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?

8 comments:

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.