Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What it feels like being pregnant

This morning i've been browsing the net trying to look for an answer with the feelings that i am experiencing as a first time preggy mommy, and i came to this wonderful site, and read about a nice article about what it feels like being pregnant. So here it is, just wanted to share, in courtesy of

What They Forgot To Tell You About Pregnancy:

  • What it feels like to have your ribs used as footrests...from the inside.
  • That sometimes it appears like you have a strange alien creature with 10 arms and legs about to burst out your belly button...ewww!!
  • That you will probably want to go out and buy a box of adult diapers for the amount of times you end up peeing in your underwear while coughing, sneezing, laughing or throwing up.
  • That by the end of your pregnancy, you will need a forklift to help get you off the couch or bed (or at least one really strong person).
  • That even the silliest of things will make you cry your eyes out.
  • How many times you will have to call the doctor about all your super embarrassing female questions.
  • That the toilet will become your new "best friend" or "second home" for at least one reason or another.
  • That you don't really know the meaning of a full bladder until you've had to do an ultrasound....or been kicked there from the inside.
  • How bad those mood swings really can out everyone!
  • That you will get so big, you will have to stand sideways when washing dishes, doing laundry or brushing your teeth.
  • That everybody else around you apparently is a pregnancy expert, especially your mother in law.
  • That you won't be cutting your own toenails for quite a few months if you can't get anyone to help you.
  • Forget about shaving for quite a while too...unless you REALLY trust your partner!
  • That it becomes really hard to squat over the toilet with all that extra about good leg exercises!
  • That the simplest of things, like walking up a flight of stairs or walking to get the mail, would make you feel like you really need a nap.
  • That people suddenly feel like they have the right to rub and pat your growing it's not attached to the rest of you.
  • That the word "discharge" would become a common part of your vocabulary....and the scary thing won't be embarrassed!
  • That they just don't make sexy bras in DD's. It's all about support, support and more support!
  • Sexy can forget those too! Comfort and cotton...that's it!
  • That you will never look at your husband quite the same again.
  • That your breasts start leaking BEFORE the baby is even here yet.
  • That you will cry when strangers say to you, "any day now?", when you are only 6 months along.
  • That whoever coined the term "morning sickness" didn't know what they were talking about. What it should be named is "morning, midday, afternoon, evening and night sickness".
  • What it actually feels like to be kicked or headbutted in the cervix..owww!!
  • That rolling over in bed from one side of your body to the other is a huge chore requiring lots of huffing and puffing
  • That the sleepless nights begin BEFORE the baby is born.
  • That you had better buy some slip on shoes for when you get real big...unless you are going to have someone around to tie your shoes for you.
  • That you will spend so much time cleaning and re-cleaning the same exact things over and over again in preparation for the baby's arrival.
  • That you won't care how much of a pig you look like when you gobble down your second full plate of food...much to every one's amazement!
  • That memory is.....darn it! What was I going to say?
  • That you can both hysterically laugh and hysterically cry within the same few moments.
  • That your sense of smell is a lot better than it used to be, especially when it comes to the things that make you nauseous.
  • That you will start to break out in pimples like you are going through puberty all over again.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Feel the baby kicked

For a week now i've been overwhelmed with the movement and kicks of my little angel inside my womb, sometimes i feel it super low, especially in my bladder that i have to run in the washroom as its so uncomfortable. But its a wonderful feeling , now its clear to me that i am really carrying a baby. I was so worried before, and now that i feel the movement, i enjoy and cherish every moment of it.

Now that i am almost 6 months, i start experiencing aches and pains in different parts of my body, especially in my back. Every time i go to sleep, i have to reposition my self so i can breath easier. oh i'm just so thankful with my body pillow, as it gives me comfort in sleeping. Sometimes i have this heartburn, gas pain and flatulence, pain in both hands every time i wake up, and there's one thing that is so annoying for me, i always have stuffy nose in the middle of the night and early morning that i should have a tissue in my bedside. Just so thankful that i dont have a skin breakout this time, not yet i guess, unlike my first pregnancy. But all of these are just minors, its part of the joy of being pregnant. I love the thought that i'm going to be a mother soon, no matter what it takes, pressure, pain or whatever it is, i'm willing to go through all those as long as my baby is healthy.

It's a big day for me and my husband as i will have my second ultrasound tomorrow. It is a detailed ultrasound, checking if there will be an abnormalities of the baby (God forbid) and we will know the gender of the baby as well. It doesn't matter to us if its a boy or a girl, as long as the baby is healthy and no abnormalities. After tomorrow, i can start decorating the room for the baby, finally! Yey! been waiting for that.....I always believe that the fulfillment of every woman's life is to be a mother, i know some women may react but majority wants to be a mother in future. Carrying or bearing a child in the womb for 9 months is not an easy task, it needs a lot of patience and love, but it is a wonderful feeling that a woman will always cherish forever.