Wednesday, May 8, 2013

7 things I've learned in pregnancy {part 1}

1.  You hear quite often that you should take time to rest during the day and while I kind of ignored that a bit in the first trimester, I realize how true it is.  I can tell when I've been walking around or doing things for too long.  My whole body gets tired and drained.  It's awful.

2.  You discover how much of a worry-wart you are going to be.  When I notice that I haven't felt her kick in a while, I start talking to her and worrying.  Of course she always comes through in the end, but I still worry like crazy.  Every time.

3.  Everybody has many opinions.  Many opinions that are very opposite from each other.  Just take it all with a grain of salt, that's my opinion.

4.  You will have moments where your stomach feels like it's being stretched apart and you expect your child to burst through like a sci-fi movie.  Thankfully it doesn't happen, but it gets pretty uncomfortable.

5.  People will flock to your belly with their hands.  Sometimes complete strangers will do it.  Luckily, I am not really bugged by it, but if I was it would be a very uncomfortable moment for me AND the stranger/belly toucher.

6.  Shaving your legs take much longer and requires more skill than normal.  And I'm not even to the third trimester yet!

7.  I have always been a side sleeper, but ever since I've been pregnant I've been dying to sleep on my back.  Just once.  It must be that whole "you can't have it so you really want it" kind of thing.

Consider this a part one of many, many parts.  You'll be seeing more of this soon.


  1. No one ever really touched my belly, probably because I didn't really show until I was like 8 months and by then I didn't really go anywhere. haha

  2. I never understand why people touch a pregnant lady's belly. I didn't even touch my BFF's belly until she forced me to one day.

  3. So, my sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant and she's staying with us right now...I think she's not doing the best job of convincing me to have kids because of how sick she is, it sure seems rough!

  4. I've been reading your blog and really enjoying it. And all of this is so true. I had a little girl seven weeks ago and I have loved sleeping on my back again!


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