10 "fun" things that no one really tells you about pregnancy.....
Pregnancy is an amazing time in your life, because your body is growing a human!!!!! Yeah thats real we can grow humans inside our bodies, WHAT! This still blows my mind and I've done it multiple times and I see it daily in my work as a Doula and Maternal Professional. Some people LOVE it and others not so much.
Well I am one of those people who loves being pregnant, even when it comes with a lot of crazy as this pregnancy has, but there are so many things no one tells you about pregnancy. The weird, the funny, the annoying and the lovable. So I decided to write a few and tell all you pregnant person's or becoming/wanting to become pregnant person's out there some fun facts about being pregnant that no one really mentions.... Out loud anyway lol
The stunning beauty in pregnancy <3
AND the 10 "fun" facts.....
1. The exhaustion in your first trimester.
The struggle is real! This shit will hit you like a ton of bricks. You might find yourself unable to open your eyes in the middle of your day or maybe 10 mins after you get out of bed. This is a normal part of pregnancy and it may subside when you hit your second trimester OR it may not! It might also go away and then come back in your third trimester... Surprise!
2. Pregnancy brain.
YUP thats a real thing. And man it gets worse with each pregnancy.
Mid conversation ..... and its gone.....
Mid task..... and you forget.....
Driving somewhere..... yup forget your destination.....
Hungry? have to pee? don't wait to long because you'll forget hahaha
Write a list to remember...... yup you forget about that too...
3. Putting your shoes on or socks.
You think this is such an easy task that you do every day maybe even more than once a day. WELL once you start to grow that shit becomes HARD! Try bending over with a boulder attached to the front of you. Its not squishy or moveable THERE IS A HUMAN IN THERE! So putting on boots or tie up shoes HAHAHAHA yeah becomes your least favourite thing to do.
4. Trying to get out of bed in the morning.
The picture well explains this one! Trying to get out of bed further along in your pregnancy be like.... a turtle on his shell trying to roll over. Tuck and roll my friends, tuck and roll.
5. Oh, the pants.
These pants will become your best friend! They aren't cute or sexy by any means but they are life saving comfort when your pregnant.
What you want sex to look like when your pregnant and what sex actually looks like when your pregnant. Two TOTALLY different things lol Some couple rock it and make it look like the sexy it is but lets face it most of us don't haha It's not as easy or as sexy as you think trying to have sexy time with that boulder on the front end.
It can hurt sometimes, be awkward, amazing, normal.... theres no telling until your in it. (no pun intended lol)
What we want What we might think
Need I say more. Some of us find sleep very hard during pregnancy and others it comes with ease.
It often looks a little like this... go to bed.... toss and turn until somewhat comfortable..... need to pee.... get up to pee.... back to bed and try to get comfy again..... sleep.... baby wakes and kicks.... you have to pee again..... back to bed to toss and turn to get comfy..... you have to pee again... sleep..... and its morning! Surprise!
I won't tell you which sleeper I am.
8. Shaving while pregnant.
WORST TASK EVER! One of those things we take for granted because it seems so easy when we are not pregnant. Well when you are it becomes a challenge. Shaving your legs is tricky and you find a way to maneuver your belly between them and shift them out to the side to shave them. BUT try shaving places you can't see...... now thats tricky, but we figure it out lol
9. Pregnancy with other children.
Pregnancy with other children.... Let's face it, this is just a lot harder. Being pregnant with just the human growing in you is exhausting, fun, special, new, and not that much of a daily change. WELL pregnancy when you have other children to take care of is MUCH different.
I now have a tiny little human I'm growing and I'm exhausted and hungry and my hormones are all willy nilly and I also have a toddler to take care of and feed, bath, play with, pick up and keep alive. I don't get to nap like I did my first pregnancy, My toddler steals all my food, he watches me pee 100x a day or shit because yeah can't do that on your own any more either, he has tantrums over not being able to kick my belly or jump off the furniture from crazy heights and he wants what he wants when he wants it and thats the bottom line, it doesn't matter what I'm doing or need in that moment. So needless to say pregnancy with a toddler or other children is defiantly not as smooth as it was the first time around. You cry more, you sleep less and you may or may not lock yourself in the bathroom sometimes just to have a moment to yourself lol. OH and then he's super cute or sweet and it all melts away and he steals your heart and makes you cry because your hormones are crazy and he is your baby and its all about to change.
Emotions, emotions, emotions.......
10. The Kicks and the growing of a tiny human.
When you feel your baby kick for the first time there is no words to explain the feelings. The excitement, the love, the bond, the magic! Knowhingthat your growing a tiny human in your body is just so amazing. Personally this is my absolute favourite part of pregnancy, feelingly little bean kicking away in there and knowing I'm creating life within me.
But that being said it is also the weirdest thing you may ever experience lol Like feeling this little human physically playing with my bladder is a bit weird to say the least. Feeling him kick my actual ribs, back or butt... cool but weird... The feeling when he literally kicks my vagina and it feels like he is trying to escape hahah... yup another weird one. Knowing that all of my organs are not in the spots they should be because they have moved to make way for him to grow, yup thats crazy! Knowing that I am not only one living human right now, I am two! I have a whole little person inside me, still blows my mind daily.
Aren't we AWESOME!
There are so many more silly, crazy, happy or terrifying things I could write about pregnancy but for today these 10 fun facts are what I have for you! These are all personal experiences or ones of knowledge from being in the Doula profession. If you have your own fun facts or can relate please feel free to comment on the blog and tell me about them! I want to hear all about your pregnancies!
Ta Ta for now my friends! -- Ashley, MyDoula+
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