Post # 1
I read “Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy.” And some stuff on the internet.
I swear nobody prepared me for how wacky my boobs would get. I knew they’d inflate, and so while it was weird, I wasn’t surprised. But they CHANGED COLOR, y’all. (Not the whole thing, just the ’round the nipple part) Like, THAT part of my boobs looks totally different! I can’t even remember now what they used to look like! (my husband has gotten very good at dealing with crazy-pregnant-lady, so his answer to “what did they used to look like” was a smooth “not nearly as good as they look now”)
Anybody else have a “wait a minute, what the heck is THIS?” moment?
Post # 3
I was prepared for my nipples to change color and gain more “bumps” in/around the aereola but my WTF moment was when I found out I developed a varicose vein on my hooha. The overall swelling due to baby in that region was a surprise to me too. I still get upset about it since we have 3 more months to go and I’ve been dealing with it for 2 months already. My mind keeps asking how that could have started so soon when baby was barely big enough to create that much pressure at the time!
Post # 4
I was not prepared to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to sleep until I ate (luckily this has gone away).
Or that this early in pregnancy I’d have to pee all the time.
Or that your cup size goes up in the first trimester
Or that it’s not just one craving, the cravings change from day to day and something you love one day might be so revolting the next.
Post # 5
The first trimester blew me away. It was like a three month hangover, and I was so starving and tired I would just start crying. I’m still suprised at how hungry I am all the time. It’s like evil hunger. I’m not even really enjoying it.
Post # 6
@Lozza:haha smart dh! such a good answer!
Post # 7
The roadmap of blue veins on my boobs. And the charley horses in the middle of the night right out of nowhere!!
Post # 8
Crying during country songs/ sad commercials…Seriously?
How bad my nipples/ belly skin itched
My arches flattening in the 3rd trimester to the point that I could barely walk
Heartburn so bad that it felt like I was being stabbed in the back
Post # 9
I was surprised at the force of my morning sickness and how long that lasted.
Also my water broke THREE times in labor! I didn’t even know that could happen!
Post # 10
I was stunned when I got round ligament pain in the 2nd trimester, and stunned again at how much it hurt in the 3rd trimester! Ouch!
Post # 11
Oh man, I agree with tons of these. I never before knew the extent to which not eating for three hours could reduce me to a sniveling mess. (And today? Remember the movie “Girl, Interrupted” where Brittany Murphy plays that girl who secretly devours entire chickens with her hands in private? I was totally that girl at lunch today in my office)
I’ve also been surprised by how much more relaxed I’ve become about bodily functions. It hasn’t been nearly as bad this pregnancy, but I was a total fart-monster in my last first trimester. There was nothing I could do about, I was miserable anyways, and letting it all out just felt better. Before pregnancy, I’d have been totally embarrased to let one rip in public, but during pregnancy? Least of my concerns.
Post # 12
I’ve been shocked at how much of a forgetful person I’ve become. I’ve lost my rings (found them each time), forgotten countless things, and best of all, last night I left two bags of Starbucks Christmas Blend on the bus… Not the small ones either, the 1lb bags. Yeeah, I’m an idiot.
Post # 13
I’ve been surprised that my skin is itchy. Also at the emotional force of hormones!
Post # 14
I am only in my second month, but I am surprised by how much my boobs hurt. They are so painful that I feel like they are my biggest enemy right now and I hate them. It has been nice that they are growing though. This is the first time in my life that I could have cleavage if I wanted it.
Although, the biggest WTH moment I have had is when I read the post the other day about “big girl parts” and what can happen during labor. Totally FREAKED out about labor and the aftermath. I wish I could go back to being blissfully unaware…
Post # 15
@troubled: I agree! It’s crazy waking up in the middle of the night feeling like you are literally starving!
@StephMay1609: I’ve always prided myself on my great memory, so my horrible memory has been quite the surprise!
@Lozza: Picturing you with chickens is cracking me up, I’m literally laughing out loud! And partly because I’ve been there so I can only imagine how I looked, too! HAHA
@chicagowife: You aren’t kidding! This has been happening to me recently, like the other night I couldn’t sleep because my boobs were itching so much! LOL
Post # 16
@iHeartTwinkies: My boobs got HUGE right away, they were really tender and I had a hard time getting comfortable when I was going to sleep (not to mention I had to start wearing camisols with anything remotely low cut – BIG difference for me).
They’re better now (or I’ve gotten used to it) but still sometimes when my husband hugs me too hard I’m like “OW!”. Seriously I feel like my baby bump must have gotten misdirected north.