How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

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by Afton Spriggs

KMOV.com

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM

That's a question I get asked several times a day and, if I'm being honest, in a word, I'm feeling...uncomfortable! I can't get comfortable at my desk, in my car or even in when I lay down in my bed. I spend my days moving around, leaning forward and then back, standing up then sitting back down and readjusting all in hopes of having at least 5 minutes of comfort, but nothing helps. It's a lost cause.

I sit at my desk here in the newsroom and my co-workers come by and ask how I'm feeling. One look at my face says it all. "You're ready for this baby to be here, aren't you?" Yes I am! My fellow web producer often looks over at me, gives a compassionate smile and says, "You're uncomfortable today, huh?" You got it, sister!

With just about a month left in this pregnancy, I guess I can bid farewell to any hope of finding comfort. I guess I'll just  have to tough it out for these last few weeks. I mean, all of this discomfort makes sense. I'm carrying around a child the size of a honeydew and he's taking up pretty much my entire abdomen - that doesn't leave much room for me. Not to mention, I have at least one limb in my rib cage at all times and someone constantly pushing on my bladder. That contributes to the distinct waddle I have walking up and down the long KMOV hallway to the bathroom 10 times a day.

I know I should be used to this by now. This is baby number 2 for me, so I guess I should have seen all of this discomfort coming. Somehow, I didn't. I think I've managed to forget all of the unpleasant things about my first pregnancy. I put those out of my head in order to convince myself that doing it all over again would be a breeze. Guess what, Afton...it's not a breeze. It's morning sickness at the beginning, "glowing" in the middle, and misery at the end. The good news-at the end of all of this, I'll have a baby boy to hold in my arms. Eye on the prize, right?

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