Pregnancy has taught me a lot and some things have really surprised me…
1. My leg hair basically stopped growing since becoming pregnant. It’s been quite nice not to have to shave and still have silky smooth legs 🙂
2. I expected my boobs to get huge. Everyone talks about how sore they are and how big they grow. Yeah, not mine. Much to my husband’s dismay…
3. I do NOT like the attention that being pregnant draws in. I know some people love this but I seriously hate it. I can’t stand people constantly looking at me, assessing my belly, asking me how I’m feeling.
This is kind of strange because normally I don’t mind talking about myself haha! But pregnancy has changed that. Maybe it’s because….
4. I have had a really hard time embracing this “new” body. I knew I would grow but right before I got pregnant I was finally at a place where I felt good about my body and now my body just feels so foreign to me.
5. I really cannot understand those women who say they just “LOVE” being pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong, I have had one of the easiest pregnancies on the books. I wasn’t sick once, I never got that majorly exhausted feeling everyone talks about, I had no food aversions, sensitivity to smell or anything like that. I have had no major issues whatsoever, but I haven’t loved being pregnant.
Will I miss feeling Little B’s kicks and rolls, yes, but having him with us on the outside sounds far more amazing to me.
Am I forever grateful to God for blessing us with this miracle, YES! But I am human, I am selfish and I miss my old self.
6. I never really got all super emotional like most people say they do. I don’t’ recall a time that I spontaneously burst into tears or had a major lash out at my husband. I feel like I’ve handled these hormones pretty well.
7. Pregnancy brings on a whole slew of ‘digestive’ issues. Pooping has never been such a triumph and gas is second nature…
8. Patience is a must. You do a lot of waiting.
In the beginning you wait for that first OB appointment and then you wait for the next and you wait to tell everyone the exciting news. Then you wait for that BIG ultrasound to see all the fingers and toes and to find out if that precious little nugget is a boy or a girl! Then you wait to get to those weekly appointments and then you wait for that precious little babe to arrive!
9. Everyone tells you not to compare your pregnancy to someone else’s and it’s true. That can be torture. Am I as big/small as her? She’s already dilated at x weeks… etc. But I will say…
10. It has been so awesome having bloggy friends who are expecting around the same time as me. I have learned so much and been able to ask questions and talk to these ladies openly about pregnancy and they know exactly what I am going through at that very moment.