I hated being pregnant.
I couldn’t stand it. Now don’t get me wrong, I am so very blessed that I was able to conceive and carry a child, I get that. I enjoyed the kicks and the thought that I was creating a life. A life that was half the person I love and myself. But still hated being pregnant. I never understood the women who say that they just love being pregnant. I mean, I didn’t even have morning sickness and I couldn’t stand it. Those women must be magical unicorns.
Here are my reasons:
- No wine. Do I really need to explain more? But really, not being able to come home and have a glass of wine sucked. It was even worse in my case because I quit smoking, drinking and had to come off my anxiety pills (the “safe kind” made me super sick) all at the same time. This made dealing with stress really hard so I especially wished I could have had my wine.
- I was crazy. Hormones come with the territory obviously but no one tells you how out of control you feel. I felt like I wasn’t in my body. There were days where I would be in a great mood, until I pulled into town then I would be super pissed. I couldn’t even tell my husband why I wanted to kill him. I hated feeling like that. Hated feeling out of control with my emotions. Not to mention not being able to have any caffeine (I couldn’t stand coffee), not being on anxiety medication and lack of tobacco didn’t make me a pleasant person.
- Everyone cares. I hated all the extra attention while pregnant. Before being pregnant, no one asks how you are or how you are feeling. But when you get pregnant, everyone suddenly cares about you. Every day I had a million people ask me how I was feeling (which at a certain point you can just glare at those people), how the baby is, what is new blah blah blah. I mean it was all because they cared I guess but it is like people become obsessed with you just because you are pregnant.
- People want to touch you. I have a few tendencies of Aspergers, one of them hating to be touched. It makes me uncomfortable. But when you are pregnant there are a lot of people, mainly older women, that want to touch your belly. I wish I was the type of person that was able to tell them to stop, but I just gritted my teeth through it.
- Heartburn. Oh my did I have heartburn. I would puke up acid it was so bad. I do not miss that at all. Everything under the moon gave me heartburn, even milk. & my kid came out with hardly any hair! These are what saved me http://amzn.to/2jEOQil, I literally ate them like candy most of the time.
- Getting fat. In all fairness most of mine was due to my medical issue (read more about that here) . But it was still super hard to see my body change and not have any control over it. Again, I know this is something that happens when you get pregnant but I had a really hard time with it. I believe it is because I was once really heavy and I had lost so much weight. Even though I knew it was because I was pregnant, there was something in me that was internally panicking about getting back to where I was.
- Food aversions/ cravings. Back to not being in control over my body ( See number 1). I couldn’t stand my normal healthy food anymore and all I wanted was junk food. I blamed Troy for that the entire pregnancy. I even hated coffee!
- All the other body changes. You know what I mean. The other horrible things that happen such as: acne, hot flashes, peeing all the time (at the end), skin tags, swelling and whatever else happened that I tried to block out of my mind. None of it is fun.
The only good thing that came out of this was my little bug. Don’t get me wrong, I am so in love with my little guy & I would totally go through all that again. But I still hated being pregnant and that is okay.
Were you a magic unicorn that enjoyed being pregnant or were you like me? What was your favorite part?
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