(Closed) what I didn’t expect about pregnancy

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

How far along are you? I am only 10 weeks 2 days, and I haven’t had any of the issues you have except for the low sex drive. That really caught me by surprise too! Plus I have had miscarriages in the past and have been very nervous about the pregnancy, so I was so scared to have sex. I’m getting over it now and I’m starting to want sex again, thank goodness! I really didn’t know that orgasms would HURT! It’s so weird and now I try to avoid them believe it or not. I was surprised by the ANGER and constant PMS feeling. I don’t know how Darling Husband has put up with me! I have been evil for real. I am starting to get over that too! As far as my body, I don’t seem to have changed at all.  my bras fit the same and I have DD’s so I’m hoping it doesn’t get too crazy. So embarrassing! I was surprised at how hard work is. I have to be on my feet a lot and work 3-11:30 pm so it is HARD. I’m really looking forward to the 2nd trimester.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This probably sounds stupid to a lot of people, but I’m blown away by the connection I feel to my baby ( I’m 28 weeks). Maybe because throughout my life I’ve had zero interest pregnant people, or ever actually thought about being pregnant. I mean, I guess I knew I would love her, but , I don’t know , I just find it to be the most amazing thing. Oh-and I would like to clairfy that I HATE everything else about being pregnant, so I’m not on some sort of pregnant rainbow train. I just wasn’t expecting to love her so much before she was born. I guess to me she is already here and I never looked at it that way before. Everything else that I thought was going to suck, has sucked.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

weird  vivid dreams

achy heavy uncomfortableness

inconsistent sleep schedule

walking soooo slow

not wanting to go out and just staying home all the time

itchy

super smelling powers

significantly hotter night/day

working in month 8 was tough!

+so much support from Darling Husband, family and friends

+all the info and resources out there to educate us

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my stomach isn’t round, it’s triangular because of the way the baby sits to the right – it looks so funny.

i’m 37 weeks and my belly button is still an innie!

I don’t have a linea nigra. I am really pale and I have gotten patches of darker skin on my arms, apparently caused by the oestrogen.

I wasn’t expecting hot flushes either, but I got them alot when sitting in my office at work with the aircon on.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@mrstilly:  Agree on the boobs.  When do they stop growing?  I’m trying to decide whether to get more bras but they just keep getting bigger.  Right now my boobs are still growing faster than my belly and I’m 18 weeks.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am still really early on (5w4d), but there is a lot I wasn’t expecting. 

  • Hunger, like all the time
  • Burping, I’m not a burper so this is odd
  • Heartburn (one of my first symptoms) and luckily has gone away
  • CM – it never stops it seems! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I never thought I’d be that pregnant lady who is constantly touching her belly, but I totally am. And I’m totally distracted by movement, I could sit around on the couch for hours when he’s moving with my hands on my belly just waiting to see what he’ll do next. My husband’s aunt talked to me right around 12 weeks about how once she gave birth to her kids, it was a little sad not having them “with” her anymore- that when she was pregnant, it was like having a little friend with you all the time and it was such a great, close feeling, and at the time I was like “um, whatever crazy lady” but now I think I’m starting to get what she means.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@mrstilly:  Yeah, I expect that once I hit the point of getting really uncomfortable I’ll be thinking something more along the lines of “ok, ready to issue an eviction notice here.”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Lozza: “ok, ready to issue an eviction notice here.” LMAO!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

possible Too Much Information, but we tried to have sex near the end of my pregnancy, bc I knew it would be a long time after…poor Darling Husband, and I thought it might kick start labor…we literally COULD NOT have sex once the baby dropped.  We really tried and it was physically impossible, LOL.  So, hopefully you can throw your hubs a bone before then, but I know it has definitely been a dry spell for most of the last YEAR for us (LO is almost 4 mos) between morning sickness and everything else

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@cannotwait:  I’m not actually trying to solicit additional details, but I can’t really wrap my head around the “physically impossible” part… and I’m a little afraid to try any harder…

Thinking about things that will happen during those last few weeks (not to mention hours) of pregnancy scares the crap out of me.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

maybe “physically impossible” was dramatic, but we did try and it was a FAIL  My kiddo stayed dropped for 3.5 weeks before I went into labor, so I know that is longer than most people

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