Oh, pregnancy. I have such a love/hate relationship with you. I love being pregnant & feeling the baby kick, but I am not a cute pregnant person. I puke through the entire first trimester, swell like crazy starting at 15 weeks, & get stretch marks on my knees. Pregnancy is not a good look for me (to put it kindly), but pregnancy emotions? I could bottle them up & sell them for a fortune. I felt happy 90% of the time when I was pregnant, just knowing that I was pregnant. The day of our NT scan with Harrison, I walked on a happy cloud made of pixie dust the entire day. Nothing could erase my smile. Just the idea of a little baby in my uterus made me want to vomit sunshine & unicorns on strangers. Then again, there’s a ton of other emotions that go with it, too…
First Trimester: I’m pregnant. I’m pregnant? I’m pregnant! I AM PREGNANT! PREGTASTIC! PREGARIFFIC! PREGGO MY EGGO! PREGS UP THE SHIZZLE! Wait. Vomit. Exhaustion. I can’t eat that. I really can’t eat that. I just need to sleep. I just need a trashcan. Lightheaded. Bloated. Puking. I can’t believe I wanted this. I can’t believe I willingly did this to myself. Acne. Dull. Napping. Constipation. A heartbeat! Joy! I’m having a baby!
Second Trimester: Let’s tell everyone! Glowing! Hair! Energy! Cute tiny bump! Maternity clothes shopping! It’s a boy! It’s a girl! Food is delicious! Baby’s first kick! Perma-smile! Oof, a little nausea today. Sciatic pain. I miss my heels. I love my maternity jeans! Paint colors! Bedding choices! Registry! Babymoon! First baby shower! This is so fun!
Third Trimester: I’m so fat. Swollen. Exhausted. Nauseated. Heartburn. Sciatic pain. Can’t sleep. Must pee. Can’t eat. Don’t talk to me about saving up sleep. Nesting. Cleaning. Laundry. Baby shower. Stretch marks. Acne. Sore joints. Pressure. Is that labor? Is that my mucus plug? Is that my water? Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. This kid is turning my kidneys into a soccer ball. I just peed myself. Wait. Is that labor?
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