Post # 1
I’m just curious as to what your best and worst parts of pregnancy and post-partum are/were?
I’m so happy to have my body back to myself, but I’m sad that I don’t get to feel those little kicks anymore.
It was also a bummer that during a time when I could eat to my heart’s content, I couldn’t eat some of my favorite things. (Sushi, how I love you!)
I was also incredibly lucky to not get any stretch marks, but it’s a bummer that I can’t show it off in a bikini thanks to my “jiggly” belly 🙂
Share your “Highs and Lows”!
Post # 3
i’m only about 8 weeks but i still want to play!
my best is just the excitement of it all. having a little raspberry growing inside you tends to put things into perspective and make everything happier. plus, i’ve been really lucky so far with my symptoms (knock on wood!) i never want to throw up, i’m not tired, i’m not constipated. my husband will go out of his way to get me any food i want. and i don’t have to feel bad for eating more.
my bad: one of my only symptoms is acne. but i’ll take it if i don’t have to have anything else. my worst is the migraines, i can’t take my normal meds so i’m just stuck with it all day. and while i don’t mind my body changing (so far), we’re not telling people other than family until after the first trimester, so i’m sure everyone just thinks i’m fat.
Post # 4
@colors: I’m really hopeful that you’ll see an improvement in your migranes as you go along. Mine definitely improved over the course of the first trimester and vanished until just the other day!
(And usually I’ve got pretty bad ones fairly frequently).
Post # 5
I would say my best and worst…
Pregnancy: Best was that my face actually cleared up! Yay hormones! The worst was that I gained a TON of weight due to bedrest and inability to work out.
Postpartum: Best is my LIL BUMPKIN! I love holding my daughter, feeding her, making her stop crying, taking her for walks, and on and on and on! I adore being her mother. The worst is the stretchmarks (which came after birth) and having to get rid of all the “baby weight” which seems like it will take forever to get rid of.
Post # 6
Pregnancy- I loved it, the food, the kindness from complete strangers, my skin looked great! The bad- the swelling at the end.
Motherhood-The best is seeing my son grow up, like when he started crawling, saying mama, walking etc. The worst- colic, having VERY little free time/freedom.
Post # 7
I should have said that it goes without saying that babies are the best of the whole ordeal, but I was focusing on highs and lows as they pertained to us. (Just clarifying because I feel guilty that I didn’t put Ceci first!)
Post # 8
after my first trimester was over i loved being pregnant!
Best: i only gained 20 pounds and got NO stretch marks (well… i got a few on my butt but no one sees those!) If you looked at me from the back you couldnt even tell i was prego. I even wore my regular jeans until the day i delivered! I can only hope ill hardly gain any weight my next pregnancy but doubt it lol Another thing, which is really weird, i was in a good mood ALL the time. my sister always jokes and says she liked me better when i was pregnant haha.
Worst: i got migranes all the time in the beginning 🙁 and i had really bad mood swings post-partum. I thinkkk my daughters father completely jetting had quite a bit to do with that tho. ya think? But we’re way better off with my Fiance 🙂
Post # 9
Similar to Colors, I’m only 9 weeks but it really is all very exciting. We had our first ultrasound at 7 weeks and could see the tiny heart beating. I had some GI issues (cramping and a little stomach unease) but no nausea/vomitting and the issues I had have really gotten better in the last few weeks. Acne over here, too. And I haven’t slept through the night nearly this whole time because of bathroom breaks. 🙂 Also, even though I’m thin and people expected me not to start showing until later in pregnancy, this bloating business has made most of my pants uncomfortable. But! I’m enjoying it all and can’t wait to tell everyone in a few weeks. You know, everyone other than you lovely ladies.
Post # 10
I have to say that I didn’t really enjoy being pregnant but now that I’ve had my daughter and can’t believe how awesome she is, I wish that I had appreciated that time a little more. My memory of pregnancy has now been shaped by the actual human that has come out of it. While I was pregnant, the baby was just an abstract idea that never felt real. So I now feel nostalgic for a pregnancy that I hated at the time.
If you had asked me while I was pregnant what the the best and worst was, I would have said: the best is usually getting a seat on the train and the worst is pretty much everything else. Now my answer is different…the best:all those jabs by the knees and elbows that I now love to kiss and knowing that I carried this amazing human being inside of me; the worst: swollen ankles/feet/hands and feeling like a gigantic whale.
After pregnancy, I think the best is getting to know Maddie’s personality (I never thought a baby that’s just a few weeks old could actually have a personality…boy, was I wrong!) and the worst is definitely the sleep deprivation and feeling of helplessness when she’s crying uncontrollably and I can’t figure out what’s wrong or how to help her.
Post # 11
@mrsdg. you are giving me hope that my migraines can still go away for a little bit! i’m so sorry that they came back for you though. what do you do now for them? because i want to breastfeed, i was thinking of just pumping often so i can take some drugs when needed and wait for them to go out of my system before i feed the baby again.
Post # 12
PREGNANCY WORST: I don’t like being pregnant. Like, at all. I’m 19 weeks now with this one, and this pregnancy has found me soooooo tired and starving all the time. I’m also super sore and I have aches that I wasn’t expecting for another two months. And, did I mention that I’m so tired?
PREGNANCY BEST: Feeling the baby move, hands down, without a doubt. I get ultrasounds every two weeks, but feeling the baby move, and now that my husband can SEE the baby move, it makes the hellatiousness of pregnancy totally worth it!
POST WORST: I’m not gonna’ go into the details of the psychological trauma that can come with having a child, but I will say that if you feel like you have “the blues,” talk to your doctor, don’t feel like you have to bear the burden alone. But, physically, it’s that impatience to get back to a semblance of normalcy that you have to be patient for bc your lady parts feel like ground turkey and then, oh yeah, you’re tired.
POST BEST: Obvs, babies=yay! But, those sexy mesh panties they give you in the hospital are pretty awesome too.
Post # 13
Uh, Mighty- What do you mean you got stretch marks after giving birth? I didn’t know that could happen! I’ve been lucky so far, but now I’m nervous!!
I’m 29 weeks now.
Best: Absolutely, hands down is feeling her kick and move around. I LOVE IT. I love that I can see my stomach moving too.
Worst: I’ve had an easy pregnancy. I think the worst thing would be the random aches and pains that I sometimes get. We’ll see in the next 11 weeks though!
Post # 14
@Mrs. DG: Oh, duh, I should have figured that! Hmm…the best for me personally…I’m still trying to figure that out. I haven’t found the silver lining to my postpartum cloud yet…
@septbride26: Sorry, I don’t mean to scare you, but I was ok until my tummy deflated, and now I’ve got stretch marks on my lower abdomen. No idea how that works, maybe they were there the whole time but invisible?? My linea negra also appeared postpartum as well.
Post # 15
I can use imitrex now that she’s born and it works great for me!
Post # 16
@MightySapphire: post birth stretchmarks??? boooo