Pregnancy with Katie Clark From The Clarks Condensed!
This week, we’re THRILLED to welcome the fabulous Katie from the Clarks Condensed to Owlet!
Katie and I are part of an exclusive club because we’re both pregnant and expecting boys in September! Katie is also the proud mama of Jack, her 3-year old son, and adoring wife to her lucky husband, Forrest.
We asked Katie to answer some juicy and brain-rattling questions about her experiences with pregnancy and parenthood, and she definitely didn’t fail to deliver some HILARIOUS and insightful answers! Check them out below!
What is your funniest “pregnancy brain” moment?
“When I was pregnant with my son, I walked into the men’s restroom THREE TIMES. Two of the times it took me awhile to register that it was the men’s bathroom. I even remember thinking, “Why in the world is there a urinal in here?!” Fortunately, that hasn’t happened with this pregnancy!”
If you could wish one pregnancy “symptom” on your husband for 24 hours, what would it be?
“My husband is pretty sympathetic, so I wouldn’t want to wish anything too bad on him (though he might not mind seeing what it’s like to have morning sickness all day, every day!) I think I’d feel bad wishing any symptom on him! Maybe the heightened sense of smell – who knows, he might enjoy that!”
What is the most ridiculous conflict you and your husband have had over baby names?
“We haven’t had any – we seem to like the same names!”
Is there anything you wish someone would have told you about pregnancy, but didn’t?
“Try to enjoy the small things even if it’s miserable. I remember feeling like I had taken my pregnancy totally for granted, and I didn’t appreciate the miracle of it all. I did struggle with prenatal depression quite badly during that pregnancy, though, so that probably had something to do with it. This pregnancy, even though I’ve had a lot of really bad sickness, I have tried to take more time just to enjoy the small things…because it really does end so quickly!”
What is the funniest thing your other children misunderstood about your pregnancy?
“My son seems to think that the baby should come right now, even though I’m only 26 weeks, and that there should be two babies in my tummy. When I tell him there is only one baby, he always tries to tell me he really thinks I need two babies in there. Overall, he’s been pretty good about understanding everything, especially for a three year old!”
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your pregnancy? Funny stories, experiences, or advice?
“No matter how difficult your pregnancy is, the end result is worth it, so, so much. I’d go through my first pregnancy all again if it meant I got my sweet son, and the same goes with this pregnancy!”
If you thought Katie was awesome here, go check out her blog! She’s also a pregnancy pro, and has a whole series of articles all about surviving pregnancy, which you can access here. Katie, you do it all, and thanks for sharing some of your brilliance with Owlet!
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