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Tonight, I had a conversation with one of my closest friends – now halfway through her pregnancy. She was meant to come over to collect a baby seat from my house, one of many items that have seen both her babies and mine through their first years. She was meant to come over, but didn’t – because I arrived home much later than I’d anticipated.
“Ah, Stacie,” she said apologetically, “I’m in my dress gown. I’m afraid I’m not going anywhere, but bed, tonight.”
It wasn’t even 9 PM yet. Back when we met, doing our teacher training, 9 PM on a Sunday was probably only the start of a few hours of prep work for Monday. I don’t think I ever saw my bed before midnight then.
Ten years on, and I’ll admit a bit of relief that she wasn’t heading over. With two kids to still get to bed, no food in my tummy and a ton of teaching work to do (See – some things never change), I agreed to make it another time. But, really, in comparison to her, I had no excuse. Pregnancy is an energy sapper.
“I’m so tired. And, I’ve injured myself,” she said with a sigh, “again.”
“Are you walking into walls? I walked into everything. Walls, doors. I also fell over. A lot.“
“Yes! And, tonight, I couldn’t do the dishes. I stood at the sink, but my bump got in the way,” she laughed to herself, “great excuse though!”
I agreed. Because, you know you’re really pregnant when your bump is so big, it protects you from chores. Pregnancy has its benefits.
What about you? You know you’re really pregnant when…
You can read more from Stacie at Mama Lewis and the Amazing Adventures of the Half-Brained Baby.
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