Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Bonuses to being pregnant:
  • I have an excuse for getting fat
  • Excuse for not doing sit-ups anymore
  • I get to eat an extra 200 calories
  • I have an excuse to sit and be lazy
  • The first time I feel the baby kick is like opening a present Christmas morning
  • My skin is softer and clearer (adult acne beware!)
  • Afternoon naps become a priority
  • having an excuse to buy new clothes
Cons to being pregnant:
  • Feeling like absolute...blah
  • Everything gets bigger
  • Zero energy or motivation to get anything done
  • Being absolutely drained and exhausted by 5pm
  • Morning sickness
  • Constantly thinking and planning my next meal
  • Making sure I have food around me at all times
  • The day when your non-pregnancy jeans don't fit anymore
  • realizing the scale doesn't lie especially when a nurse is looking over your shoulder
  • not being able to sleep on my tummy anymore :(
But, of course, the beautiful reward in the end is worth every stretch mark, fat joke, cankle, pound gained. We don't find out the sex of the baby until the end of this month. Any guesses?


Kimi said...

I hear ya Janelle! But like you said, it is oh so worth it in the end. I'm goin with a BOY... just because that seems to be the trend lately.

Rebekah said...

I think I just may steal this and post it on my blog! i could not have said it better!! i'm sleeping worth a hoot because i can't sleep on my tummy anymore!
wish we were closer!! we could share our "misery" together with a big bowl of chips and salsa!!

my guess for baby would be.....boy.

Jeremy and Kelli said...

I feel like it is a boy too! I can't wait!

Nan said...

I guess a boy but what ever it is, he/she will be beautiful, just like mommie.

Wes, Nicki, and Boys said...

I fell your joy and pain! I am expecting my third baby boy in December. The pregnancy is the worst part! I just wish we could skip right to the end where we get to hold our little bundle of joy!

Mortons Love said...

WHAAAAAAAAA???? Where have I been? Does everyone know this news but me? BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! (I did not mean big and fat in any terms other than the news!) This is awsome!

The Mortensens said...

That is awesome Janelle, I didn't know you were expecting.... I guess I need to check-up on the blog more often! Yay!

Good luck, and hope you are feeling good!

What a blessing for you and your family, THREE!