Aug 6, 2012

Pregneesha.

I have just very recently started maternity leave. Several people-none of whom are currently pregnant- have said  "Already?" with a snort.... This annoys me a lot for obvious reasons. (Reasons like: what the hell is it to you when I finish work? or I actually run a business as well as go to work so dont worry I wont be laying around resting or relaxing or watching daytime TV, or reading novels all day- BUT SO WHAT IF I AM!??! ) but I have bit my tongue on most occasions, it is rare and difficult for me to bite my tongue but bitten I have. Apparently I can at times be a woman Chef calls Pregneesha


Pregneesha was a phrase coined by a friend of ours when his wife was being pregnant and "emotional". This Pregneesha woman can be quite emotional/ feisty/agitated  at times, she is  easily riled up, she bursts into tears over seemingly minor irritations, she cannot remember simple words or phrases, she can be very irrational, she cannot spell, she has a limited sense of humour, has no tolerance for sarcasm or smart arsey-ness and, she is inpatient, she is lazy, she has irrational thoughts about extremely rare birth abnormalities, she cannot, currently eat coriander and feels like she can live on a diet of things wrapped in pastry. She needs constant reassurance that the studio will be finished before the baby comes.  Pregneesha is also clumsy and forgetful. 


The thing is I know I am being unreasonable. I know I am being hard to live with sometimes but soon Pregneesha will be gone and your wife will be back Chef. I promise. 



26 comments:

  1. Ah, in my case, those symptoms became permanent...

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  2. Why can't we just be pregnant and have a baby, and just deal with that for a few months, or golly, even a year - a year would have been heaven, without internal/external pressure to be up and doing. I'm frikking exhausted, and my 'time off' is almost up.

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  3. Aw cath, you take that leave and be pregnant, lady!! I feel for you. Enjoy, eat pastry, be irrational & emotional and rest whenever you can..x

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  4. I vote for you to stop biting your tongue. Then share all the entertaining details with us. ;) And 'Pregneesha' - that is frickin awesome. Needs to be made into a cushion, me thinks.
    Enjoy your maternity leave in spite of all the idiots. :)

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  5. I think it's wonderful that you are not trying to do two jobs at the moment - Pregneesha is right! It's a very emotional time and you need to look after yourself. This myth of having to do everything and be everything to everyone all at once is ridiculous. Take good care, hon :) Kx

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  6. just sent the pregneesha definition to the hubby.... to prove i'm not the only one :)

    geez people like to express their opinions to pregnant women don't they? i say do what is right for you and bub :)

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  7. Pregneesha sounds a whole lot nicer than pregzilla !!! Don't let "them" get you down chook. Enjoy every minute.

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  8. Enjoy your pregnancy, in itself it is work, a baby is growing, hello people, its the most fundamental thing of all!

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  9. All hail Pregneesha, for she is a mighty force! I love it! Pastry consumption is essential during pregnancy - just like folate...

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  10. I like that alter-ego idea. And I concur with Bronwyn above, could make an awesome cushion :)

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  11. Love your words! Time is precious and so is pregnancy. Make the most of it all :)

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  12. I saw the title and I thought Pregneesha might be a reference to that Indian god/dess with all those arms - you know - pregnant and trying to work, juggle two jobs, decorate, springclean.....

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  13. Pregneesha? I love her! When you're pregneesha you get to do whatever the hell you want. That's it. x

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  14. Ah, you've also been with my afflication, stupid comments! Why do we persist in telling people the truth, I think we should just make up silly answers! "I'm going to push a baby out of my vagina, so I'm spending the next 3 months sitting on it, as I won't be able to for a while afterwards" hahaha. Oh, and I think there is a cushion in 'pregneesa' (someone may have suggested that, but I havent time to read the other comments, sorry!)

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  15. I can't believe the nerve of those people! sorry but it's really none of there business. ah you can't win eh?
    great word. Hope you're doing ok. I think about you alot ( yes even from the other side of the world) xo

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  16. Ahhh, been there, cried there, survived it but still crying!

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  17. Pregneesha is beautiful - hope she's getting lots of TLC xo

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  18. ha. Are you dribbling your food all over your clothes? Its been a while but I shall never forget.
    Love ya. x

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  19. I hear you there.
    We found pregosaurous made an appearance especially in the last trimester what with all the grunting and groaning and lumbering about.

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  20. There has to be a very important role and reason for pregneesha - umm, not sure what?! - but surely such intensity and all those buckets of tears cant be for nothing...

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