How I Imagined Pregnancy


LionessDae | How I Imagined Pregnancy

I’ll tell you one thing for sure, being on bed rest is not how I thought this would go. I imagined being just fine and “normal”. You know, still being up and active, out and about at the summer events. This is not by far the worst situation I could be in, and I’m very grateful for that, but it’s just not what I imagined.

In my mind I would be able to work up until the end and still have lunch all around downtown. I was hoping to still hit the mall and buy cute stuff for my baby. I wanted to be able to go for a walk and get a little exercise and sunshine. More than anything I wanted to be able to have my baby’s room (and the rest of house) perfect for her arrival. None of that is happening.

On the brighter side I no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn, drive downtown and sit in the car for 20 minutes debating on calling out or just walking in and cleaning out my desk. That became a daily event by the time I was 12 weeks pregnant. My job is ok but it’s not my forever plan and being pregnant made me absolutely hate it! I do however get to blog regularly which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

I can’t cruise the mall but I do have online shopping. And my fave store (Target) has those Hover Round chairs I can cruise in. I can’t go for walks but I try to imagine I would be too tired anyway. B bought me a comfy chair for the porch so I can get some sunshine but I swear the mosquitoes are on attack and kill mode this summer. I don’t enjoy sitting on the porch. 

As far as our house being perfect, I just gave up on it. Her room won’t be painted that perfect shade of lavender and her crib (if she has one) probably won’t be assembled but so fu**** what?! That doesn’t matter. She’ll have more than enough love to come home to.

So yeah, being pregnant is nothing like I imagined but I’m learning to find the bright side in everything. I talked to my cousin a while ago and she told me she did four weeks on strict bed rest in the hospital. Believe me, that made me feel a lot better…not that she was on strict bed rest but thankful I’m at least in my own home.

How was it for you? Everything you imagined or not so much?

July 6, 2015
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  • Reply Ginger Marie

    This post just opened my eyes! I’m so afraid of/excited for the day I decide to have children. It’s terrifying and thrilling and I can’t wait…..well I can wait a few more years! I hope you have a smooth delivery!!

    –Ginger Marie
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    July 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Ginger! I was definitely caught off guard when I was put on bed rest but it’s been pretty good. Not complaining (as much) has helped.

      July 7, 2015 at 11:15 PM
  • Reply Jasmine Watts

    I hope you have a safe delivery and thanks for sharing such a great thoughts with us!!
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    July 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Jasmine!

      July 7, 2015 at 11:16 PM
  • Reply Maria

    Wow, bed rest is very difficult and I’m sorry you’re going through this. I know, we have a picture perfect idea of how pregnancy is – or should be. Then it becomes nothing like we imagined. But stay positive and keep focused on the health of you and your baby.
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    July 7, 2015 at 3:37 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Maria! Staying positive is the only way to survive being on bed rest.

      July 7, 2015 at 11:57 PM
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    Nope! It was perfect until the fourth month and then I was put on bed rest too. Praying for a safe delivery for you! Also, make someone else paint 😉
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    July 7, 2015 at 3:38 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Earl-Leigh!

      July 7, 2015 at 11:58 PM
  • Reply Leah

    Neither of my pregnancies or labors went the way I wanted. You just go with the flow and know you will have a little baby at the end of it! Hope it goes quickly for you!

    July 7, 2015 at 3:47 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Leah! Time is staring to pass by faster…thank goodness!

      July 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM
  • Reply Katricia

    I can totally relate to you. Although I was not on bed rest, I had all types of issues I don’t care to mention in these internets. Let’s just say a blow up donut was my sitting cushion for four of the nine months of pregnancy. Ugh!!

    All experiences aren’t what we dream about but in the end I wish you a healthy and quick delivery when your daughter decides to bless this world.

    July 7, 2015 at 7:28 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Katricia! I’ve spent a few days sitting on pillows…I know what you mean.

      July 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  • Reply Chantal

    You are doing a great job looking at the positive side of things! And now you have more time for blogging which is awesome 🙂 Wishing you the best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
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    July 7, 2015 at 10:16 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Thanks Chantal!

      July 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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  • Reply Maddie Adeline

    So glad to read an honest post about pregnancy. It’s crazy how differently it treats all types of women! I was sick most of the time though never ordered to bed rest, bless your heart. I agree- your daughter will indeed have “enough love to come home to”.

    August 20, 2015 at 1:01 PM
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