Monday, January 4, 2010

First Timester Nostalgia

Ok, this is where it all starts to go downhill...but we made it! I swore I was going to remember all of the crazy things that happen in the first few weeks and months of pregnancy because I wanted to be able to tell everyone else about it (especially those ladies who are yet to experience the symptoms, and the men who never will). But, now that those days are over, I am blissfully forgetful of what happened. A few tidbits I DO remember-

1) You will pee all the time. Even in the middle of the night. I really got over my fear of public restrooms.
2) Just because you aren't having a period, doesn't mean you won't have cramps. I told the doctor that there was no way I was pregnant because I was way to crampy to not be having a period- he just laughed.
3) Food will become your enemy. While I was nauseous and vomitty, I kept waiting for the "cravings" to kick in. For me, it was mostly- what won't make me puke. Plus, the only thing that helped the nausea was eating- so I mostly just put food in my mouth all the time, whether I wanted to or not. Yuck.
4) Your pants will get tight and you will be bloated. Even when the baby was the size of an apple seed, I hated putting on my jeans. They felt like they were squeezing every inch of me. This did eventually go away, but I couldn't believe how quickly the pregnancy affected my clothing and comfortability. Yet another reason I thought I just had a late period.

So for all of you who have experienced this, you might know what I am talking about. For those who read this and feel like I've shared too much information or made you uncomfortable- imagine how I must have felt (and I didn't even mention boobs)!! Any time you see a pregnant lady walking by, say a little prayer for her, she probably needs it.

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