(Closed) Do you love being pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you/did you love being pregnant?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    29 %
    No : (14 votes)
    37 %
    Occasionally! : (13 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m not pregnant but I’m really interested to see the responses on this one. I’ve often wondered the same thing when I hear women say that!

    Post # 4
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    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s different and certainly an experience.  I’m glad that I’m getting to experience this big change but I can’t say that I love it.  I’ve had it relatively easy as well but I just don’t love being tired and feeling less mobile and bloated.  I do love her kicks and her movements, though recently she’s been getting an attitude.  I cross my arms over my stomach and she kicks at them, guess I’m squishing her, so it’s cute and I could lay around feeling her kick all day but I’m also looking foward to being able to bend over without her protesting with kicks and punches and my hips not hurting and being able to run and bike outside again. 

    Post # 5
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Sometimes being pregnant is nice like when people offer me a seat or Wombat kicks, but pregnancy also sucks. I’m tired, hungry, moody, streching out, can’t walk far, can’t bend over to put on my shoes, and I’m emotional. Yes, I love carrying Wombat (our baby). I wouldn’t trade it, but there are so many things that make it hard. However, I’m also getting closer to the time we lost Moose, so I’m more down on pregnancy right now.

     @lilybay: Good luck with your twins.

    @troubled: Aren’t you getting really close to popping?

    Post # 6
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    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    @TheFutureMcBride:  I’m almost (or in depending on what due date) 35 weeks.  So got a bit more time but she dropped, so I went from running most days to being uncomfortable walking and my belly is starting to cramp up sometimes so while I’m hoping she sticks it out a few more weeks, my body is starting to protest, it’s like what do you mean she’s still going to get bigger for 5 weeks, where is all that baby going to go?    That’s nice people offer you a seat, I’m starting to want to give people dirty looks when they don’t hold the door for me it’s still cold here so with all the layers people probably can’t tell but I still want to punch them.

    Post # 7
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yes and no. I get really bad migraines (and I’m a worrier too!), so I have to take meds pretty often and it freaks me out. Plus, I have to do everything possible to keep the migraines away so I won’t have to take more meds. Pretty much everything for me triggers a migraine so I just sit here bored all day long. Although I figure this will be the last time ever in my life I’m bored until the baby comes, so I might as well take advantage of it. Also, this whole body changing thing isn’t fun. I don’t recognize myself in the mirror anymore.

    I do love feeling her kicks though, I think it makes it all worth it.

    Post # 8
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually loved being pregnant but it was hard to actually enjoy it becuase I was 14 and I felt like I needed to hate being pregnant. I cannot wait to be pregnant again so I can enjoy it 🙂

    Post # 9
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No I don’t. In fact I think “What the hell is wrong with those women?” when I hear someone say they LOVED it. I said just last night “I can’t wait to be back to normal again”.

    I hate not being able to do everything like I could before (like exercising), not being able to breathe, and the challenges of trying to dress a beach ball professionally. Plus now that I’ve started having backpain my workday has become pretty miserable. If I could have this baby tomorrow I would.

    Post # 10
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I hated being pregnant.  Hated it.  But I can’t wait to do it again.  🙂  There’s something so special about pregnancy, even when you’re miserable and sick and uncomfortable, and even though it sounds cliche, having a baby that you created and carried for 9+ month makes it all worth it.  I can’t wait to get pregnant again and to have another little one.

    Post # 11
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not pregnant, but I’d be interested to know how old everyone is and whether this affects whether you love being pregnant. 

    My mom had me at 22 and my brother at 32.  She liked being pregnant with me, hated it with my brother.  I also had a co-worker who had her first baby at 23 and her second at 36 and said the same thing. 

    Post # 12
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @troubled: Well, here’s hoping that she stays in you for a couple more weeks so her little lungs can develop. As for people opening doors, well, I came to work and people were standing right in front of the door. I had lasagna (boowling banquet tonight), lunch, and my nalgene in my hands. The first door hit me with the three of them watching and only then did people open the second door. People can be morons sometimes.

    Post # 13
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    I really wanted to be one of those women who “loved being pregnant”.  I really did.  But alas, I didn’t love it.  I didn’t necessarily hate it – I had average morning sickness, weight gain, etc but overall I much prefer NOT being pregnant to being pregnant.  I like having my body be mine again, I like exercising really hard, I like my clothes fitting, I like being able to sleep comfortably, I like not being puffy, not being hot all the time, not feling frumpy, being able to walk at a normal pace, being able to eat and drink what I want….I think the one thing I liked about being pregnant *besides the obvious end result, which I LOVE) was feeling the baby, that was kind of cool. 

    In fact, while I am looking forward to having another baby some day in the not too distant future, I am not looking forward to having to be pregnant again to get there!

    Post # 14
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Yeah, I really don’t understand the women who glow and love being pregnant— and compared to most women, I know I haven’t had it all that bad! I’m hoping it’ll be more fun when I can start feeling the baby move, maybe then what my body is doing will have a more tangible purpose. Right now, it’s hard to connect how I’m feeling to the beautiful little peanut on the ultrasound screen.

    Post # 15
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @EleanorRigby: I don’t think age is an issue for me. I’m 28, and my main pregnancy problem is migraines. I’ve always had migraines, the hormones just made them worse, and that would have happened at any age.

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