(Closed) The dirt and grime of pregnancy not the glitz and glam!!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of the reasons I love WB and the February Mamas! We straight talk with one another. No need to say “Pregnancy is a glorious miracle and I’m sooooo grateful!” when you WANT to say “Ladies, my hemmherroids are killing me and my feet no longer fit in my shoes. WTF.”

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my coworkers has a 3 year old, she has been kind enough to give me snippets of information based on what ‘no one told her’. Her favorite was the extreme pain from the uterus contracting back to a normal size in the days following labor. Thank goodness someone told me (but why wasn’t it the birth instructor?)! 

And I agree, pregnancy is not glamorous, it is HARD WORK! I’m not asking for the to laze around for 9 months eating bon bons, I’m simply asking the people who love me to give me a f’ing break when I say I’m worn out!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

At 20 weeks, I’m already starting to miss my vagina. I can’t see the darn thing anymore without sucking in my belly while pushing it in farther… even then I can only see bits and pieces. 
I feel like the person who “wrote the pregnancy book” lied. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

LOL…I’m 34 weeks and already started making a list of things I CAN’T WAIT to do once I’m no longer pregnant:
-Drink orange juice until my little heart is content without puking up acid and dying from heartburn. 
-Sleep on my stomach.
-Wear ALL THE HIGH HEELS I can get my hands on. 
-Shave my lady bits without fear of blindly hacking into skin.
-Shave my legs without needing to sit down.
-Drink coffee. Lots and lots and lots of coffee.
-Throw myself a party when I can make it through an hour of sleep without getting up to pee (granted, will then be getting up to feed the baby, but still…I can wear my footie pajamas if I want to without freezing my bum off from completely derobing seven times a night)
-Snowboard.
-Get out of my little two door car without it looking like I am going to roll my wide self onto the street.
-Walking instead of waddling.
-Bending over our top-load washing machine to retrieve stray socks without fear of my top-heavy self tumbling head first into the machine.
-Pole-vaulting effortlessly out of bed/off the couch/up from the floor without needing my Darling Husband to assist.
-Wearing non-elastic waisted pants.

It is really the little things in life, I swear… 

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  Let’s see…my hip and ass is sore, the plate of spaghetti for dinner looks more like a comfy pillow than an appetizing meal, I’m ready to slap everyone, anxiety is high, I walk like a duck, my boobs are huge blue veiny volcanos waiting to errupt, I am starting to lose sight of everything from my hooha down, and what is sex?

That pretty much sums up pregnancy right there.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve been lucky enough that my close friends have either been through pregnancy fairly recently or ARE pregnant, or have been close to someone who has been pregnant! 

My best friend throughout her pregnancy would share little tidbits with me such as “I hope your crotch doesn’t hurt like this when you are pregnant (RL pain)” lol… 

So far at 13 weeks all I’ve got is some food aversions which are dissipating, and being bloated/slowly and barely starting to show. Nothing else is bugging me just yet!

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was totally honest about not liking pregnancy when people asked me. They then looked at me like I had lobster claws growing out of my head. Oh well!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Having seen a lot of labours- Honestly this is my impression. 

1 most people do a sneaky poo while pushing. That being said most midwives are nice enough t quickly whisk it away and blatantly denie it ever happening.

2 labour really hurts- particularly induced labours or quick labours.the point where a woman ‘transitions’ from dilating to being 10cmand ready to push – the woman seems to think they are going to die and that they can’t do it anymore. But at this point it’s frequently too late for an epidural. 🙁 Pushing is better because its goal focused.

3 some husbands/partners are total douches. Quote of last week was one guy saying it was like watching his favourite bar burn down :/

4 everyone agrees pregnancy and labour sucks. There is too much discomfort/ bodily fluid/ lack of privacy to not suck. Too much vomit/mucus/milk/blood. people who have a wonderful pregnancy are either very lucky or lying 🙂

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I knew it wouldn’t be rainbows and unicorns, but at the same time, with 6 losses under my belt, I’m enjoying every miserable moment!  

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