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10 Things I Wish People Told Me About Being Pregnant

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:44pm

  1. When your water breaks, it is absolutely nothing like it is on TV. No one is going to have to run over with a mop if it happens while you're out.

  2. Don’t freak out if you get stabbing pains, it’s probably just your organs moving to make room for the baby.

  3. Sometimes your baby’s foot can get so lodged in your rib cage that when you stand up, it’ll feel like you either broke their foot or your rib. Chances are, neither actually happened, so don’t freak out about that either.

  4. At some point, pretty early on, it will become so difficult to breathe that your five hundred trips to the bathroom a day will leave you winded and ready to pass out.

  5. You will get so tired from doing nothing that you’ll sleep in your car because you don’t have the energy to drive home from work.

  6. You will eventually stop throwing up. Drink a lot of water, it helps.

  7. Some people will say, “You’re so big! Are you having twins?” Other people will say, “You’re so small! Are you eating enough?”

  8. A few people will try to touch you. And some of those people will even kneel down and talk to you belly…very loudly.

  9. People will ask you unbelievably noisy questions. Those people will usually be complete strangers.

  10. Even though pregnancy seems like it’s pretty disgusting with all the vomiting, constant peeing and loosening mucus membranes; it really is an unbelievably amazing and awe inspiring experience.
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