I’ve been the recipient of A LOT of questions and advice these last few months with regard to pregnancy. I heard this could happen, and for the most part – I’ve appreciated it all. I know there are plenty of articles out there warning of “Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Lady,” but I, quite frankly have appreciated all of the inquiries and counsel – even those that seem completely void of factual basis. I trust that the askers of such questions and givers of such advice are really just communicating care and interest – and for that, I’m really thankful.
But some of the comments are just too good for me to keep to myself, so I thought I’d do you all a favor and answer all the questions you’ve never asked and spread the pregnancy wisdom that I’ve received:
How far along are you?
How are you feeling?
Pretty darn good, thank you. I’m very grateful to be feeling quite well, with only some heartburn as of late to complain about.
Is it a boy or a girl?
We don’t know. From the ultrasounds, I would say I’m 90% convinced that it is, in fact, human.
None really. Maybe Ranch Dressing if I had to name something, which is not usually my condiment of choice, but it’s been sounding appetizing lately.
Best advice …
“You keep walking a lot and that baby will come early.”
“It’s definitely a boy – you’re so small!”
“Don’t have any boy names picked out? Then it’s for sure a girl!”
“Just do 200 squats a day for a quick and easy labor!”
“Drink a Guinness right after that baby is born – it’ll help your milk come in.”
Kindest Words …
Well, I’m actually not going to share what first comes to mind – sweet words from a wise, old friend, because a) I cry whenever I think about that conversation with him, and b) some things are just meant to be held close, you know?
That being said, we have had a number of people tell us what great parents they think Kyle and I will be. This means the world, actually. I’m pretty darn scared of completely messing up my child with my parental ineptitude and general selfishness, so when others have offered such encouraging words, I’ve clung to them, willing myself to believe that they are true. When you’re not so sure you believe something, it helps when those around you do.
That’s all for now – TGIF!