Top Ten Things I Hate About Being Pregnant

Eve - posted on 06/26/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )

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1. Turning into The Hulk. When people ask me, "how are you feeling?" I'm tempted to say I feel like kicking everyone in the nuts just so they can feel my pain! And if I'm not ready to tear my hair out and scream at the top of my lungs, I'm a blubbering mess over the stupidest commercials. Even my children mock me, "you're about to cry again, aren't you?" Even worse, I can't win an argument even if my point is valid because my hubby just blames it on my crazy hormones.
2. Morning sickness. My doctor lied. It's not just in the morning, and it did not go away after the first trimester! Do you know how much I hate not being able to eat ice cream, or bacon (or ice cream WITH bacon) just to save myself the trouble of involuntary projectile upchucking?
3. Being asked the same questions over and over. I should walk around in a shirt that says "Yes, I'm expecting; this isn't the Freshman 15. No, I don't know if it's a boy or a girl; and no, I don't care what the baby's gender is as long as it's healthy...etc., etc..."
4. The guessing game. "I bet it's a girl because your belly is round" or "It's gotta be a boy because you already have two girls." As if there's any medical basis to their predictions, or that I had any control over my husband's sperm giving me the X or the Y chromosome...
5. Strangers rubbing my belly. Whoa! I don't know you. At least take me out to dinner before you start touching me inappropriately.
6. Wearing the same outfits week after week because nothing else fits. I refuse to wear fugly maternity clothes so I'm left with tops that look like tents and bottoms that are stretchy or have drawstrings. Everyone says that I have that beautiful pregnancy glow. Trust me, it's just because I've been huffing and puffing trying to squeeze into my clothes.
7. Sweaty b••bs. Need I say more?
8. My whole body hurts -- shooting leg cramps, hips dislocated with every waddle, and my baby's kicks feel like it's trying to punch its way out of my vajayjay!
9. Swollen fingers. Sometimes I just have to take my wedding ring off so it doesn't cut off circulation to my fat finger, but then I get the dirtiest looks, like they think I'm 16 and pregnant :(
10. My pea-sized bladder. Why do I have to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes? It really makes getting ready to go out take even longer. And forget about coughing or sneezing -- ain't nobody got time for that! I might as well just wear Depends!

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Denikka - posted on 07/21/2013

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I wasn't induced, all natural :P And yea. . .I know everyone hates me for it XD

It sucks that you're having such a rough time Eve :( It will end soon though :D and then you'll have that little one to make it all worth it :)

Eve - posted on 07/21/2013

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Congrats Denikka!!! It's not the labor I'm worried about, which is why I just wanna fast-forward through the pregnancy part. Being a sweaty preggo beast in this heat wave is NOT a pretty picture! AND I just spent ANOTHER sleepless night puking -- when does it end?!?!
Yours only took 3.5 hrs -- lucky!!! Did you have it induced? My two daughters took 5-7 hrs, not too bad. I remember even stopping to get something to eat on the way to the hospital coz I knew I wasn't getting anything but ice chips once we were there, lol.

Denikka - posted on 07/17/2013

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Sorry Shawnn, should have updated much sooner :P I popped on the 5th :P
3.5 hours of labor (from full beginning-first contraction to birth :P) 5 minutes and 3 pushed and I had a beautiful baby boy named Keagan:P 10lb even and 22 inches long :P
So that means all 3 of my kids are exactly 1lb 2 oz apart (7lb 12oz, 8lb 14oz and now 10lb even) and 1/2 an inch (21, 21.5, and 22 inches) apart from each other :P

Still sending best wishes Eve :P hope you have a labor like mine :P

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/17/2013

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Hey, Eve...YOu're getting closer... LOL

How's it going?

And Denikka...update???

Eve - posted on 07/01/2013

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You crack me up, Denikka! So jealous you're almost due:)
Here comes more venting...
My FIL is visiting this week. I've been dreading this coz the last time we visited him in Puerto Rico was right after I had my 2nd child, and the VERY FIRST thing that came out of his mouth was, "you gained A LOT of weight!" WTF do I say to that? Remember why we came to visit? So you can meet our brand-new baby!!! I'm sorry I'm not one of these celebrities with a personal trainer who can whip them back to shape as soon as they pop one out! Anyway, this time around, at least he waited 15-20 minutes into the conversation before saying, "How many months are you? You look BIG." He's the ONLY one who thinks that. Most people actually don't realize I'm pregnant until I rub my belly. I was even worried about not gaining enough weight because of my morning sickness, but my doctor says I'm perfectly normal. He wants to know if we want to take a vacation and fly back with him on Friday. I seriously don't know if I can take more than a week of my FIL's insults. Am I being overly sensitive or is he just a bit rude?

Denikka - posted on 06/28/2013

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I'm with you there Eve. Also on my 3rd, got less than 2 weeks left..but this whole pregnancy has just been like..*are we done yet? Can I has my baby now?* And I haven't had nearly all 10 issues that you listed XD But 6, 7 8 and 10 all hit home. That, horrible insomnia...and forcing myself to get up at 12am and 3 am to eat something because my damn stomach has just growled so loudly it woke me out of a solid sleep and now won't let me crash out again.

Isn't pregnancy just SO much fun???
Now excuse me while I have to haul my preggo butt to the floor to clean up the giant puddle of sarcasm I just dripped everywhere XD

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/28/2013

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Oh, how I can totally sympathize...my youngest was a late september baby...MISERABLE pregnancy...on bedrest for the last few weeks of it.

You rant all ya want, girl, because we'll all understand!

Eve - posted on 06/28/2013

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Funny, I was super excited (but also worried about every little thing) with my 1st. Then I felt more like a pro with my 2nd. Now with this being my 3rd, I'm just SO over it. I'm due mid-Sept. but I wish I can just fast-forward to that euphoric moment when my baby looks up at me for the very first time! I know I have a lot of awesome milestones to look forward to, and my two daughters are also excited. That's why I love this website -- it helps me keep my crazy rants in the closet, LOL, so I don't rain on their parade!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/27/2013

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Eve, this site didn't exist when I had mine, but oh boy, did you bring back the memories!

How much longer do you have to endure? And is this your first? If so, I promise that the reward is AWESOME!

Eve - posted on 06/26/2013

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Thanks, Shawnn! Is it obvious I was having a particularly rough day?

Any other moms/moms-to-be who need to vent, feel free to add to the list!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/26/2013

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Hang in there, Eve! I'm an 18 year survivor of pregnancy...so it does happen...

LOL...you had me giggling, girl, because you nailed it! Know that we all understand, and sympathize, and congratulate you on your up and coming blessing!

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