(Closed) Did you really enjoy being pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I hated it! My first trimesters were a breeze… Then I lost all control of my moods. I was angry all the time… My poor husband. I remember thinking that I didnt even want to be around me. I just snapped at any and everything. I was uncoordinated, and the Getting up to pee every minute of every day got old real fast. I ate like a horse and that led to horrible acne :|. It was not a good time for me at all! But, I love my kids more then anything else and would go through it all again for them. But, the being pregnant experience was not something that agreed with me. 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m 30 weeks, and I’m hating it. I had severe morning sickness in the beginning. I couldn’t eat most of my normal foods until about 22 weeks because of food aversions. He has been kicking, hard, since 14 weeks. I’m so ready for this. Baby to be born!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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muguet:  Maybe you can consider being a surrogant mother?

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My baby is currently just shy of 3 weeks old. We tried for two years to conceive, and once I finally got pregnant, I had a relatively easy pregnancy, so yes, I would say I enjoyed being pregnant.  I didn’t enjoy all aspect of it!  I was nauseated a lot the first trimester, though I didn’t actually throw up, so that wasn’t pleasant.  And peeing all the time was annoying.  But the amazing feeling of my daughter moving inside me, of knowing I was growing a person, more than made up for the discomforts.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m mixed on it. I don’t HATE it, but I don’t LOVE it either… my 1st tri was rough with nausea, fatigue, dizzy spells. At one point in the first tri I had a major meltdown. Complaining to my husband about how I couldn’t enjoy my favorite foods, was constipated, couldn’t even brush my teeth without gagging and throwing up, couldn’t work out much because I’d get dizzy.

2nd was pretty breezy. I was back to working out normally and enjoying the little belly pop. Nausea subsided.

But now that I’m in the 3rd tri I am having SPD. So it feels like someone kicked me in the crotch! I already have the waddle due to pubic joint and round ligament pain. Walking and even rolling over in bed are painful. The heartburn has kicked in and so have the headaches. 

I was like you and really struggling with the body image changes. When I got pregnant I was in pretty decent shape. My stomach was relatively flat. However I’ve had to embrace the changes. Quite honestly, I ADORE my belly. I love seeing it grow and feel the baby kicks. My boobs have gotten fuller. That’s a good thing for me. I was a 34B. So now I’m just embracing it for what it is. My body is capable of some amazing things. 🙂 

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I hated being pregnant. It killed my back, I had vein pain in my right leg, I got a ton of stretch marks before I even got big, and I was nauseated from weeks 6-17, and again in the 3rd tri. I told DH that I didn’t think I could do it again.

My DD is 15 months and was totally worth it. I honestly don’t even really remember how it felt to be pregnant anymore, and I’d like another soon.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Dealt with Infertility–so very grateful to have gotten pregnant. Not reall happy being pregnant though. I’m 17 weeks, and so far things have ranged from meh to ugh. I had mild nausea/MS,but really bad food aversions (still do). I’m just getting my appetite back–but still have food aversions. Earlier, I could only eat a handful of foods that didnt make me nauseous and only in small portions. Now, still only a handfull of foods I can eat, but once I start eating I cant stop.

Now I have a little belly. Not the cute prenancy belly. No, it’s the fat I think Ive eaten a small village belly.

Only cool thing has been feeling the little baby twitches.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Right now…I’m at work and I feel like it would be better if I just ripped my left breastfeeding off.  The right one is throbbing but the left…is killing me. I keep running to the bathroom trying to adjust it, massage it..something. 

Other than that so far just slight naesea that’s not vomit inducing so that’s good and cramping but not bad. 

 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It was okay, it’s something that cannot be controlled by you. You have to submit your body to pregnancy, because changes will happen whether you like it or not.

All depends on how you roll with the punches -pun intended 🙂

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had my son almost two weeks ago, and my pregnancy was fine until the last month. I had no morning sickness, and I worked until I went into labor. The last 4 weeks were really uncomfortable, though. My back hurt constantly, I was cranky, and I hated having to pee all of the time.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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Daizy914:  No.  Morning sickness (throwing up in a trash can I carried around in my car, on the freeway offramp, not fun), swelling feet, no sushi/alcohol/lunch meat, HEARTBURN LIKE MAD, and everyone and their brother thinks your body shape is suddenly an ok topic of conversation.  Did I mention heartburn?  Like mad.

I had twins so I imagine some of this was worse for me than a single pregnancy would be.  Babies are 6 weeks old now and totally worth it 🙂

But heartburn.

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

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Daizy914:  The first trimester I freaked out all of the time because I was gaining weight in all of these places, and my boobs got huge.  Towards the end of my second trimester I loved it because I finally looked pregnant.  And I loved my third trimester until the last two weeks when I felt like a whale, and my child kept going on alien in there so it got painful.  I miss being pregnant more than I thought I would a year later.  But I don’t think I could do it again. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love the fact that I’m pregnant, but no, I do not enjoy being pregnant!

I’ve had morning sickness right from day 1 of week 6, and now at nearly 16 weeks I’m over it! Add to that the exhaustion, constant dizzy spells and light headedness, forgetful baby brain (it’s real!), the fact that I just seem to keep expanding and have my Father-In-Law tell me that I’m getting fat in the face, and people keep TOUCHING me despite my lack of bump yet!

I am just so happy to have this little bean growing inside me though that despite all that, I am still loving it.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Daizy914:  I recently realized that overall I didn’t enjoy being pregnant. The first trimester I was lethargic and emotional and had migraines all the time. The second trimester was the easiest, but the third was not enjoyable at all. My back was killing me, I was short of breath, I couldn’t sleep well and I was just generally uncomfortable most of the time and just about a week before birth, massive stretch marks suddenly appeared and made a wreck of my stomach. I will not be I wearing a bikini ever again. Also, I disliked not being able to have a cocktail or glass of wine when I wanted to. All of it was worth it, but it wasn’t a cake walk for me.

ETA- OMG yes and the heartburn when I was trying to sleep! Ugh

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am currently 10w2d and I will have to say that so far it has not been the best thing I have ever done! I’ve had terrible headaches/migraines and MS and just generally felt awful. We’ve had to tell some people early (my work/our parents) because  I have been so poorly.

 I really do now sympathise with people who have chronic illnesses – at least I know roughly when mine should end. 

I am hoping that I get the second trimester “let’s feel wonderful about having a baby” feeling otherwise this will be a long pregnancy!

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