Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Bad Parts

Because I didn't really remember this part, I wanted to document it.

Sometimes pregnancy isn't all it's cracked up to be. I was lucky both times with morning sickness. I almost feel guilty sometimes when I see my friends struggling to sit upright without throwing up, because I rarely (if ever) threw up.

I love being pregnant (most of the time) but here are the parts I hate about being pregnant: The part where my tummy is so heavy it hurts my back to walk around. The part where I get up 5 times night to pee, even if I limit my fluids after 8. The part where I pee, then stand up and have to pee again, repeatedly. The part where I feel dehydrated if I don't drink gallons a day. The part where toast gives me heartburn. The part where my hormones are so out of whack I cry for no reason, or I feel overwhelmed for no reason so I cry. The part where getting up off the floor after sitting requires and crane lift. The part where I can't sleep because no position is comfortable or once I am comfortable, baby isn't so he flops around until I move.

Did I mention not being able to sleep? That really is the worst part because you know you are about to be without sleep on a regular basis but you can't get comfortable or your brain just won't turn off. Oh, I almost forgot. The restless legs. If you've never had restless legs you're missing out, it's fun. Mine start just after a positive pregnancy test and last until the end. It's awesome.

I know I will miss experiencing all of this some day, but just in case I think I want to do it again, I want to remember all the bad stuff too. The fun stuff is so easy to remember, but I really don't think our brains have the capacity for all the bad stuff. If we did, we wouldn't do it over and over.


Amy said...

Oh yes I would lol. I do remember all the bad stuff. Trust me, you don't know uncomfortable until your womb is occupied with more then one baby. I was so uncomfortable with twins I don't know how my friends with quads did it! But I guess I never view the bad stuff as making the experience less worth while. I just take it for what it is, making another person is hard work. If it was easy we wouldn't be such a complicated race!

Sally @ A Blessed Existence said...

Definitely don't think it takes away from the experience, but it's just one of those things that people don't always tell you or talk about. Overall pregnancy is really easy for me, so I'm just venting, at 4 am, when I can't sleep. lol I do not take it for granted.

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