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8 Things I Actually Don’t Worry About This Pregnancy

If you’ve read or known me for any amount of time, you may find it hard to believe that there are actually things during this pregnancy that I don’t worry about.

::gasp::

There really are however! Parts of a “normal” pregnancy that rarely, if ever, cross my mind because the rest of the high risk part has taken over so many other areas. All the things I worried about with my daughter and my twins to a degree – many of those don’t seem important (or important enough to think on right now). I don’t mean to minimize the others, because I can guarantee if I had a fairly low risk pregnancy I’d be thinking about them just as I did before.

This time around my focus has simply shifted to the big picture: Make it to term. Have a healthy baby. Bring it home. The End.

Take a look at the things I don’t stress out about this time around, but always have before:

 


  • 8 Things I Actually Don’t Worry About This Pregnancy 1 of 9
    8 Things I Actually Don't Worry About This Pregnancy
  • What People Think 2 of 9
    What People Think
    I've gotten more than one "Oh! Any day now!" comment. I take it with a smile and let it roll off. I've had two pregnancies, one that was nearly full term in size because of two, within 7 months of each other. I'm not a tiny 16 weeker and that's ok.
  • The Birth 3 of 9
    The Birth
    For the first part of this pregnancy, I was amped up about the birth. For some reason I thought that I needed to do (another) natural birth, but with a full term baby this time, to prove something. Not sure what. As time has passed, I've come to realize that my main focus has shifted from my birth experience to simply wanting this baby here and healthy. Even if that means I need to be placed in a coma.
  • Being Tired 4 of 9
    Being Tired
    With the twins I was so tired all the time, and I remember on Bella's short nap days I would cry when she woke up from sheer exhaustion. This time around isn't nearly as bad, but I cut myself slack. I take a nap almost every single day, and I'm in bed and asleep by 9:30. I have to have it, and I refuse to feel bad about it.
  • Nursing 5 of 9
    Nursing
    I had a rough 15 months of nursing Bella. It simply wasn't an easy, or fun, time. I couldn't even wrap my head around nursing twins. With this baby the thought of it has crossed my mind maybe a handful of times. I'm thankful I can let this one go till it's here and time and not dwell on it until then.
  • Gender 6 of 9
    Gender
    I can't say I ever worried about gender with either pregnancy before, but this one I really didn't care. I totally get the saying, "We just want a healthy baby." Because yes.
  • Weight Gain 7 of 9
    Weight Gain
    I'm heavier than I was pre-pregnancy with the twins, and this time around I am not obessed with it like I almost had to be with them. I certainly don't need to gain 50lbs or more like I did with them, so I'm trying to stay on the lower weight gain without stressing about it.
  • Stretch Marks 8 of 9
    Stretch Marks
    I've been lucky enough to escape pregnancy with very few. This time I don't know if I would care (at least until later) if I came out looking like a tiger used me as a scratching post as long as I make it to the end.
  • What I Eat 9 of 9
    What I Eat
    Don't get me wrong, I try to be careful with the overall majority of food I eat during pregnancy. I'm not out doing body shots and sashimi. I cut myself slack though on when I'm sick or simply can't bear to cook.

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Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter and the loss of her twin boys on the aptly named Hormonal ImbalancesSmaller glimpses into her day are on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

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