It’s the week of Christmas, and my pregnancy brain is filled with lots of Christmas-y things—so it is altogether amazing that we are all still functioning over here. As I’ve been cruising around town listening to all the Christmas songs filling my favorite radio stations, I started seeing some crazy connections between some of my favorite carols of the season and my pregnancy. Are these 10 songs really about Christmas, or just about these crazy nine months? I’ll let you be the judge:
- “Silent Night” – The perfect silent night for me would consist of not waking up in the middle of the night with an extreme urge to run to the bathroom or a dead hip/leg from sleeping on my left side. Let’s be honest, though. We won’t have many silent nights at all for the next 6-12 months!
- “Deck the Halls” – Or letting someone else “Deck the Halls”… And mop the halls, and wrap the presents in the halls, and make the dinner down the halls—because all of those things make me exhausted at this point.
- “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Can’t a girl get an inexpensive jacket that fits around her baby belly and doesn’t look like a circus tent? I’m freezing most days when I’m outside!
- “Feliz Navidad” – I think my baby girl might be jamming to this one in my belly while she is having a dance party and making my stomach jump around.
- “Joy to the World” – Joy to the World, I’m in my last trimester. There are only 12 weeks left!
- “All I want for Christmas is You” – … To rub my feet and bring me another sugar cookie, please!
- “Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Is that another stranger trying to give me unsolicited baby advice? Yep, it definitely is!
- “Run, Rudolph, Run” – This is what I think the nurse wanted to tell me at my last doctor’s appointment when she carefully pointed out I’d gained eight pounds since last month. Looks like Rudolph and I both have some work to do!
- “What are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” – I’ll be honest, I’ll probably be sleeping well before 12 a.m. Have I mentioned everything makes me tired?
- “Mele Kalikimaka” – Did someone say something about Hawaii? No, that was probably just in my babymoon dreams!
See what I mean about these songs really being pregnancy carols? Or maybe this little baby is just taking over every part of my life, including Christmas, which I think is probably the case. Either way, hope you and your family get to enjoy this holiday season and have fun envisioning what next Christmas will look like with a (or another) baby around the Christmas tree! Feliz Navidad!