(Closed) What pregnancy feels like to me…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’m 35wks. I feel exhausted and like a weeble wobble. My pelvis hurts and I want to hit ppl in the knees with a baseball bat I hurt so much. 🙁

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Constant Hangover 🙂

@mamabear hit ppl in the knees haha. I liked that one

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Great thread!

I am at 22 weeks now…

Physically, I feel way better than in the beginning. I feel the baby kicking and it’s soo strange to have all this movement coming from inside me! My nails grow like crazy; and my hair is thicker than ever – it was too thick to begin with so I must say I’m not crazy about this. I feel less tired because I am finally getting used to these new sleeping positions and to waking up everynight to use the washroom.. I am starting to have difficulty with some simple movements… I feel fat! Had to say it! I am steadily gaining weight, but some days, the water retention shows in my thighs and I have a hard time with that.

Emotionally, I feel excited; my husband can finally feel the baby move and it’s great to share that with him and to see how emotional he gets. I can’t wait to see him as a dad, I know he’ll be great (probably a better dad that me a mom). I feel impatient to meet our child and to see him grow into a good person. I feel annoyed at all the unsollicited advice; I also feel irritated about people wanting to touch my belly… I feel scared not to be good enough. And I feel alone since other than my husband, there is no one that I would want to talk to about all the changes going on, yet I would love to have someone to talk to who can understand and who is going through similar things at the same time.

I am sure I missed some. So many feelings at the same time…

@Navy_Wife: Hopefully your morning sickness won’t be so bad; but maybe research ways to deal with it right away! Mine hit me without notice and it lasted until the end of the first trimester… Not fun!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Navy_Wife: Yeah it’s pretty amazing! We had an ultrasound today and he was litterally kicking the technician when she was near his feet!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Checking in at a whopping 31 weeks here – 

Physically: in constant pain. I’ve only gained 10 pounds, but strapping a ten pound bowling ball to your belly takes a toll on your knees, feet, back, and hips. I can’t sleep. 

Mentally: self conscious. I’m a really healthy eater and when I eat nothing but fruit and cooked vegetables people get on me that I’m not getting enough fat in my diet and I’m starving the baby. But the second I reach for a cookie they’re all up in arms about how if I eat that cookie I’m not giving my child a fair start and she’s going to come out obese and blah blah (I’m a healthy weight for my height, so it’s not like I’m obese or anything). I got a side of veggies from the cafeteria at work the other day and another lady said, “don’t get in the way of the prego and her food” I wanted to make a comment about the cheesburger she was holding and the food baby she had going on, but I just accepted that some people’s feet can’t go down their throats often enough.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@firsttimemom: I get annoyed at comments about what I am eating as well. I barely filled my plate the other day, but because I had no appetite for anything but carbs, I took a big scoop of mashed potatoes- not even that big though. Of course, my Father-In-Law commented.. “Whoa, you really loaded up your plate!” I snapped back “Uh no I didn’t!”- because I hadn’t at ALL! It pissed me off like no other and I stewed angrily throughout the entire meal. 

As for me, I’m 10.5 weeks. What pregnancy feels like to me is the longest hangover of my life. Physically, I’m feeling awful. I have no energy. I’m truly miserable in my body and I can only imagine what the 3rd trimester feels like. I’m exhausted, I’m consistently sick, I’m either disgusted by eating or starving, can’t sleep, I feel fat, and on and on. And on top of that I’m mad at myself for not liking being pregnant so far because I always thought I would, I’ve wanted this for so long. I also feel guilty admitting how I feel and tend to tell everyone but my Darling Husband that I feel good, until they prod and I admit it (or Darling Husband tells them the truth).

Mentally, I’m beyond thrilled about this baby, so incredibly grateful, excited for everything to come (having a big belly, feeling kicks, meeting the baby). This makes up for how I feel physically. Emotionally, I’m a big ball of sap about the baby and how much I already love it. I can cry at the drop of a hat and everything makes me feel something (whether it’s anger, sadness, joy, etc) to a degree that feels like my normal emotions on steroids. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@AvantLaLettre: I hate it. I’ve taken to trying not to eat in front of people because I can’t eat anymore without SOMEONE making a comment. It REALLY bothers me and that’s no way to live 🙁

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Navy_Wife: I seriously had a friend that did that to a stranger. Too funny.

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