jana banana

February 20, 2009

suspended in mid-air

Filed under: baby, carmen, etsy, knitting, me — Jana @ 3:27 pm

I am waiting.

It is all I do.

I have not been this bored since I became a mom.  In fact I didn’t know that being bored was even a possibility for me anymore… Well yes, in-fact it is.  When you are trapped in your own body, you get bored.

I am pretty uncomfortable.  The fact that I cant bend over, or stand up or lift my foot 2 inches off the ground without a huge effort, or not have my hips ache all night  is getting really old… But for the most part I am just bored.

I hate going anywhere, because it makes me really tired… especially when I have Carmen with me. And don’t even get me started on the clothes situation.  So I stay at home.

I have been trying to keep my house relatively clean, since I wont have the chance to do much in the weeks following the delivery.  But I usually get discouraged because with the fact that I don’t take Carmen anywhere to get her energy out, she gets it out making messes around the house, so it’s like- what is the friggin point?

I have now painted my toenails 3 different times (each time thinking it would be the last time before the baby came) but I get bored with the color and think “hmm, I think I would rather look at red than pink while I am pushing this baby out.”  And painting my toenails is no easy task, since like I mentioned before I cant bend over.

Some things I am grateful for that help me pass the time…

Facebook–  I only check it about 467 times a day and there is never enough new stuff to read… so for my boredom’s sake- go update your status so I’ll have something to do. but for pete’s sake don’t ask me when I am due… IT’S THE 27th PEOPLE! whoa sorry for that little outburst, but I really should just buy the T-shirt, or get a tattoo (or I guess I could make that my status update… but that would be, like, right).

Flight of the Conchords re-runs-  I have watched every episode of this second season at least 3 times.  My favorite highlights are the sugalumps and friends songs (that I always have stuck in my head… there are a few naughty words so click at your own discretion), and from last weeks episode when Jemain’s Australian girlfriend tells Murray that her accent sounds like marlyn monroe and he responds “maybe if you squint your ears”.

Cheer up Murray is one of my favorite songs from last season.

This is the funniest show of all time, if you haven’t seen it yet… you are missing out.

My Etsy shop–  Because the one thing I can do while pregnant is knit, but it also tends to get old when it’s all you do (and how many times can you knit the same cozy and not get a little bored with it).

Nesting– It really is nice that we get that nesting instinct because it does keep you somewhat busy thinking about what else you need to do before the baby comes. But when you have pretty much done all you can do, the restlessness creeps right back in.

Carmen– While it is difficult being 9 months pregnant, and the mother of a very defiant little 3 year old… She does keep me going.  I think she maybe smarter than me already.

She pretty much knows how to use most of the functions of my iPhone.

She can get into almost every part of my house no matter how locked, or high up.

And she comes up with stuff that just blows my mind. Like today, when I asked her why she was eating a cookie when I told her she couldn’t have one and her response was “because I am not a good listener, I am a good naughty-er.”

Well sorry about all the complaint posts lately, but all you preggos know how it is… Soon there will be nothing but “gushing about my baby” posts, so that should probably make up for all this negativity.

So come on out of there baby… with each passing day you are giving me a new stretch mark.



  1. oh man – I’m laughing. Is that bad? The each passing day stretch mark comment just pushed me over the edge. I’m sorry Jana! But I promise your baby will come out too! Eventually they all do, right? And I can’t believe you’ve painted your toes 3 times… I pretty much gave up on that at the end.

    And sadly – my clothes situation is still sucky with a capital S over a week post postpartum. One day we’ll all be normal again with a closet full of clothes that actually FIT.

    Comment by Tami — February 20, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

  2. I’m a good naughty-er? Awesome! Kids are hilarious.

    I love Flight of the Conchords. There’s hours of You Tube fun right there. You can laugh him right out! Seriously though, that last couple weeks of pregnancy sucks sugar lumps. Good luck girl! He’s gunna be worth it. I can’t wait to see him!

