Haha I can name what I’ve learned from my sisters four pregnancies.
Mood swings:my first exposure to pregnancy in 6th grade. I come running in the door and my sister is laying on the couch bawlingher eyes out asking me to hug her. I go to hug her awkwardly and ask her whats wrong. In between sniffles and tears she wails out “I dont know but I love you so much!!”
Throwing up: It’s awesome to sleep in on the weekends when your in middle school. Not awesome to be woken up at odd hours on saturday morning because the bathroom sink shares a wall with my bedroom.
Pooping while giving birth: This one shocked the hell out of me when I heard it COULD happen. For my sister it didn’t with all four of her girls BUT when they were giving her the epidural on the first one she had to sit up and all she could say was “ow ow owowow doctor have you ever had someone fart on you before?” him: ” um no not yet. But if you do thats perfectly okay” her:” Good because it feels like I’m going to” She didn’t but it was still funny all the same.
The afterbirth: It looks like a flattened brain. (Remember I was in 6th grade) That’s all I could think of. And whil we’re on the subject… My cousin was only three years older and definitely at the wrong end and saw the baby come out. She ran to the bathroom and threw up (She still hasn’t had kids and when she does she wants two. At the Same time to get it over with. She was a little traumatized. haha Great birth control!!)
Leaking: This might be exclusive to my sister and probably gross. But I was really grossed out when she started leakin so at unexpected times she thought it would be the funniest thing to squirt me …. Yeah funny sis. thanks. Again.
Ice: During the birth she couldn’t get enough ice.
Food: Finding out what foods grossed her out and eating them in front of her anway. (mean I know but it was payback for her giving me a cup of “koolaid” when I was really thirsty and gulping it down only to spit it out and realize it was wine) She liked to play tricks on me a lot then too. I blame the pregnancy for that!
Also, some more things: Yes you can squeeze my hand hwile your pushing but PLEASE not so hard!! OW!
I found out Even though I didn’t have a license and wasn’t of age I drove through downtown traffic to see my niece being born. (They told me she was coming. I got there and she was no where near close)
OMG babies go through so many diapers!! WTH!!! I had no idea until then. And my sister has four girls so you can imagine between diapers and toilet paper what they go through!
That’s all I can remember for now. But seeing the baby kicking was probably one of the most awesome things I have ever seen and felt.
And now that they’re all here, it’s even more awesome because I’m the fun aunt that spoils them!! yeeee!!! 😀 Looking forward to our own in a couple years!! More him than me! haha He wanted me to get pregnant while he was deployed so “I won’t have to deal with your crazy hormones… I don’t know if you’ll let me survive to the end” Gotta love him.