Post # 1
I just saw an ad for things to pack in your hospital bag, you know, useful things for after your baby is born.
And I shit you not, the woman in the wheelchair is (1) has perfect makeup, and perfectly styled hair. (2) Is holding a 3 month old with only a diaper on, and (3) doesn’t have a swollen limb on her.
I can grant you that I’m just right in the middle of the end of the party whale stage, but that doesn’t make me want to buy their stuff! Bring on the realism–it’s crap like that that had me terrified of labor, thinking that everyone screams and curses their partners the whole time.
Post # 3
I feel like everything I’ve been told about pregnancy from the media is a lie 😐
I am not glowing or radiant or overjoyous or any of that nonsense. I’m a disgusting example of a woman. I have puke in my hair and am ready to kill. When does the glowing start?! D:<
Post # 4
@DrTeeth: Just LOLed at my desk thinking about a raging puke covered pregnant woman
Post # 5
I glowed for about four weeks in the 2nd tri when I finally had a break from nausea, felt great, was happy go lucky… and then it all went back downhill. Definitely all lies!
Post # 6
@DrTeeth: I’m glowing! From disgusting pimples all over my face and chest. Does that count as pregnancy “glow”?
Post # 7
I glowed–after DD was born and they let me have a shower without anyone else in my personal space. I stood in there for like 45 minutes, and I heard the nurses keep coming in and asking DH if I was done yet.
No way, ladies, unlimited hot water and I could see my feet? I was sold.
Post # 8
@Quietserenity: Omg… I just LOL’d!!! I can’t wait for that moment and I still have 3+ months to go in my pregnancy.
I also have no “glowed” one bit unless you consider my swollen shiny stretched skin (especially my fingers) as “glow.”
Post # 10
@Quietserenity: this made me laugh! Nurses kept bugging me too. I was glad to have my midwife there because she let me go in the bath with my baby and it felt SO nice. Nurses kept glaring at me, but they could go f*ck themselves because they refused to give me pain killers! For me the glow started after the 20 week mark after the nausa went away. Thats when I actually startesd to look pregnant..not lie i had just gained a ton of weight. And thats also when the sretch marks came in =c so i didnt feel like I was glowing even though people said I was.
Post # 11
This makes me laugh!! My DH says I glow when my face is red from me heaving and puking