(Closed) Please don’t ask me if I love being pregnant

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe answer with… “not as much as I’m going to love being a mom”?

That question does kind of put you on the spot, though, doesn’t it? Then again, it might be kind of funny to just keep saying “no, not really” if people ask. Maybe it’ll make them stop and think about the assumption they just made. After all, we all know what happens when we assume things, right? 😉

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m just really starting to feel pregnant. (I’m 16 1/2 weeks.) I’m super happy to be pregnant, but so far I am indifferent to it. That’ll probably change when I get farther along. Although right now I’m curled up on the couch with a wicked cold and digestive issues. Right now I’m really not liking being pregnant.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I LOVE being a mother, but I was not a fan of being pregnant.  I didn’t have a terrible pregnancy, but I had my share of problems, and pregnancy just was not my best moment.  Literally the moment after my daughter was born I said, “Wow, I feel so much better!”  🙂  You’re definitely not alone in this; I’m sure there’s a good portion of women who really just don’t enjoy pregnancy.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Ha! That story reminds me of my pregnant co-worker. She’s pretty mean to begin with and she looks. crazy. miserable. That would be the LAST question I’d ask anyone.

What is up with asking questions if you expect a certain answer?! Sheesh.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am pretty sure my mom hated being pregnant – she had 3 of us, and says the only way she would want another baby is if someone dropped it on her doorstep (LOL), she had hyperemesis of pregnancy though, and she vomited several times a day from the moment of implantation until the moment of delivery … she had a hard time gaining any weight with pregnancy because of it, and finished each of her pregnancies looking super skeletal/sick … She loved being a mom though.

I have a co-worker who freely admits hating when her babies were newborns … she calls it the “blob” phase and would prefer that a baby just quickly pass through the first 1-2 months of life so she could have the smiling/interactive baby!

I think it is everyones right to not love certain phases of motherhood, and prefer other times, anyone who makes you feel less for it is a grade A biatch!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m definitely not in the “loving pregnancy” camp.  I’ve told my husband more than once that this may be our only kid and been very serious when I said it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I hated that question. I didn’t like anything about being pregnant. I didn’t have a bad experience, better than a lot I would say, but it wasn’t fun for me at all. In fact, what I hated the most was the way I looked and the lack of balance I seemed to have all the time.

And like Ms. Mini’s coworker, I don’t like the newborn phase either. I look forward to when my 4 month old can walk and talk already. So never feel that you have to enjoy every minute of pregnancy or even motherhood.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Wait till you go to the dentist and they’re like oh By The Way you have 3 cavities and you need a root canal. Get your teeth checked ASAP after your baby is born. I never had a cavity until after pregnancy :/

Not a huge fan of pregnancy either!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Oh dear heavens, I HATE pregnancy.

Maybe once I’m at 6 months or so, and I look pregnant instead of just weirdly fat and bloated…or when I don’t feel awful every minute of every day…or if the freaking hemorrhoids ever go away (sorry if that’s Too Much Information but DAMN I was not ready for that particular pregnancy joy)…or when I don’t throw up a big “OH HELLS NO” every time my husband gives me that hopeful “is it special time?” look because my boobs hurt and I’m having a hot flash…

Maybe THEN I’ll smile back and be all “yeah, pregnancy is all sugar and spice and unicorns farting rainbows” but until then I am still holding out hope that by the time we want another one, they’ll have the technology ready for my husband to gestate it.

(The sad thing is, I always thought pregnancy sounded awesome. When else in your life do you get to be fat and bitchy and celebrated for it? Oh how the illusions have been shattered…)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

people shouldn’t ask – and EXPECT the answer to be “oh yes, i LOVE it!” i’d be more like “so what’s it like to BE pregnant?” course i’ve yet to be…lol

some people are just rude though.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My husband’s cousin asked me that the other day when we went out for dinner and I was like not really, maybe it will change when I’m not sick 24/7 and I feel like a fully funtioning human being again, but for now I can’t say I entirely love it.  She was like, “Oh I loved it and I was never sick…” and I was just kind of like, thanks, but that’s not making me feel any better, lol.  What I do love, though, is dreaming about what it will be like to meet our little one. 🙂

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