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No, I don’t really know who “they” is, but it works. Let’s just say … I knew nothing about what it would really be like to be pregnant. Despite having many friends, mom, aunts, cousins, etc, who had all gone through it, NOBODY TOLD ME! I think they don’t want to scare you too much.
They don’t tell you that you will be so sensitive to smells in the beginning that opening the fridge will you have running to the bathroom to puke. (Happened to me several times.)
They don’t tell you your intestines will be pushed into the top of your stomach and therefore it will be impossible to be “regular” and you will have the deadliest constipation you ever imagined … and perhaps some hemorrhoids to boot.
They tell you you will be very tired. They don’t tell you that at some points you could fall off your office chair and fall asleep on the floor, that some days all you can think about is sleep, but when you want to go to sleep your discomfort will have you waking up every 2 hours, even at 4 months. (As many will attest … the Snoogle is sent from Heaven and the only way I have slept for months.)
They don’t tell you that after 12 weeks of fearing miscarriage you will spend the next 28 weeks worrying that the baby will just die in your womb or be strangled by the umbilical cord.
They don’t tell you you will spend immeasurable amounts of time thinking about and playing with your growing belly, wondering how large it will get.
They certainly don’t tell you that at 6 months you will consider performing your own c-section with an Exacto knife because you’re not sure you can take 3 more months of heartburn, constipation, worry, forgetfulness, lack of sleep, and general insanity.
I know it’s all worth it … but I could have used a little better warning!
This post is really for Amy Beth’s “Fetus Fridays.” Although I think those posts are supposed to be motherly advice, not whining. But maybe Amy Beth’s Roomie will feel some compassion for what she’s going though too!