What do you like about being pregnant?

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What do you like about being pregnant?
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 2:07pm

And what do you dislike?

I like that for once in my life it's ok to gain a little bit of weight. And I also LOVE having people tell me I'm glowing! And one of these days I will love having a big ol belly, though that still seems like it's never gonna happen this time. Stupid fat.

I HATE stomach muscle pain and hip pain! My hips aren't hurting much right now except for when I sit on a hard surface, but I know it's coming and I'm dreading it.

I'm on the fence about how I feel about a tiny person wiggling inside me. Usually it's really cool, like she's punching my belly and saying "Hey mom what's happenin!", but a lot of the time the movement just feels creepy to me... does anyone else feel that way sometimes, or am I the only weird one?

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Fri, 08-27-2010 - 2:12pm

Some of the things I like about being pregnant are...having people treat you special because you are pregnant and having an excuse to be too tired to do certain things!

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Fri, 08-27-2010 - 3:00pm

this pregnancy has been different from my last. I felt the baby move a week earlier and s/he has stronger kicks. I love the attention a pregnant woman gets and the pampering. I like to milk it and say my back or feet hurt real bad and DF usually gives me a rub. I liked feeling DS move but with this one I feel it bugs me a lil cuz I dont know when it will happen and I cant control it. That sounds weird huh? lol. I dislike the lack of sleep with DS running around to keep me busy, not fitting into all the sexy clothes n dresses, and not being able to drink alcohol. I craved red wine at the end of my pregnancy with DS but with this one I want bud light lime already. Last night We went to Olive Garden and I could smell the wine sooo strong and my mouth watered. I guess i'll be sniffing wine and beer for the next 6 months or so...

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Fri, 08-27-2010 - 9:03pm

I love...

looking forward to meeting our baby
friends being almost as excited as we are
when my husband sings silly songs to my stomach

I hate...

not being able to take my migraine meds :(
missing my occasional alcoholic mixed drink treat
middle back pain

I, too, sometimes feel slightly creeped out by the baby's movements. It's nothing like it was with dd, but more like I am repeatedly going on the drop tower at Carowinds. Still and all, I like her letting me know she's still cool in there :)

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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 8:42am

I LOVE feeling the movements! So affirming and special.

I also love seeing myself blossom, getting that large, rounded belly that everyone knows at a glance is a baby growing.
And I love the primal rush I get from DH's loving attentions. It truly is special, after having gone through years of doubting I would ever be able to conceive, to feel so fecund and full of life, so womanly and natural.

I love looking forward to birthing again at home this time, because in sharp contrast to my first experience in a hospital, last time at home, it was so much easier, more peaceful, happier, and sacred. I love looking forward to birthing and not being harassed or messed with, frightened, etc.

What I DON'T love, is that my hyper-mobile sacro-iliac joint KILLS me some days! Some nights, like last night, I couldn't do anything but lie there hurting, couldn't wiggle, twist, or snap into a better configuration... usually I can "pop" my hip and make it feel better. Last night, all I could do was take 2 tylenol and have "marital relations" which is a great pain reliever, and finally slept.

I also don't love breast and nipple tenderness, occasionally still getting nausea from 4-8 pm, and still being unable to get through the day sometimes without a midday nap, which seriously makes it hard to whip through all the things I need to be getting ahead on with the house.... I can hold my own more or less, day to day, on housework, but I need to be doing MORE than that, I need to be doing home improvement projects, and decluttering, planning a yard sale ASAP, etc... and none of it's getting done, when I feel like cooking, housework, and getting out with the kids for daily exercise, walks, and social time, is a full day for me.



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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 8:19pm

I love day dreaming about my ds and this new baby growing up together and being the best of friends, all the special attention from my friends and family, especially my husband, and being able to gain weight without feeling guilty.

I hate not being

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 9:18am

This pregnancy has allowed me to gain a significant amount of weight (about 20 lbs already) without it really being that big of a deal. (I've always been sort of obsessed with being slim and trim.) So, I like that. I feel sort of empowered by the idea that it's not really about me anymore. I like my round belly, as long as I have already found something to wear that will fit over it! I like feeling the baby move around -- it always puts a smile on my face! And I like the way this prengancy has changed my relationship with my DH, and my mother.

I dislike the fact that my life pretty much revolves around when and what we're eating next. I have to plan accordingly! I seriously dislike the middle-of-the-night nausea that comes like clockwork, and not being able to sleep on my back without worrying whether I'm killing my child. I miss running and the occasional glass of wine, too.

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 9:34am

Hi ladies,

It's been awhile since I've posted, but now that I'm feeling better I'm back in!

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The special treatment you get when youre pregnant and having an excuse not to do chores, etc. lol

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 8:45pm

I like...all the planning for this new little person; the fact that after 3 years, we finally have some success; watching DH be nervouse and excited and freaked out all at the same time

I don't like...being constantly exhausted; having everyone feel it's ok to ask really personal questions or try and touch you; I absolutely hate my ever increasing boob - I'm already up 2 bra sizes and busting out of the largest needing to go up again this weekend

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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:19pm
I like that I can get seated first in the shuttle at the U, and how people will (usually) give up their seats for me. I also like feeling the movement, although I dont like when it happens when I'm trying to sleep. DH loves how big I get, so for him, it's something I like.
I don't like having heart problems, hip pain, sciatic nerve pain, blurry vision, the nausea, fatigue, and feeling like you could just roll to get wherever you need to go. I also hate that people treat me like I'm disabled and can't lift a box or something. The worst though is having the newborn. I don't do well with sleep deprivation so I prefer being pregnant over having a baby.

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