Post # 17
i didn’t know:
– i could be ravenously hungry and nauseous enough to not feel like eating anything at the SAME TIME.
– my sensitivity to smells could be so extreme that the smell of anything (anything!) could make me want to vom.
– that once my boobs started to swell i would look like i’m 15 again 🙂
– i would start popping out at 12 weeks.
– i would have THIS MUCH discharge…and it be completely normal. eek.
Post # 18
What I didn’t know:
1. Morning sickness was not just for mornings.
2. You can feel sick all day long without the relief of throwing up.
3. dry/iching skin
4. nose bleeds
5. The word tired can’t even describe the fatigue that came over me from day one. I’m in my 2nd trimester now and I do have a bit more energy, but still get so tired in the middle of the day that my eyes water and I get scared that my boss will walk by my office and catch me sleeping.
I’m still wondering about those women who say they loved being pregnant. I understand the miracle behind it and am so excited for this baby. I guess i just didn’t know I would feel this awful. I am wishing for the next several months to fly by and I can meet my baby already.
Post # 19
I’m not pregnant or even trying yet but just wanted to say this is a great thread for when I am! Top 5 things I learned so far:
1. Carry plastic bags wherever I go b/c I may vomit
2. Stock up now on pads b/c discharge is a huge possibility/likelyhood
3. I may in fact pee my pants, so I need to have a change of clothes with me at all times…possibly 2 outfits
4. My vagina may go crazy and in fact not seem like my vagina at all
5. Hopefully my boobs fill out b/c right now they look like swollen mosquito bites
I love the hive
Post # 20
Oh! I forgot the one that is turning me green with sickness the most. The fact that more than 80% of women have bowel movements while giving birth…like, pooping while pushing. I know no one will care and it’s natural but it terrifies me.
Post # 21
@ firsttimemom: Trust me, YOU won’t even know you pooped most likely!
@ soontobemrsM: All those things seems to be things that are good advice for the first month of mommyhood too! Your emotions go crazy (like worse than pregnancy), you literally don’t feel well enough to take care of yourself let alone another human being, so much stuff comes out of you for practically a whole month it’s actually unreal you don’t pass out from blood loss in the first two weeks, I still have a hard time holding it when I have to pee, and my boobs hurt pretty badly when they are full of milk! It’s all worth it for that little bundle of joy though!
Post # 22
So glad I heard about your bloody noses a few weeks ago so when I got one this weekend I didn’t worry….and I thought of you! haha
Post # 23
I remember when I heard about the pooping for the first time. I thought “OMG!!!”
But I have heard that a good nurse will just whipe it away and not tell you…and you will not even know 🙂
I think I will have a rule that they please DON”T tell me if that hpapens. I do not want to know! haha
Post # 24
Oooh, Bees, I’ve been gone for months but now am almost 7 months pregnant and came back searching for some wonderful folks with great advice – and as always, here it is!
I’ll have to add some of my “well…..oooooo k” moments too!
1. That you can lose weight in your first trimester (for me because every food seemed gross to me for weeks!) and be assured that the baby is getting whatever he or she needs anyway.
2. That you can get intense cramps during the first trimester (way worse than period cramps for me!) and it can be ok and nothing to worry about.
3. That the cramps you can get after an orgasm can be even worse (this scared me SO much and after googling I found out that it’s nothing to worry about). Ruined THAT part of my life for 12 weeks, ha ha!
4. That having to buy breast pads at 6 months isn’t common, but isn’t unusual either. I didn’t even know it was possible for my boobs to leak anything yet!!
5. That some people will actually think it’s acceptable to tell you your butt looks bigger, and that even after measuring out of desperation and realizing it’s not true, you won’t feel any better (seriously, who does that?!).
6. That you can get cramps in your legs in the middle of the night that will send you shooting up out of bed, which is probably best because you have to pee anyway 🙂
7. That you can fall completely and head over heels unconditionally in love with a tiny little being months before you ever actually meet her (or him) 🙂
Post # 25
Regarding #3 of your list- I am going through the same thing- what is up with that?
Post # 26
-Definitely the cramps in the first trimester! It makes sense that it would happen, because your uterus is growing and all, so why is that never advertised?
-my arms and legs fall asleep very easily, I was not expecting that
Post # 27
Hmm.. how about the fact that during pregnancy, it seems that sneezing and peeing are no longer mutually exclusive events?
Post # 28
I was shocked by the amount of discharge. I had no idea. Also- no one told me that your sex life may turn completely non-existant. The thought of sex literally turns my stomach, and I have never had that problem. Yeah, some people get their sex drive back in the 2nd tri, but some don’t. It’s good to know both.
Post # 29
I don’t know!! I assume it has something to do with your uterus stretching (which causes cramps for some people anyway), and orgasms cause your uterus to contract, so that brings on the cramps…. I hope it stops for you soon, though if you’re like me you’ll wait a while before even trying again … soooo not worth it, ha ha!
Post # 31
Wow, this is the most interesting post I have ever read on WeddingBee. Wow ladies, wow. Just when I thought I wouldn’t mind having babies with my soon to be hubby you gotta go and tell me all of this!
I thought I knew a lot, but apparently this was agreat question to pose because I didn’t know the Bridesmaid or Best Man was as common as it is…so, I guess I’ll be pooping on a table in a year or two. LOL And I didn’t know your breast leak before a baby…so, I guess I should watch out for the wet tshirt contest. LOL
This is sooo Unbelievable… thanks Hive I will be thinking about this all day tomorrow! All day!!!! Yay to be a “WOMAN”…. “TO BE A WOMAN”!!!