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19/09/2013 at 19:51
Thought it might be nice to empathise with each other on the grotty bits, but also think of the positives to keep our spirits up, ha ha!
What are *your* best and worst bits?
19/09/2013 at 19:58
My worst was the backache, I had pretty bad backache from quite early on, and couldn't really stand or walk for any period of time, which was very limiting, and very painful on occasions I couldn't avoid it! Also the carpel tunnel in the later stages was a bit pants.
The best was just being pregnant and knowing i was growing a baby. And having a bump, I loved my bump. And feeling kicks, that was awesome. And obviously getting J at the end of it. :-)
19/09/2013 at 20:42
So far worst bits have been lack of energy and atm, feeling like I'm leaning over a gatepost every time I want to put my shoes on. Also the fact that anything energetic seemed to make me bleed, scary times.
Best is feeling the kicks and wriggles and seeing how excited H is. Oh and not having to clean out my cat's litter tray is a huge bonus, especially at the moment when they both have dodgy stomachs!
19/09/2013 at 20:50
19/09/2013 at 20:52
Worst - constant sickness & leg cramps.
Best - everything else! Feeling confident in my body, loving my growing bump, loved being pregnant, loved feeling her move and giving birth was amazing.
Humans are so amazing and everyone who has the chane to experience pregnancy / birth / new baby should be very thankful even if it is tough sometimes x
19/09/2013 at 21:17
The worst for me is the emotion. I've cried more in 25 weeks than in 25 years. Oh, and currently not being able to see over my bump to trim my foof, I was expecting that, but not so early!
The best is the emotion. Feeling connected to this baby is like no other on earth. I've loved being pregnant (I've been lucky in that I didn't have morning sickness and have felt pretty good).
19/09/2013 at 21:20
Worst was the sickness and general discomfort - we had a rubbish mattress and I just couldn't get comfy at night. Oh and the heartburn... I thought I'd escaped it, then it hit with a vengeance.
Best (apart from just being pregnant and growing my baby) was loving my body. I've never liked my figure really, and always hated my squishy fat tummy. But when I was pregnant I wore loads of figure-hugging dresses and really loved my shape, felt so confident and beautiful.
19/09/2013 at 21:30
Worst - sickness, bone crushing tiredness, the pain in my hips and pelvis and the worry about it all being ok (especially with the twins).
Best - the time off work before the baby arriving. That is about it - i hated being pregnant.
19/09/2013 at 22:30
Best - Feeling baby move, bump, knowing you were creating a new life. I adored being pg.
Worst - SPD, piles, Insomnia, sickness, heartburn, not being able to drink, constant need to pee.
19/09/2013 at 22:58
Worst: Nearly everything #woe I'm afraid, as much as I love my baby and know it'll be worth it, I really hate being pregnant. Severe morning sickness (make that 4am-til-midnight sickness) until well past 20 weeks; SPD and sciatica from 16 weeks; insomnia; heartburn; piles; exhaustion... and the latest fun pregnancy side effect is PEP (polymorphic eruption of pregnancy - ie little hives all over my bump and spreading to my thighs why itch like MAD and can only be relieved for an hour at a time, max).
Best: Having an excuse to be fat and feeling like I'm bonding with baby already - I thought I'd hate feeling kicks and wriggles but I love it. And maternity leave - I am finally getting some afternoon naps in!
20/09/2013 at 04:56
Worst... Waking up so much for the loo near the end and back ache. I thought I was tired at the start and end of pregnancy, but then I had a newborn and realised I'd just been in training ;)
Best - everything else really, I had a great pregnancy and loved my big bump and housing our baby from a tiny embryo to the big boy he turned out to be. I loved his kicks and wriggles, H talking (and singing!) to my belly, chatting to people about pregnancy and the nice attention and help I got with a bump, guessing the flavour, shopping and preparing the house and his nursery, and I even loved my maternity wardrobe!
I also liked taking care of myself and putting myself and my needs first more often, something I didn't used to do a lot, but pregnancy made me slow down and chill out more.
Best of all, I loved how H and I suddenly became a family, not a couple, how he looked after me, and all the excitement and joy growing our baby brought us. From our bfp, right the way through, we both felt extremely priveliged to be in that position and very grateful to be having a baby.
20/09/2013 at 07:00
I hated being pregnant. I had morning sickness up to 12weeks and felt like a constant hangover. Then I spent ages worrying about baby because of no symptoms, then I was uncomfortable because of the bump!
I did love feeling baby move in my tummy, I loved watching my bump get bigger and I loved the look on people's faces when I stood up from behind my desk in work and they didn't know I was pregnant. And like lamby I enjoyed taking care of myself for a change.
20/09/2013 at 07:34
Worst - Piles and people constantly saying "oh look at you" whilst pointing out massive bump (Yes I had flipping noticed!) and being unable to talk about anything else to me apart from pregnancy/baby stuff. Arrghh can we change the subject, i am an interesting person. Grrr!
Best - I cant think of anything. Which sounds like I hate being pregnant but I dont, although i dont *love* it either ....
20/09/2013 at 07:41
Loved - everything about my bump, the special treatment and always having an easy conversation opener. I've had two really easy, straightforward pregnancies and have loved it both times.
Not liked - the nerves, especially in anticipation of scans, those moments where you realise you haven't felt baby for a few hours. Insomnia was the worst symptom I had, combined with me being a tummy sleeper meant I struggled at night.
My loves of pregnancy by far outweigh my dislikes though, I'm very sad that, if all goes to plan, I'll never be pregnant again :-(
20/09/2013 at 08:33
I am so glad I asked!!! I'm very happy for those who love it, but I am buoyed by those who didn't find it a fantastic experience and maybe even didn't like it at all!
20/09/2013 at 09:45
Best for me is knowing I'm growing our child
Worst is everything else, all the worrying, uncomfortable nights, sore boobs, exhaustion etc.
Pregnancy is just a means to an end for me, I'd rather not have to do it
20/09/2013 at 09:57
Love- The fact that I am growing our little girl. It makes me realise just how special life is and I feel such a close bond to her already. I love feeling all the kicks and wriggles and don't even mind waking in the night because of her movements (although waking for the toilet is another matter!). I love my bump and will be so sad when it is no longer here as we don't know whether this will be our one and only child. Also love imaging what she is going to look like and generally how life is going to change when she is here.
Disliked- Being really emotional occasionally, not being to get comfy, struggling to put socks/ shoes on now, not being able to see lady bits for maintenance. All these are so miniscule though as I have been very lucky in having such a straightforward and easy pregnancy thus far with no morning sickness, little back pain etc.
20/09/2013 at 10:21
Love- feeling baby moving and knowing that its our baby in there!
- being able to eat what I want
- my nails, don't think they have ever been so strong!
Dislike- no soft cheese, no poached eggs, no wine
Pregnancy has been a pleasant journey for me so far!
20/09/2013 at 11:47
MrsBass- Ah, forgot about the nails! They are growing super quickly and super strong at the minute!
I always thought I was going to miss alcohol (makes me sound a bit like an alcoholic..) but I can honestly say I haven't! Amaretto icecream has been my replacement :)
20/09/2013 at 12:01
I missed alcohol a lot at first, but then I was drinking bottles of the stuff every week, especially with all the wedding celebrations, boozy honeymoon etc. Now it bothers me much less, though we have got a bottle of wedding champagne put by for me to quaff a little bit as soon as baby's popped out!
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