What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Posted: December 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

The past couple of weeks I have consistently focused on the beauty of my pregnant body, instead of its aches and pains.

I rejoiced with the option to work out again since I no longer have to keep off the contractions. I have managed to do either a Turbo Jam DVD or go on a long walk every day and it has felt soooooo good.

I have kept a smile on my face for the most part and made light of the end of pregnancy, with an Operation Evacuate Baby B Day and sharing a video of my 9 months pregnant belly earlier today.

I spend most days antsy with anticipation. Also called nesting like mad.

Take today, for example. I woke up cheery, despite a lack of sleep. I popped out of bed when my little M came into my room. We headed downstairs for breakfast. I experienced a sudden urge to clean the kitchen. Then, the living room. Before I knew it, the entire downstairs sparkled – including the inside of the microwave.

From there, I still wriggled with a desire to do something else. I popped in a Turbo Jam DVD and got my workout on. I played with M. I made lunch. I got us cleaned up and then put her down for a nap.

Then, I crashed. I started feeling some very slight contractions. I actually prayed to God to let them turn into the real thing. They went away almost immediately. I cried.

I do believe pregnancy is a blessing and a joy to experience. I hate to gripe about it because I know plenty of women would do anything to be in my shoes right now with a baby only a few days or weeks away. I try to keep myself on that up view the majority of the time. But what goes up, must come down. Today it came down. I hurt bad and I want him OUT!



41 Comments to “What Goes Up, Must Come Down”
  1. Camille says:

    Ahh, that’s no fun at all! That’s like dangling candy in front of a kid and then telling them they can’t have it!
    Stay strong! I’m sure you will meet little B in just a few more days!

  2. Hang in there, mama, you’re almost there!

  3. Dorry says:

    Love this post – I feel like I’m hanging out with you at home just chatting. πŸ™‚ Thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers!

  4. Is that bun baked already?! You already know it’s worth it, you look both exhausted and blissful in that photo, he’ll be here soon!

  5. Oh sweetie…not too much longer! Keep your chin up!

  6. You look great. It is almost over…enjoy it as your life will change with 2 little ones…trust me! My kiddos are 23 months apart

  7. laura says:

    You can do it!
    Your so beautiful, thanks for sharing your life, it makes me smile πŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer Rahn says:

    You’re in my prayers tonight.

    A giant hug –

  9. So, so close girlfriend! You are amazing and strong and you can do it! πŸ™‚

  10. excited for that!
    we’re due on june 27, 2011 w/ our first!

    • Tina says:

      Huge congrats!!! Sorry I missed the announcement originally. Can’t wait to follow you along. Hopefully things go smoother than this pregnancy did for me. πŸ˜‰

  11. You are soooo close, Tina! The feelings you are describing just mean the end is near,very near my friend. You are doing great!! πŸ™‚

  12. Kristi says:

    Here’s hoping Baby B comes soon!!! Your doing fabulous πŸ™‚

  13. Aw girl! You are so close!!!!! Baby B will be here before you know it! Good things are on the way! πŸ™‚

  14. Lisa says:

    Hang in there Tina!!!

  15. You are SO close!! Just hang in there, girl– I know you must be SO ready to meet this baby boy!

    • Tina says:

      The pain stinks, but I have definitely gotten to a point where I just want him here and in my arms. It’s like I miss him…even though he’s physically closer than he’ll ever be.

  16. Michelle says:

    Wow, you’re an inspiration! I hope that when I’m pregnant (not for a while yet) I have as much energy as you! And I love your outlook on pregnancy!

  17. chelsey says:

    You’re almost there! Will you pretty pretty please blog whiel you’re in labor? πŸ™‚

    • Tina says:

      You can expect regular updates. πŸ˜€

      Remember…distractions are important! And what better distraction than a quick blog update? Haha!

  18. Kat says:

    Lady, you are so strong! Sharing your pregnancy with us like this has been so touching and heartfelt. I can’t wait for you to meet your sweet baby face-to-face!

  19. Priyanka says:

    Hang in there Tina, you are almost there!

  20. Darla says:

    You have a beautiful belly. I feel for you though…those last few days, hours and minutes go on forever. But your little sweetie will be here soon.


  21. Oh girl…that saying is so true. It always comes down πŸ™‚ And fast.

    You deserve to feel everything you feel! I hope tonight gives you some sleep and due rest.

  22. Hallie says:

    I think TV makes us think the wrong thing about contractions. Until very recently I thought it was like period cramps…you know, you get them for a day or two before the main event. Now I know that’s not the case! I appreciate you sharing the reality of pregnancy with us, I feel like when it’s my time I’ll understand more what it’s REALLY like, not what we hear about in the media.

  23. Shannon says:

    You’re allowed to complain…. It’s so hard! And we all know how much you want this baby. Wanting him out is completely understandable. The last 2 weeks were the worst for me… I hurt so much and I was desperatevto meet my little man. Hang in there πŸ™‚

  24. Tatianna says:

    Awww! I know I can’t wait for his arrival, so it must be tough for you. You are definitely allowed to complain πŸ™‚

  25. Runblondie26 says:

    The last few weeks are so uncomfortable, I’m sure you’re counting down every second. Hang tough, you’re almost there!

  26. Mellissa says:

    Get out Baby B!!!

  27. Kelly says:

    At what point do they induce labor??

    • Tina says:

      At 41 weeks usually. You have to go a week overdue. But you are full term at 36.5 weeks. The longer the baby cooks (without getting too big), the better, so I get it. I still officially have 3 weeks until I’m due, but I’m done! I hit full term and said “no more please”. Plus, he’s measuring ahead.

  28. Holly says:

    Oh, Tina….I’m so sorry you are in pain. I’m praying for you that little Baby B decides on an early arrival, for your sake! He still has time to be a 2010 baby!

  29. Caitlin says:

    I have NO idea what you’re going through but I have heard it enough from my friends so I feel for you in any way I can! I think it’s so empowering that you are looking at your uncomfortable situation with such a healthy mindset! That’s one of the many reasons I love you and your blog so much!

  30. Aw, hang in there momma! He’ll be out soon!

  31. Kacy says:

    I’m so sorry for your discomfort. I can’t imagine what that much be like! I hope he comes out SOON!

  32. girl, i am praying for baby B to appear very soon! hang in there! you’re almost done πŸ™‚

  33. Katie says:

    I know everyone I have ever know who was pregnant was ready for the baby to be OUT at the end!

  34. Jenn (GH) says:

    You are so close!!!! Hang in there!! I totally remember that feeling even though it was quite some time ago.

  35. My fingers are crossed for B to be in your arms soon!

  36. But you look so terribly cute with your pregnant belly. I hope he comes soon! I know you can’t wait!

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