Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Alien Woman

I told Jeff last night that I felt like an alien. As I look at myself I see this large, clumsy person with very strange looking, puffy feet. I walk funny and I hurt all over. It's all part of pregnancy, I know, but sometimes it just kind of seems comical. Sometimes, when I'm going through my day and everyone is just going about their day, I feel like hitting the "pause" button and just screaming out, "don't you people see what is going on here!!! I'm turning into an alien and no one seems to notice!". Of course I said all this with tears running down my face (at the end of a long day with hormones raging), and so my dear husband, instead of laughing at what I am sure was a funny melodrama, just pulled me close and asked me if I wanted him to rub my back. To which I sniffed and said, yes. I then climbed in to bed and had a whole night of dreams that my water was breaking. Alas, I am here in the morning, completely dry, and we continue our lives, living with this alien, I mean, our dear sweet baby Grace.

7 comments:

Kristi said...

You're almost there!!!!!!

Just think, a month from now - you won't be pregnant!!!!! How great is that???!!

Ruthy said...

Hang in there! If it's any consolation, I'd give almost anything to be in your shoes. =0) And - by the way, you could have Grace on Friday, since it's my birthday. =0)
Have a sunshiney day!

Steve & Molly said...

I know what you mean, Betty, I felt the same way, only I think my emotional outbursts at the end made me more of an alien than my body shape! Isn't it wonderful to have a patient, loving hubby to help you through it? Hang in there! Praying for you.

Leanne said...

I remember feeling that way, too!! I totally described it as an alien! I was ready to get off that spaceship...hang in there, girl! You'll blast off anytime now!

Troy & Sherry said...

prayin for you friend :) maybe we can go in and have the baby on the same day .....praying also for Dr. w poor guy isn't healing like he should be :(
look forward to seeing you in the hospital - love ya!

Dana said...

Oh, Betty....it's no fun at times! Especially with swollen feet (totally remember that)! It will all be over soon and you'll finally get to meet your little alien, opps....I mean Grace!

Praying for you!!

Rebekah Zenn said...

I had water-break dreams too!!!! I'm praying for you! :)