This Time Vs. Last Time
When I was pregnant with O I had only the slightest understanding of the luxury of being pregnant without any of other children at home. I took naps, I rested, I read a ton of books on pregnancy and childbirth, and I walked and walked and walked in an attempt to keep myself in some semblance of shape throughout the pregnancy.
This time around though I find myself with a full-time job outside of the home and a toddler who requires (and deserves) a great deal of my time and so there are far fewer naps (although I did manage to sneak a glorious one in on Sunday - I think it was only my second nap in this entire pregnancy) and needless to say there has been no reading about pregnancy and childbirth. But most concerning for me is that I've had so little time to get my tiny bit of exercise in and so on those rare occasions when I do find a bit of time to walk, I find myself huffing and puffing (and sweating) like a mad woman. Quite honestly I feel like somebody who has signed up to run a marathon (aka labor) only to realize four weeks beforehand that they've completely forgotten to train. This can't be good.