I hope to have my shower update and photos by Wednesday. It was another perfect day and it’s great to finally be able to sort through everything and start the baby room process. I feel like I have been lagging and super tired lately; it’s hard to get anything done.
I thought I would share what I have learned through my first pregnancy. As a first time prego, I wasn’t aware of all the symptoms of pregnancy and the toll it takes on your body. Through it all, I have a deeper appreciation for mothers.
I know every pregnancy is different, and some have it way worse and way better than I have had. Pregnancy has taught me a lot about my body and my limitations. It’s been a humbling experience at times.
Here’s what I’ve Learned:
- Pregnancy is tough – Maybe it wasn’t for some of you, but it definitely was/is for me. Let’s just be honest, I am not a lover of being pregnant. On most days I hate it.
- Your body is challenged in multiple ways – What do I mean by this, well simply that your body takes some physical beatings. From kicks and punches from the little bambino, to pressure, back pain, and restless nights.
- Sleep is hard to come by – Maybe it’s just preparing me for when little bean arrives. I can’t sleep, and have struggled most my pregnancy with sleep. Your uncomfortable, getting up to pee all the time (this hasn’t happened to me thank goodness), it’s too hot…
- You are dead tired – I am simply exhausted, mentally, physically and emotionally but yet I can’t sleep. It’s ironic!! No matter how dead beat tired I am, I still can’t sleep at night. Burning eyes tired!!
- Naps should be required – I have never been a napper, and haven’t been able to nap as much as I would have like during pregnancy, but the few I have had have been amazing!! I think it should be a law you have to nap when you are pregnant.
- Everything is always dirty – Even if I just cleaned my house yesterday, I feel it’s dirty the next day. I can’t stop myself from organizing, re-organizing, and scrubbing things.
- Running just isn’t fun (most days) – Except for a few select races and morning runs, running has been something I have hated. I love running too much to give it up while pregnant, but it’s not fun feeling all the pressure, having to pee, dealing with round ligament pain, sciatic pain….
- The pregnancy card works – I have used it a time or two and it’s worked, even with police officers. And I say we deserve it!!
- People whisper and hate losing to you – It’s happens in every race I’ve ran pregnant, whispers, comments (some nice, others not so much), and guys determined to beat me. I swear some people act like they’ve never seen a pregnant lady run before.
- People have an opinion about everything – It’s best to keep you mouth shout when it comes to names, natural or pain meds, cloth or regular diapers, breastfeeding or bottle, vaccines or no vaccines, co sleeping or crib…yep it’s fun hearing everyone’s opinions. Oh and the comments about how big or small you look, love it all 😉
- Back pain is no joke – I’ll be honest and say I could never fully sympathize with those with back pain. I just never got it, because I had never experienced it. Well let me tell ya, I totally get it now and it flat out sucks!!
- Port-a-potties are a God send & so are bushes– Seriously though, I have made great use of both these countless times, even those on construction sites in the wee morning hours and off the side of parks…..
- You never quite get used to the belly touching – Family = okay…..strangers = not okay.
- My body is capable of so much more than I ever thought – Seriously, growing another human being….how amazing is that?! Even though my body has been taxed and drained, it’s simply amazing!!
- It’s rewarding in an unexplainable way – I am growing another human being, a miracle and that’s more than any guy can ever say. The movements I get to feel on a daily basis, won’t ever be felt by someone who isn’t pregnant. I have a deep connection with this little bean in my womb, and I can’t explain how rewarding that is.
Have a great Monday ya’ll!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit
What’s one thing you’ve learned from pregnancy? Loved or hated about it?