Now That’s What I Call Pregnancy 1

I love music. I don’t play an instrument, nor do I know how to read music (aside from the whole FACE acronym I learned in 5th grade along with ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fun’. Which now, I find totally sexist. What about good girls?! Sigh…).

I was raised on a steady diet of Bruce Springsteen, The Monkees, Aerosmith, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, and Motown. Music is in my blood; I was named after an Allman Brothers song for heaven’s sake! It was destiny that music and I would be besties. (Let me clarify: good music and I.)

So while driving around today, I heard a commercial for NOW That’s What I Call Music 47. Yep. You read that right: 47. I remember when the first one came out FIFTEEN YEARS ago.

Anyway, I started thinking: If I had a ‘NOW That’s What I Call Pregnancy’ soundtrack, what would it include? (That is one of the man odd thoughts that go in a pregnant woman’s mind.)

So I thought about it all day and I’ve come up with a pretty good list!

 

One’s on the Way — Loretta Lynn

For obvious reasons.

 

Home — Philip Phillips

I heard this song not long after I saw that plus sign on the EPT. When I listened to the words, I thought about the incredible miracle that was going on inside me. I was determined to make sure I took care of myself because I would be this little one’s home for the next nine months (annnddd, sickeningly cheesy rant over).

 

Lucky Ones — Brendan James

After I found out I was pregnant, Huff the Hubs and I could not stop talking about how blessed we were that it didn’t take that long for us to get a bun in the oven. (Seriously, went off birth control last November, got pregnant in December.) We’d see what other couples had gone through and were thankful–and very shocked–that things happened so quickly.

 

If I Should Fall Behind — Bruce Springsteen

As with any life-changing event, stress took over in many situations. It was difficult for me to know “how to be pregnant” and difficult for HtH to know how to console a crazy woman jacked up on hormones. This song makes me think of our relationship and how we’ve learned to be patient with each other and always, always, always, help each other.

 

Shake it Out — Florence and the Machine

As I’ve progressed throughout this pregnancy, I’ve had to listen to countless opinions: You’re naming her what? She’s going to get teased! Why are you cloth diapering? Isn’t that gross?; You need to put pink in the nursery or your daughter won’t have any femininity; You’re doing WHAT with your placenta? That’s disgusting!  Sigh. This song has helped me to remember that I just need to shake off what other people say because what they say doesn’t matter.

 

I’ve Just Seen a Face — The Beatles

I’m telling you, I knew I was pregnant for a long time, but it wasn’t until I saw that little alien-like picture of my daughter floating around in there that I thought: “Holy crap. I’m PREGNANT!” When I saw that face, I melted.

 

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms — David Crowder Band

If there was ever an experience that would bring you to the point of “God, I cannot do this!” Its pregnancy. There have been so many breakdowns where I’ve sobbed: “Pregnancy is just too hard!” And it is. Its tough. From being constantly hungry, to sobbing because you’ve made 6 trips to the bathroom already, and waking up fearful that you’ll give birth to a 13lb baby, it takes a lot out of a woman. But knowing that I can pray about my fears, my worries, and my pains to a loving God who will help carry me, lifts such a weight off my preggo belly.

 

I’m So Tired — The Beatles

Does this really need an explanation? I’ll use math: 8 hours of should be sleeping time + 1 pregnant woman + 6 bathroom trips + countless contractions = EXHAUSTION.

 

Three Little Birds — Bob Marley

One of Huff the Hubs favorite thing to say to me when I tell him, “I’m just so scared of {insert catastrophe here}” is “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing is gonna be alright.”

 

The Waiting — Tom Petty

Now that I have 5 weeks left (eeek!) time is starting to slooooow down. Tom’s right: the waiting is the hardest part.

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