Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Confession time

I don't really enjoy being pregnant.

I feel bad saying that. I envy women who are glowing and rubbing their bellies and staring serenely into the future of motherhood.

Me? I feel sick. I feel tired. Then I feel sick some more.

With Peanut, I was sick almost every day for seven months. It got to the point that I would be sick in the middle of a meal then come back and finish eating. Gross, I know.

This time around I'm not nearly as sick thankfully but sick nonetheless. If I don't get enough sleep, I can count on the following day being ill.

I'm also Tired. Like turn on Sesame Street for Peanut so I can "rest" tired.

And the hormones? Saturday I couldn't stop crying. Granted I was upset about the death of a co-worker and not being able to see Hillary but I was just randomly crying all day. At a birthday party? Crying. Making dinner? Crying. Sitting on the couch? Crying.

The husband gave me a wide berth most of the day until he finally looked at me in the evening and said "You are a hot mess." That's when I started laughing and crying at the same time.

Luckily I felt much better the next day and haven't had any more crying fits since.

I like the initial finding out and telling everyone that I'm pregnant. I like feeling the baby kick and move around (when I'm not trying to sleep). I like having the little sweet smelling baby after. The rest of it? Eh.

How did you feel about being pregnant?


Hillary said...

I've said before, I'm one of those glowy women. But I don't look serenely into the distance. Does that keep me from getting smacked?

Steph said...

I'm with you, Michelle. I think the people who love being pregnant weren't very sick -- or they have forgotten how awful the first trimester is.
I had a sinus infection on top of the afternoon/evening sickness. for three months. Ugh! I enjoyed the kicks later, but I was uncomfortable and exhausted the entire pregnancy and never felt "cute" like I think so many pregnant women are. But I love my baby more than anything now, so as they say, it was worth it in the end.

The Mama said...

Ugh - I felt LARGE. I gained so much weight and then I retained water like no other. I couldn't buckle my own fat foot sandals. I also felt tired and uncomfortable.

Megan, mom to Lea Nicole said...

I hate being pregnant with a passion previously reserved for Christian conservatives, Coldplay and the guys from Entourage. I was uncomfortable, sick, clumsy, either too hot or too cold, the clothes weren't cute, I had to stop wearing heels and bedrest is probably the punishment they give people in the 7th circle of hell.
That said, I absolutely love the end result and will likely do it again someday.

Two Braids said...

I loved being pregnant but I'm one of the lucky ones other women hate-I didn't get sick.(Cut me some slack I am physically unable to throw up, so this is a good thing.) Just tired. And I didn't gain much weight (probably because my love affair with wine had ended.) I enjoyed most of the whole pregnancy and was awed by the process and growth.

Julied720 said...

I enjoyed being pregnant after people knew I hadn't just eaten too many Xmas cookies but that ended when I too couldn't buckle my own sandals much less even touch my foot! I couldn't even drive at the end because my belly touched the steering wheel:).

Eve said...

I only had a twinge of queasiness early on, and I had a complication-free pregnancy ... yet I STILL didn't like being pregnant. I missed wine. I missed sushi. I missed tuna sandwiches. I missed my waist. Thank God it's so worth it.

k said...

I love being pregnant. Love it love it love it, but I admit it was a different ballgame already armed with a toddler at home.

I don't, however, like getting up in the middle of the night with newborns so that may trump my love for being pregnant.