(Closed) Do YOU love being pregnant?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

It still hasn’t really hit me yet. I think once the baby’s big enough to kick I may feel more sentimental towards the whole thing. As of now, I just feel like I’m suffering from a bunch of random symptoms and my brain has been taken over by aliens. Here’s hoping!

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Now that the first trimester is over I love it!

I get severe migraines and they were going crazy during the first trimester. I wanted to love being pregnant, but it was just too much for me. I was dealing with constant, intense pain, and I was worrying b/c I had to take medications and you never know how that’s going to effect the baby. I hated knowing that I could be doing something to hurt my baby, and I just wanted it to be over with. Thank god they finally calmed down so I can enjoy this a little more!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@forforever: It’s not as horrible as we make it sound, but it’s no pinic. People, even women who were pregnant years ago, talk about how wonderful pregnancy is and how beautiful. It’s just pregnancy is not all puppies and unicorns. Pregnancy is hard because it sets you up for being a parent, the hardest thing ever. Sometimes I wonder if pregnancy wouldn’t be eaiser if I could have a really nice glass of cabernet and a medium rare steak.

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@firsttimemom: Sorry we’re all downers. I was really hoping that there’d be a mix for you.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nope.  Im only 17 weeks but I dont love it and I dont hate it.  Im indifferent.  Im also not that mom thats going to be like “Stretch marks.  Those are my badges of honor, my badges of motherhood!!!”  No.  I love the idea of being pregnant and I love the end result, but I do not love the process.  And IVe been lucky with zero symptoms.  Im just not into it. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@TheFutureMcBride: so with you on the wine and steak thing

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@KellyV: Another reason you’re my pregnant buddy!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

On the love-hate scale I’m definitely on the love side.

I’ve been very fortunate throughout the whole pregnancy (week 23 just finished) and part of that is that I’m a pretty laid back person and didn’t have health issues before I got pregnant and part of that is that I haven’t had half of the difficult symptoms that other women have to cope with.  I’ve been able to focus on me and them and as long as we’re all good, I’m happy.  I had some nausea in the first several weeks but nothing that was too much to deal with (like I said, I was very fortunate!) and I’m not too worried about physical changes although I know with twins I’m going to be pretty huge.  I’m already starting to get fairly persistent pain in my back and other parts but it doesn’t affect how I feel about being pregnant, I’m just trying to figure out the best way to cope with the changes. 

I am getting better about talking to them and I’ve started playing music for them – sometimes I get a great reaction and sometimes I don’t! 

Overall I am going to continue being grateful for things going as smoothly as they have been and pray that it stays that way for a long time!

(sidenote – I just looked back at the pictures I posted on the board for spring/summer/fall babies and saw my babies’ ultrasounds and got a little giddy and proud – strange but starting to get so excited!)

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No. I hate it.

I love that I am able to get pregnant (because I know so many people have difficulties) but not BEING pregnant.

I haven’t been sick at all but I’m uncomfortable, annoyed that I can’t fit into my clothes, irritated that I can’t do all the things I’m used to, plus I want my small boobs back, so I can’t wait for it to be over.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nope!  But I love the outcome.  It really isn’t that bad, I think my reasoning is purely selfish.  The feeling icky part was horrible but it has recently subsided so I’m in better spirits.  The rest of the negatives, is missing out on traveling with friends/family, getting a drink at dinner, and having the energy to do as much as I used to on the weekends.  But, like I said, I consider it worth it!  I’m wondering if I’ll like it more when I’m showing?  Or will I just be uncomfortable and waiting to see the baby?  We’ll see 🙂

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No i hate it. I find nothing beautiful about getting really fat in a matter of months, and I hate how hungry I am. I can’t walk, and I have to roll myself out of bed and off the couch-and I’ve pretty much been exhausted the entire time. I can’t wait to have a maternity clothes burning party. That said, I love my daughter and I can’t wait to meet her in a few weeks. Oh, and I personally I wish someone else could house/feed her once in a while. 😉 This 9 months shit is for the birds.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

I’m not sure what I am – I don’t love it, don’t hate it and I’m def not apathetic towards it.

It’s unique and different – there’s a lot of drawbacks that prevent me from loving it – I’ve been tired and unfocused, I don’t like not being able to exercise like I used to, don’t like the weight gain but on the good side it’s crazy having this little thing move around inside you, love listening to her heartbeat, like thinking about our little family.  So I donno, I don’t have any surge of feel good hormones to love it but it’s def a unique experience

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

Mostly yes, but it totally changes on a day to day basis!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@TheFutureMcBride: Im with you and KellyV on the wine and steak ! and maybe a tiny little peice of sushi?! Like a small one? … lol

And it really isnt as bad as we make it out to be …but it really isnt as pleasant as i thought. The first trimester was horrible but my second is starting to look up 🙂

 

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@ForeverYoung: We have the same due date (July 25), right? Yeah, second is way easier, but I really miss all the food I can’t have. I’ve wanted a freaking Blizzard for almost 4 months now. Not cool. And smelling the wine just makes my tastebuds water. Hold on, thinking about a nice red makes my mouth water now. This is not good. Anyway, I had sushi as soon as I delivered Moose. My now-husband went out and got it for me because I couldn’t have it for so long. Maybe you can plan something like that.

P.S. I’m kind of loving being pregnant today probably becase Wombat is moving more and not in my lungs.

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