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Pregnancy is for the birds

I love the idea of creating a new life. Knowing that I can do (with a lot of help) something as insanely miraculous as grow a person is mind boggling. That being said pregnancy is not my bag. I hate feeling sick and for me the queasiness does not evaporate at 12 weeks. At 15 weeks I am still sick every morning and then again in the evening.

I have TERRIBLE restless leg syndrome (yup, it does exist) every single night. It keeps me up most of the night EVERY DANG NIGHT. I am tired all the time. And on and on.

I know it's annoying to hear pregnant women complain about being pregnant when they know it isn't a walk in the park. I hate hearing myself whine. But in the past couple of weeks I keep coming across people who tell me how much they loved being pregnant and how I should "enjoy it". I'm not sure whether I should enjoy the nausea or the lack of sleep more but I'll try. :D

4 comments:

Plant Girl 11:42 AM  

Not everyone enjoys being pregnant. People that say you *should* need a huge reality check. If it was all roses and sunshine then I'd say suck it up. But it's not, and so I say whine away.

I.GET.IT.

Kristen 12:14 PM  

M - I knew you would. :D

Anonymous 9:14 PM  

I get it too. :(
Sometimes I want to be pregnant again (even though I think we are done at 2 kids), but posts like this remind me of what I actually thought of it. My only "good" weeks were between 20 and 30. That isn't a lot!!
I know you're thankful...but being happy about the discomfort is a different thing altogether! :)

--Tara

Anonymous 11:27 AM  

yea, I was not a glowing pregnant woman and found it amazing but also very off putting. I really enjoyed giving birth but could have done without the months of sleep apnea, exhaustion, paranoia and fear, chronic stuffy nose, aching hips and feet, SIGNIFICANT weight gain, and bizarre food cravings. Glad some women enjoy it...you don't sound like a complainer, you sound like a realist. It's not like you're walking around feeling sorry for yourself.

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