Don’t Worry, Be Happy

2 Dec

Being that I’m a whooping almost five weeks pregnant (which is awesome since two of those weeks I hadn’t even ovulated yet – I love pregnancy math), I’ve already begun my downward spiral in to Worry Wartdom.

I don’t even think the pee was dry on the pregnancy test before I started worrying…

“Will the baby be okay?”

“After trying unsuccessfully all this time, will the pregnancy stick?”

“Should I (I mean, we) tell people immediately or should we wait a while?”

Okay, I didn’t really hesitate to tell every. single. person I know. I even told Mr. Bee.

Does it matter that he was the second person to know?

Let’s just say that it was a huge improvement from when I found out I was pregnant with Bee. I think Mr. Bee was roughly fourth or fifth to know that time. So I’m getting better at it, right?

Back to worrying, I am pretty much worrying non-stop that any minute I will start my period. I’m still taking my basal temperatures for a few days and the fact that it has stayed pretty constant (but not risen) has me beyond imagining the worst. (Un)luckily, I am totally sick too, which is my way of rationalizing the temperature thing.

But I’ll admit it. I even check my underwear roughly eight trillion times a day to make sure that when I coughed 12 times in a row, I only peed myself a little and didn’t start bleeding.

And so far, it’s only been pee.

Wow. That’s a sentence you were looking forward to reading, huh? You’re welcome.

Anywho, if anyone has a magical way to forget all the first trimester pregnancy worries and/or cement that little bastard so far in to my uterine wall that my doctor will need a Dyson and some Goo Be Gone to get him (or her) out, please don’t hesitate to post them below.

But just in case those two things don’t exist, you could always post your biggest pregnancy worry, too. I could always use more ammo when I telling Mr. Bee that I have to sit on my ass all day or I might miscarry.

Song title: Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

10 Responses to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

  1. Erin December 2, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    Distraction idea: Shopping for baby bee, and bigger bee, and Christmas, and just ’cause.

  2. Midori December 2, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Hang in there, Mrs. Bee. When I was pregnant with my second son (25 years ago!), I got HUGE really fast. My adorable sister-in-law (hated me the minute she saw me because I’m half-Japanese…seriously)…made it her mission to scare the shit out of me for the entire pregnancy (she was an OB nurse at a local hospital), telling me and my husband I was probably getting huge because only my baby’s HEAD was growing, things like that. She even gave us a scary medical book to read. In the end (haha) he was 11 pounds, 3 ounces, healthy, and is a physics major now. Oh, and I pooped him out vaginally (details upon request). (applause). Just stay away from my evil sister-in-law, you’ll do great.

  3. Midori December 2, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Oh…and my first son was 9 pounds, 1 ounce, pooped him out vaginally too – and I still have bladder function. I am AWESOME…and I don’t weigh 300 pounds, just in case you were picturing that…

  4. Patman December 2, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    Congratulations, MammaBee
    After a trip to the ER on week 14, my wife was on bed rest for the next 23 weeks. We lived minute to minute the entire time. It got to where I knew the survival rates for each week and I made contigency plans on a weekly basis. That seemed to help. That and taking comfort in knowing we were doing everything in our power for a successful outcome. It’s stressful, plain and simple.
    You’ll do what you can to give your baby the best. Hang in there. I wish you the best.

  5. Keegan Mays-Childers December 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    My advice is to cut back just a little on the crystal meth, and limit cartwheels to 50 per day. If you can get a handle on those two things, you’re golden! ;-)

  6. Mira December 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    I always feel if you worry too much you call your worry to you, so you gotta stop! Can you try the mellow concept of ‘what will be will be?’ at all?

    How about some more acupuncture? They know how to mellow you out. Try visualizing a happy healthy birth. Or how about writing down your wish for a happy healthy birth of this pregnancy and burn it thereby putting your intent into the universe? How hokus pokus are you willing to be?

    And for the record, I think all women who work too hard to get pregnant check their underwear a hundred times a day. Honestly, it’s just part of the package.

  7. Rachael December 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    I worried for the first trimester of my pregnancy b/c I was spotting. Every time I wiped I had this fear I’d see a tiny fetus. Of course, that didn’t happen. I think it’s easy to let people tell horror stories and freak you out, but in the end chances are it will be FINE! You’ll be fine. And your baby will be awesome. It’s like the media, all they talk about is the bad stuff when there is WAY more good stuff out there!

  8. Amy FB December 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Congats – so happy for you. You will be fine and baby will be fine but it is so natural to worry.
    A

  9. Jen December 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    I worried every minute until around 13 weeks. So, ya know, I’m absolutely useless to you right about now.

    I, too, had an obsession with checking the toilet paper. So much that I would keep wiping, and I swear to god I gave myself a freaking paper cut down there or something. And I was all, BlooD! And then I was all, Chaffing!

    Seriously. Don’t rely on me to help you get a grip, is all I’m saying.

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