So everyone congratulates you when they find out you’re pregnant, well it’s either that or they give you the evil eye for doing some socially unacceptable thing (let’s not even go there). Then they smile, give you advice and tell you how being pregnant is absolutely wonderful and beautiful. NEWSFLASH: It’s not! Well, at least not for all of us!
Okay, so pregnancy is amazing and wonderful but trust me, not all of it is. In the first few weeks of pregnancy, you feel like you’ve been hit by a bus and if you weren’t expecting it, you’re going to go mad wondering why.
You begin to feel tired. Not just like I’ve had a long day tired; nope, it’s more like I’ve had a long life tired!! You can fall asleep immediately, not almost immediately, I mean literally immediately. Like you can sit down and BAM! you’re in lala land!
Irritation is now a thing. It can be triggered by anything, everything and even nothing! Yep, you’re just irritated. Wake up and hear the hubby breathe and that’s it, you’re ready to kill him. Don’t ask me why, that’s the beauty of pregnancy I guess?!?
Your body feels as though you’ve just fought in the Trojan War and then came back for round 2. Pregnancy number 2 will feel as though you have been shot at and tortured. Pregnancy number 3 though? Hah! This is as though you’re walking through hell at a snail’s pace. Get up in the morning, and cringe as your every body part aches.
Growing pains. Yes growing a human makes you tired and grumpy. It also makes you stop, drop and roll as you feel the little one grow inside you. By pregnancy number 3, you probably know exactly which body part is stretching to accommodate the little human inside.
That awful throwing up feeling. Yeah, you and your nose aint going to be friends anymore. You have this constant feeling to gag, ALWAYS. Basically anything is about to set you off and smells that you used to love (like your husband’s cologne) is going to have to go! Morning Sickness sucks!
Bye – bye Cheesecake, Hello Trifle? If you were a fan of cheesecake, you might not be anymore. Instead, you might be a fan of something that totally appauled you, like, trifle?!? Cravings are probably the love hate part of pregnancy. While you have an excuse to eat whatever, whenever; it also means that you have this annoying feeling that won’t subside unless you get what you want. Like me? I’d probably need a great big Mugg ‘n Bean cheese cake!
The booby trap! Don’t graze them, don’t touch them, don’t even put a bra on them. Your boobs hurt, they just do. It’s like their an open cut that just doesn’t want to close! You’re going to hate them and the fact that they’re going to become large and in charge soon is going to make you want to cut them off!
But apart from being extremely tired, sick and hungry, you’re going to look at your growing tummy and feel an overwhelming sense of love and care. Even though you may not be able to see and hold your little one yet, it will surprise you how much of overflowing love you have for him or her already!
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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.