    Comment by Melinda — February 20, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

  3. “I’m not a good listener” oh Carmen…that’s classic! I totally remember how miserable the last little while is, so I won’t tell you to hang in there. I’ll just say – sorry that SUCKS!
    I keep forgetting to tell you how freakin awesome the preggo pics are. And then when you have them all together its even more awesome. I showed my friend and we just sat there and stared at them. SO cute and such a good idea.

    Comment by Linds — February 20, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

  4. Carmie’s attitude (ltq’s genetics showing) is just a warm up for the mighty mo, who i predict will be the minnie thurm dog reincarnated. good luck your last week, baby! hang in there!! luv…pops

    Comment by pops — February 20, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

  5. Funny post. I didn’t realize I would be as anxious for this baby to come as I was with Jack. Albeit for very different reasons. I am just so darn uncomfortable and I am only 6 1/2 months pregnant! I hope you are using plenty of tylenol pm regularly so you can get at least a little bit of sleep.

    Comment by Kat Clark — February 20, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

  6. A Carmen classic…maybe I’ll use that line some time…LOL. Hang in there it’s almost D-Day and you’ll hardly remember these last weeks as you said. Love the baby cozy.

    Comment by KnittySue — February 21, 2009 @ 1:40 am

  7. I’ve never gone in to have a baby without having my nails painted all nice and pretty, but this time I gave up!! There was no getting over my huge belly to get the job done. You are right when you say that all preggos understand. We can totally feel your PAIN!! Not too much longer….. even though it seems like an ETERNITY!! It will all be worth it.

    Comment by Gwenny — February 21, 2009 @ 7:19 am

  8. “I am a good naughty-er.” TOOOO funny! That’s hilarious. Have you ever watched Gilmore Girls? You should totally go rent a season. I love them!

    Comment by Ashleigh — February 21, 2009 @ 10:20 am

  9. I thought I would check to see if there was a new baby pic, but I guess not. I’m sorry. Hearing again how tough the last bit is makes me never want to have a baby again. You can seriously bring Carmen over to play. It will help them both get there energy out.

    Comment by jessica — February 21, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

  10. it was my favorite teacher who told on me…i never talked to her again. I would never betray one of my students if i was their favorite!!! i’d help them!
    so i hear if your family gets stretch marks then i will…do yours go away after the baby??

    Comment by Carly — February 21, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

  11. hi jana i don’t know if you remember me but i saw your link on carly’s blog and i just had to say that i feel really bad for you. i was there not too long ago and its still very fresh on my mind. i hope all goes well with getting that little man here :) and by the way your pregnant pictures are gorgeous

    Comment by Jeana — February 22, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

  12. I’m sorry you are so board! I am too but I don’t really have a good excuse. I pretty much love reading your blog! :) It’s great when you mention stuff you like, (Twilight/ Conchords)cause you introduce me to all the best stuff out there! I have been watching youtube videos of Flight of the Concords and forwarding them all morning. Good luck with the babe! Love ya

    Comment by Heather McMurtrie — February 22, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

  13. Never seen FOTC, but maybe I should start. I can’t believe you have enough enery to paint your toenails once. I HAVE to go in and get mine done, or else it just ain’t happenin’. Can’t wait to see this cute little bundle. PS – when are you coming here to show him off?

    Comment by Misty — February 23, 2009 @ 8:06 am

  14. I was having the crappiest day until I got a fill of the Concords. I laughed outloud, and hard. Thanks JanaB I still love listenin’ to business time on a regular basis, but suga lumps made me spit snort laugh.

    Comment by Carl — February 23, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

  15. Yes, I was due the 21st, and watching the stretch marks increase exponentially is about as exciting as my life is getting these days. Good to read you can paint your own toes. I hope you don’t go over the 27th. Me, I’ll just keep waiting and hoping for a miracle cream.

    Comment by Amber — February 24, 2009 @ 9:48 am

  16. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see pictures of your little stud! Woot! Woot!

    Comment by Kat Clark — February 25, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

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