Post # 1
I thought it would be a great idea to start a post sharing our personal experiences during the pregnancy and post pregnancy process that maybe you didn’t know about until you went through them. Pretty much the things your mama never told you about. Let this be a time to share the good, the bad, and the ugly 🙂
Let’s see for me it was…
- Major cramping weeks 4 – 6
- Constipation causing back pain weeks 4 -6
- I thought everyone got morning sickness or at least the majority. I have been blessed with none.
- STRETCHMARKS – on the boobies, inner thighs, stomach (don’t have yet) and back (don’t have yet)
- The discharge
- Changes in memory
What about you?
Post # 3
This is good info! I like hearing about the stuff people don’t normally talk about – helps to prepare us for REAL, instead of the sunshine and kittens stuff all of my friends talk about during their pregnancies. :/
Post # 4
Same here. I don’t think I’d be so scared of getting pregnant one day if people just talked openly about these things!
Post # 5
Oh, see, and I thought that rainbows and hugs were going to come out of my vagina…..
My mom always talks about how AMAZING her pregnancies were and how much she *loved* being pregnant. No bad stuff, EVER. I will hate her, LOL. Just expect a train wreck =]
Post # 6
@ejs- maybe they were wonderful for her? I think that women experience things very very differently. My mom said she hated being pregnant because she was “bigger than pittsburgh” and couldn’t even get out of bed without the help of my father. lol. My aunt though? 4 kids and LOVED being pregnant. I think some people are just “made for it”
Post # 7
My friend Kelli hearts being pregnant! It’s so frickin’ easy for her. She just (last month) delivered as a surrogate, and she had the easiest pregnancy and delivery ever. She was out of the hospital twelve hours after delivering, and walking three miles on the treadmill two days later.
Did I mention I hate her? j/k 😛
Post # 8
Corgi, yup, I think my mom just lucked out. But she also has a tendency to sugarcoat stuff so I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s just omitting all the negative. And she didn’t work, so I’m sure it was much more manageable to feel like crap all the time (if she did!) when you can just stay home in bed, sip on ginger ale, and not go to work and be nice to people =].
My mom was so ridiculously huge I can’t believe she loved it, LOL. But she said the bigger she got, the more thrilled she became! I’ve seen photos of her and it’s just hard to believe she was that huge!
That won’t be me! In fact I haven’t met anyone else besides my mom who has had such sunshiney things to say about pregnancy.
Post # 9
No one tells you how copious the discharge can get. I had to wear a liner from about 9 weeks until the very end.
Also, if you’re shy about burping or farting, pre-pregnancy is the time to get over it because the gas can get extreme. I’m pretty sure some of the more epic episodes could be heard across the house, so don’t bank on excusing yourself. Just hope your husband finds it as hilarious as mine did.
And why don’t you ever hear about mucus plugs until you go to the bathroom and wonder why it looks like your vagina blew its nose?
and, @ejs, the whole time I had HORRIBLE morning sickness, my mom would tell me how she never had a minute of nausea during three pregnancies. I cursed her name over my toilet 3x per day.
Post # 10
@amandaopolis – GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Vagina blew it’s nose! GAAAAAAAAAAH!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
@amandaopolis- HAHAHAHHAHAHA! Oh no!!! HAHAHHA! What?! I have a list of reasons not to have kids, and it’s getting longer by the minute!
Post # 12
That is definitely a winning line… “vagina blew its nose”. I am really interested in reading this, because I’m definitely a member of the “scared of pregnancy” camp.
Post # 13
LOL. I can’t help but laugh at that! Here you are, going to the bathroom, and going “WTF IS THAT?!?!?!”
First trimester is NOT the time to be going “oh you’re sick?! Funny, I was NEVER sick…”
My mom likes to pull the “well I did XYZ, so you should, too!” especially with stuff like endo. She had it too and is all “oh you’ll be fine b/c i was” or “you’ll be able to fly b/c I was flying at 7 months” and “you can have kids in your 30’s like we did, it turned out just fine!” and stuff like that. Seriously if there is anything I learned, EVERYBODY is 100% different and you can’t assume you or anybody else will have the same experience just b/c your’e related!
Post # 14
@LoL – I’m with you. I’m TERRIFIED of pregnancy… not just the normal, oh it’s gonna hurt when the baby comes out fear, but like – all consuming HOLY CRAP scared fear!
Post # 15
My mom was also one of those women who loved being pregnant. She had six kids, and just the other day, my parents were saying that they wished they would have had a few more kids. Um, whatever, crazy people. But, seriously, my mom and my sister both tout the joys of how wonderful they felt during pregnancy.
I HATE BEING PREGNANT!! I had morning sickness through the whole pregnancy with my oldest, and my next until five months along. Everything smelled awful to me. I could smell people’s deodorant, and there was a particular one that made me sick. That ridiculous sense of smell really got to me. And the way food felt in my mouth was weird too. For months with my oldest I couldn’t eat noodles or pasta or anything creamy. I was very gassy too.
I totally didn’t feel right. I hate not having control of my facilities, and it was like my body was this runaway train. The hormones, the gift of hemmoroids, the constipation, the fatigue, the voracious hunger, and then the gratuitous nausea. Ugh…
For me there was about ten weeks when I felt good. I had energy and I felt like it wasn’t so bad. And then, the last two months, back to the achiness, impatience, hard to get comfortable, can’t sleep but sooooo tired, have trouble moving around, constant pressure, always having to pee feelings. Of course, I will do it all over again.
I loved feeling the baby move inside me. That is a wonderful feeling, but other than that, I think my mother is crazy.
Post # 16
I just remembered, I had the memory loss too. I was just really slow on the uptake. That lasted about two months after the babies were born. They suck out all your brain power and leave you staring blankly at people. I was really good for forgetting what I forgot. As in, I know I forgot something, but I can’t remember. Like, I’d lose my keys, and go back to get them and then forget that. Or being in the middle of a phone conversation, and not remember who I’m talking to.