(Closed) Things you wish you had known…

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
Member
36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Exhaustion: I wish I’d really known how tired I was going to get.  And that magic burst of energy in the second trimester?  Yeah, they make it sound better than it is, at least in my case.  Sure, I felt better, but it wasn’t like I could go tearing around and exercise like I used to.  I think a lot of women end up having to slow down a bit.

Moods: Not every woman is the glowing Mother Earth during pregnancy.  I was pissed off, emotional, freaked out and much more.  It’s normal.  And post-pregnancy is just a carnival of hormones and emotions.  I wish I’d known more about that.

Rashes and skin changes: My skin went crazy during my first pregnancy.  I fought something akin to a heat rash the entire time.  The odd thing is that I’m now 16 weeks with my second, and there is no sign of it (not that I’m complaining).

Weird pains:  I got so many weird pains and cramps during my first pregnancy.  Sometimes it felt like my uterus was going to fall out, and other times it felt like I’d pulled a muscle in a place where I didn’t think there was one.

The biggie:  I think that until you deliver and make it through the post-partum period, you don’t realize how different pregnancy has made you feel for all those months.  I mean, you feel fine, for the most part, but you don’t really feel like yourself!  Then, when you’re past it and back to some sense of normalcy, you think: ‘Wow, who was that person?  It feels so great to be me again!’

Post # 4
Member
529 posts
Busy bee

My advice is a little bit contradictory to your last point lol! I rushed to get into maternity clothes with my first but when I hit about 8 months I was so sick of them! I mean you need to be comfy obviously but buy jeans in a bigger size (you will need them for a few months post baby most likely!) rather than going straight to elastic waistbands. I have 2 kids and the second time around I wore my bigger size pants until I really had a baby bump. Just my 2 cents! Also, as miserable as being pregnant can get it doesn’t really last forever, I wish I could have enjoyed it more and taken more bump pictures. 

Post # 5
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Feeling huge – starting out at a low weight and putting on weight, I just feel big. I am 32 weeks and have gained 8 pounds. 

Moody- not so much anymore but def my first two trimesters.

Food- at first I didn’t eat much but now I feel like I am always hungry.

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