erin and Janira. With Caleb I had Misty. With Daniel I had Laura and Claire.
Boat pics to come soon! Maybe tomorrow after school we’ll get to take it out for a spin!