Post # 32
i also don’t think its mostly mental. you can read a lot about people who had more than 1 pregnancy who had wildly different experiences each time – running marathons with the first, crying on the bathroom floor with the second as they vomit for the 10th time in a row. If it were just positive mental attitude then every pregnancy would be enjoyable surely?
also non stop vomiting isnt enjoyable whether or not you lvoe pregnancy. physical symtpoms are there regardless, so i dont think its mental at all. i think its easy to be cheerful if you have suffered virtually zero negative symptoms haha
Post # 33
I was truly hoping that I would be one of those people that loved it. Instead I turned into one of those people that I judged before (yes, I admit it) who complain nonstop, sit on the couch and eat junkfood. Turns out that the constant naseau and frequent vomiting really put a damper on my positive attitude that I just can’t will away. And junk food is all I can keep down so I’ll eat it. I’m hopefull that I’ll turn back into a positive person in my second trimester!
Post # 34
24 weeks in and liking it. I had no symptoms really, no morning sickness, no health issues besides being tired and a bit achey here and there. We keep semi-joking about being a surrogate since it’s not been bad at all and if it wasn’t for the bump I probably wouldn’t notice it. Still have time to go, but this really isn’t bad.
Post # 35
@ExcitedScaredBee: I’m going to have to disagree with you as well. I think I’m a generally positive person but that didn’t make me any less nauseous/sick for the first 17 weeks of pregnancy. So I really don’t think it’s all about your mental outlook. I’m happy as hell to be pregnant every day but that doesn’t mean that being pregnant has been a generally great experience for me.
Post # 36
Feel free to disagree. It was just a general observation that my DH and I made based on the people we know who have been/are pregnant recently.
I was sick from week 9-14. Throwing up everyday, nauseous all day, Zofran prescription, the whole thing. But everytime I was sick, I would catch myself thinking “it’s so amazing that my body is doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing. I’m producing the hormones to grow a baby.” Yeah, I’d rather not feel sick, but I’m still thrilled to be pregnant and my happiness always outweighted how crappy I may have felt. So yes, I had times that I didn’t feel well, but my mentality was still positive and I never once thought “I hate being pregnant” or “I can’t wait to get this baby out of me.”
Post # 37
@ExcitedScaredBee: I’m also one of those disgusting “I love every single second of pregnancy even that time I threw up all over my own face in bed” people!
I have never felt so amazing or so alive! Even when I’m not feeling great (I’m one of those Bridal Party issues people, so have chronic dizziness and fainting), all I can think about is my baby and how much I love her!
I ran a half maraton last week (I’m 20 weeks pregnant), and I definitely realize how lucky I am to feel this amazing!
Post # 38
Just about 23 weeks in and I am loving it. I always thought I would, I have wanted to be pregnant for a very long time and was very much looking forward to experiencing it. I have been surprised though at how much I seem to enjoy it, even when experiencing some of the not-so-fun symptoms. I had morning sickness from week 7-week 21 which is longer than most people I know had it. However, every time I felt naseous or threw up I was immediately relieved to know my LO was probably thriving. I called my mom the first time I threw up from morning sickness and I was excited about it! She laughed and said she had never heard anyone be that excited to throw up. After a previous miscarriage (with no morning sickness) I was so relieved to have someting to tell me things might be going better this time. I would actually start to get nervous if I hadn’t gotten naseous or thrown up for a certain length of time but luckily I would get it again soon and go back to being relieved. Now that I’m out of the scarier first trimester I have also loved seeing my body change and feeling her kick for the first time. Seeing my DH get so excited about these things has also been an amazing experience and makes me love him even more. He was so adorable when he felt the first kick. He was giddy all night and called his family to tell them about it. 😛 I wasn’t sure how I would feel about seeing my body change and I have been pleasantly surprised that I absolutely love it! I feel like my body was meant to do this and I wasn’t fulfilling my true beauty before because I wasn’t pregnant yet. I know this could still change once the baby comes out and my body doesn’t go back to the way it was but I still don’t think I will really mind. Sure there are discomforts but they are such a small price to pay for what you get in the end. After experiencing a loss, there is no symptom in the world that is worse than that pain and I will be forever grateful for every symptom and pain I get that results in a healthy baby!
Post # 39
I am 22 weeks and finally Loving Every Minute! I did answer Pretty good for the most part though. My morning sickness and nausea didnt go away until about 20 weeks and I had some killer back pain due to my right hip and pelvis not shifting properly. Luckily a couple weeks of PT and a b6/unisom cocktail fixed me right up! I am now in such a great mood and I have lot of energy (all things considered).
I know that this could be temporary so I am trying not to take it for granted. I also started feeling real kicks this past week and even my husband can feel them when they are really hard. It is really exciting to feel him in there!!