I mentioned yesterday that I’m frustrated about the timing being screwed up now for when we’ll (probably/hopefully) have a baby. But that’s not to say that it’s all bad. I have thought of a few things I’m thankful for within all the bad.
-I was never due before Christmas, so when I see “baby’s first Christmas” stuff, it isn’t upsetting. This was never going to be a baby of our’s first Christmas, so I can stick with looking forward to next Christmas being their first. I guess if we have issues that push our potential due date into 2015 this one will come back to haunt me a bit, but we still have around 6 months to get (and stay) pregnant before it’ll be that late.
-We’ll almost certainly have a much younger baby when their first Christmas does roll around. I was a little sad that the timing we wanted meant no itty baby at Christmas. It just makes for SUCH cute Christmas pictures. And the holidays are frequently the first time they see a lot of their extended family. It’s nice if they’re still young enough to not mind being passed around some. Plus they’ll be a toddler/preschooler for a while, so you’ll get Christmases at that stage no matter what. But they’re only an infant for a tiny window of time. So I’m happy that Christmas might fall in that window this time.
-Same thing with Halloween. I’ll likely get to do a baby costume, not just toddler and above ones. So that’s the trade-off for missing my Halloween prego opportunity.
-I will (probably) get to be visibly pregnant at my husband’s annual company trip. I’ve always looked forward to actually looking pregnant and getting comments and questions (though really not looking forward to the people trying to touch my belly). I missed being able to enjoy that at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this trip will have everyone from his company, so LOTS of people I know but haven’t seen in a while will be there and I know I’ll get attention from being pregnant. Yes, I have a bit of an attention problem. Shush.
-I’m not sure, but I’d assume the whole maternity wardrobe investment will be cheaper with being biggest in the summer. I should need fewer layers, and thus a smaller number of clothes. And just avoiding the cost of a winter coat should be hugely helpful.
-Morning sickness is usually worst in the early months. Cold air has always helped me with nausea. So hopefully getting the first trimester out of the way during winter will be a positive.
-I’ll get to be pregnant on Mother’s Day. Again. Ish. We got the positive test with Stormy a few days before Mother’s Day this year, so Christopher did get me a card and a gift card for a mani-pedi. But it wasn’t like I was showing or even telling people yet at that point. This time around it’ll be more obvious. And similar to being happy about having an itty baby at Christmas, it’s a small window to be able to be visibly pregnant on Mother’s Day, so I’m pleased to be able to possibly pull it off.
-I’ll get to actually be pregnant on Father’s Day. We lost Stormy just 4 days before Father’s Day, so I didn’t get to do anything for Christopher. It’s much less of a big deal since he really doesn’t care, but I feel like it would sort of give us a re-do. Silly, but I care.
I know there are more, and that I’ve even thought of more when mentally planning this post, but that’s all I have for now. If you can think of anything else to add to the list, let me know!