I am so glad I'm almost finished with work. The aches and pains of going up and down ladders and getting off the floor when I have to stock the bottom shelves is almost enough to make me cry! And my bump gets in the way so much. I work at a counter where the phones are mounted right at bump level and I am always turning them on with my belly. The first time it happened I laughed it off. Now it happens a couple times a week and is a bit embarrassing.
just how bad and debilitating SPD could be as I never expected to become a prisoner in my own home from 19 weeks, be in a wheel chair by 24 week or that it would hurt so bad I'd burst into tears just trying to put my knickers on or wiping my bum!
Just how risky having a low lying placenta could be and that a chunk of said placenta could fall out, with no warning!
That being on full bed rest from 25 weeks is actually not much fun...
That my friends would abandon me and be totally unsympathetic to what im going through, and quoting that I am just pregnant and not ill will result in a less than polite reponse, and that visitors can be counted on one hand for the last 11 weeks
That your body hair grows at an astonishing rate and trying keep your legs fuzz free and lady bits neat becomes an impossible task
That you start growing hair where you probably shouldnt
That my head hair would take on a life of its own and develop a weird kink, and become almost un stylable!
That morning sickness can mean 24 hour gagging, nausea and actual sickness until 23 weeks, and odd bouts of sickness still persisting at gone 28 weeks
That you become a discharge producing machine, yuk
That your farts become toxic, even to you, and there is no holding them in no matter what you do!
The pains and twinges you get in and around bump and lady bits that hurt like hell and cause tears and major panic only for your midwife to look at you like you're mad and state that they are normal, really???
and, that I would be so totally and utterly in love with the little life growing in my now bulging furry belly that I would get so emotional every time he has his mad kicking sessions or that I would get my bump out at every opportunity xx
No one tells you about the rib pain!! I've spent so many days wincing because I feel like I've been doing crunches in my sleep.
No one also warned me that every pregnant lady becomes public property and it is perfectly acceptable for strangers to touch you, judge you and generally make unwelcome suggestions while we have to smile pleasantly.
Also it would be nice if someone just said that you might not enjoy pregnancy. Even if you're having an okay pregnancy you don't have to love the experience.
What annoys me is that OH doesn't believe that pregnancy is the reason for all the horrific things about me
I have a hairy tummy...BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT
My hair is greasy the day after washing it...BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT
My face has gotten fatter...BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT
I get horrendous discharge...BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT
I now get some spots...BECAUSE I'M PREGNANT
I look like Godzilla in the mornings...Ummm ok i'll give him that one, that's not pregnancy that's just me!
But it seems like he doesn't believe that i'm a freaky beast due to pregnancy, he just thinks i'm this way normally!! So not true! Asshole...
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