Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Weird Thing About Pregnancy
The weird thing about pregnancy, as if there were only one, is the ability to have the best day of your life and the worst day of your life rolled up in one. It's madness. The thing is, nothing that happens in that day even qualifies to make it the best or worst day of your life. Hormones are like a magnifying glass, making everything more intense than it should be. That's real fun in the morning when you're well-rested and your toast came out perfectly, but not so fun in the afternoon when you're tired and your toddler has dead-legged you on the couch for the thirteenth time. That's when something I could normally bounce back from can just take it right out of me. Sometimes it's hard to recover, even when I know that I know that I know that xyz was not a big deal. So I guess the key is to enjoy the very high highs, brief and superficial though they are, and try to remember that the very low lows aren't real.