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    Default What do you like & not like about pregnancy?

    I like:

    -Baby kicks
    -Ultrasounds and the Doppler at appointments
    -Shopping for baby stuff
    -Daydreaming and planning w/ DH about life once he's arrived
    -Living in constant anticipation
    -Those emails from WhatToExpect.com telling me what fruit or veggie my baby is this week (it's a cantaloupe this time!)
    -Names
    -Nursery decor
    -How GOOD food you've been craving tastes
    -How amazingly satisfied you feel when you eat after you've been hungry
    -The heavy sleep of the first & second trimester

    I really really am over:

    -Food aversions
    -No wine or raw sushi (two of my favorite things)
    -Bizarre skin changes (skin tags, one boob is a different color than the other, bacne)
    -Not being able to comfortably run anymore, and my favorite workouts becoming more awkward and uncomfortable every week
    -Having enormous boobs (mine comically blew up, from a C to a DD)
    -All the comments, good and bad, about my appearance. It makes me self conscious to suddenly have all these random people saying things to me about how big/different I am
    -Gaining weight
    -Hot, humid weather
    -Pushing a shopping cart with a big tummy
    -Not being able to pick up my son, who is 7 years old and 50 lbs...I probably COULD pick him up, but there's no need to, of course. I used to just for fun on occasions, though
    -How much time I spend in bathrooms
    Boy (4/03) -- Girl (12/05) -- Boy (11/10)

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    HonoluluMom is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    I absolutely loved being pregnant with DD! Some things I can think of:

    I loved feeling her move, her hiccups, and her kicks and punches; seeing her on the ultrasound; hearing her heartbeat, etc.

    However, I didn't really enjoy having to eat super healthy (I cut out all nitrates, caffeine, greasy/oily foods, high mercury foods), the charley horses in the middle of the night, and the morning sickness.

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    Ohhh this is fun!!! I was just thinking about this the other day!

    I love:
    my basketball (large beach ballish) belly
    that my hair has stopped falling out and looks absolutely awesome with no product help
    the kicks and flutters
    hearing her move during an NST test
    seeing her move on the ultra sound
    planning another nursery
    sharing my excitement with DD and DH
    having an easy excuse to put my feet up and not do anything

    I don't love:
    not being able to bend over
    not being able to drink wine
    the kankles that are showing up
    having to take it easy when I don't want to
    not being able to play with DD the way I'd like to
    the way some people feel they have the right to touch my belly and while hands on belly, ask if she's moving
    the acne that has showed up all over my body
    the anxiety/anxiousness (sp?) of having another preemie baby.........I just want to make it to week 38!!

    DD1 2/08
    DD2 8/10

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    I love:
    - feeling and watching the baby move
    - great skin and hair (and, oddly, no need for deodorant...that was a surprise)
    - boobs! I love my new C-cups and the hot push-up bras I bought for them
    - shopping for baby clothes
    - watching DH become more and more attached to our little guy - reading him stories and reciting the same poem to him every night (yes, he's still in utero)
    - attention from everyone
    - not having to suck in my tummy ever
    - having something in common to talk about with people I've never connected with before
    - the hormones that make me absolutely over-the-moon smitten with DH, who I love to distraction anyway
    - ultrasounds

    Not so fond of:
    - cutting out booze
    - cutting out deli meat sandwiches
    - how hard it is to bend over or stand back up once I squat down
    - rolling over in bed has become a major process
    - peeing 1 million times a day
    - 5 months of morning sickness (all day long)
    - gaining fat on my legs because I've been giving in to my sweet tooth and not exercising much
    - worrying about belly flab and boob sag post-baby
    - the whole concept of giving birth - why couldn't humans just be marsupials, huh?
    - not knowing WHEN this huge, life-changing event is going to happen
    - sore back, feet
    - inability to concentrate at work!
    Emma in Bermuda
    Mama to furkids Beau and Mattie
    DS1 born June 2010
    DS2 born November 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlsMom View Post
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    - watching DH become more and more attached to our little guy - reading him stories and reciting the same poem to him every night (yes, he's still in utero)...
    My dad did this with me when my mom was expecting. Mom is convinced this is why I am so attached to my dad!

    FWIW, I recited poetry to my li'l bean (mostly 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll) myself and encouraged DH to talk to the belly, too. (Truthfully, I think he felt silly doing it.)
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    i loved EVERYTHING about pregnancy except for morning sickness, and to a lesser extent, heartburn. being uncomfortable and having hard time standing/walking around for long periods was a little annoying. that was NOTHING compared to morning sickness though. .-down that was the worst part of pregnancy

    i LOVED feeling the baby kick and seeing baby on the ultrasound. my DS kicked A LOT. it was soo cool to feel and SEE the kicks, and DH could feel/see them too. that was the best part.

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    Ohhhhh I forgot to add peeing............I feel my day now consists of drinking water, peeing and trying to go to the bathroom.......anything else I accomplish inbetween those acts is a bonus.

    DD1 2/08
    DD2 8/10

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    Hmmm.

    I love getting a baby and it's all worth it. I don't really dislike being pregnant. But I prefer being able to chase DD, spin class, having a normal appetite, not being tired all the time, not waking up every 2 hours at night to pee, having clothes that fit over my boobs, and drinking.

    Maybe ask again when I'm not 8.5 months in!
    DD - 8
    DS - 5

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    I liked ...

    * singing and playing music and feeling Baby "dance" (DD had a thing for Stevie Wonder's 'Superstitious', AC/DC, KISS and Rush. Now that she's here, she still loves Rush.)
    * imagining what Baby would look like (we didn't get any 3D u/s's)
    * dressing the best I have ever dressed in a LONG time
    * researching baby gear/creating our registries

    I did NOT like ...

    * morning sickness
    * leg pain
    * support hose
    * driving (driving + morning sickness = recipe for disaster; driving + belly + non-adjustable steering wheel + icy roads = recipe for disaster)

    I was lucky that I carried small enough to just look fat to the average person on the street or else I would have had to practice my punchout. (My biggest fear was that some stranger was going to touch my belly without my permission ... and I'd end up calling DH from the police station because I'd slugged them.)
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    DD (3/2010)

    "Make mistakes! Get messy!" - Miss Frizzle

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    I liked the end result (baby) and that's about it.
    Melissa

    DD#1: April 2004
    DD#2: January 2007

    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." Jack Layton 1950 - 2011

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