4.26.2011

Unruly

If I had to come up with one word to describe our family right now it would be unruly.  Between a grumpy pregnant person, an opinionated toddler and a poor husband stuck in the middle none of us are in the mood to behave.  Needless to say, when it came time to snap a few maternity pictures our friend and photographer Cassie had her work cut out for her.  I don't know if I ever laughed so hard looking at family pictures.  Cassie perfectly captured the restlessness and generally insanity of our life right now.

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It is no big secret that I am a terrible pregnant person.  This pregnancy has been so miserable.  So, during the day I spend all my nice on strangers, co-workers, Henry and friends.  This usually results in me being the most short fused with the person I love the most in the world, Jason.   I think this is one of the biggest pitfalls of marriage.  It is easy to snap at the person you know loves you the most.  I have been doing better. Or at least I acknowledge my meanness and apologize. My outburst sound like this "Why didn't you take the trash out like I asked?  I'm sorry, didn't mean to snap. The trash is really bothering me. I love you."  Basically I reaffirm that I am a nutso pregnancy lady several times through out the day.

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Cassie wanted us to be sweet.  She even pointed out that we had done it before (as seen here).  I told her is was my fault because I usually act like the photo above.  I wonder if other pregnant women are as mean as me?

I am not always mean. See . . . 

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This was supposed to just be a mommy picture but some one decided that my belly would make an excellent step stool. 

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This one is just for fun.  You would think being hurled in the air would be terrifying.  Nope.  Henry loves it. 

In closing  . . .   this has NOTHING to do with the photos but everything to do with my belly.    I have become obsessed with reading birth stories. Obsessed!  I couldn't even give you an idea of how many I have read.  I had read a few this time around. Then a Cassie sent a link to this story on Marvelous Kiddo and the flood gates were open. I am planning for a natural birth, again. These stories are so encouraging. Here is my mini-birth story of Henry's birth.  Things didn't go according to plan, Henry's cord was being pinched.  I don't regret for a moment being induced.  I trust my midwife and I really believe it was the best choice.  I was also a week and half past due, so it wasn't exactly an elective induction.  I only mention this because I think that education is the most important part of the birth process.  Even with interventions, I was still very much an active participant.  I knew what was happening and what the risk were.  I am just hoping this time around I get a birth story that doesn't involve induction (and I get to labor naturally).  I am off to read more sappy stories.  If only I could wish myself into labor.  

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3 comments:

  1. Your link to Marvelous Kiddo doesnt work - it links to your "pregnancy sucks" blog post.

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  2. Thanks for telling me. I got the link fixed!!!

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  3. christinaanne10 August, 2012

    These pictures are fantastic! Hope you're making it ok- you're almost there!

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