(Closed) Things I wish I knew before I got pregnant!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

oooh ooh! The dry skin! And I second the thirst! I’m constantly thirsty. 

 

Disclaimer: To anyone who is thinking about babies or is now terrified. It has ups and down. Feeling the baby move for the first time was one of the best moments in my entire life. So as I see it, I’m in this crazy marathon…but in the end I get to be a parent to a child that my husband and myself made! I still can’t get over the excitement of carrying my husbands child. So even though I wake up 44 times per-night, get short of breath, itch, and need to take tums for the heartburn…it’s worth it! 🙂 At least, to me it is!!!

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I knew I’d be emotional, but I didn’t know HOW emotional.  I literally cry at everything happy, sad, frustrating, funny, etc etc. 

The itchiness/dry skin/dry scalp is ridiculous.

The uncontrollable flatulence is embarrassing.

And so so much more… BUT every movement I feel (even the painful ones) make me forget for that moment how generally terrible I think pregnancy is!

Post # 64
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Buzzing Beekeeper

How much being overdue SUCKS :

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@Lyndzo:  C’mon out Quinn!! 🙂  When are you being induced?

Post # 66
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@pittgirl4:  Just under an hour.  Hopefully it works! (it’s the Cervidil gel)

Post # 67
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Thank you all for this thread! We are hoping to start TTC in about a year. I am definitely not one of those women who looks forward to pregnancy and delivery and a newborn. I like sleep and don’t like pain or throwing up. So yeah. I’ve decided that it’s best to assume everything will be awful and then if it’s not too awful, I’ll be pleasantly surprised. So all this is really good info! And definitely reinforces the stance I’ve taken that we can’t start TTC until we’re living together and my husband can take care of me and my whiney-ass, tired, nauseous, gassy, leaking, pregnant self.

Post # 68
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

This thread is absolutely hilarious!  Ohhh, so many things to look forward to.  And I thought pregnancy was glamorous!  😛

I hope I don’t psych myself into getting all these symptoms now that I know they’re possible.  I can totally see myself doing that.  BTW, congrats to all the mommas-to-be!

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Bazinga:  you can do it. just picture feeling like you’re coming down with something…all the time. and then it switches to just part of the day and then part of the week, if you’re lucky. lol really not trying to scare you. but women have done this for ages. it is doable.

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@rachiebabie:  i know it’s winter and all but i think my hair and scalp are extra dry right now. i think i’m in denial about it being caused by pregnancy.

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

how sweating starts before you get bigger. your body pumps so much blood and you sweat in your sleep. it’s so uncomfortable!

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It feels like it takes an act of congress for your food to digest. Sometimes it just stays with you…reflux, heartburn. ugh…

Sometimes the bloating or gas can make it difficult to get comfortable in bed.

Post # 73
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wish I knew how awful recovery would be. It was harder than labor in some ways, although I had an epidural that made labor tolerable for me.

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@kate02121:  +1. and believe me you keep worrying till the day u deliver, and even after that. @ 38 weeks plus, i keep worrying about not feeling any kicks, worrying about placenta previa and the like, stressing about labour, the list goes on and on.

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We were discussing trying for kids in about 4 years time… hmmm I think that 4 year time frame might remain the same for a long time after reading this…

 

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wish I knew not to go through with genetic testing. The whole experience of testing high risk has been nothing but stress for me and with not being open to an amnio I’m not going to get real answers anyway. If I had of done my research and realized I wouldn’t get defnite answers I would have chosen to not do any testing at all. 

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