Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's Not Really Nice to Lie

Right now I know some pregnant people.
And other people are lying to them.

" I loved being pregnant."
"Greatest feeling in the world."
" As soon as the baby is born, you forget the pain."
 " After the baby is here, there is only joy."

Bullshit!

Maybe some people loved being pregnant, but EVERYONE says that.
I can not be the only person on the planet that hated it.

Your boobs hurt.
You get strange pains everywhere.
Heartburn.
Hard to turn over.
You get so big, you can't see your feet and you can no longer get next to a counter.

It's been 17 years and I am telling you, I remember the pain.
I remember being in labor and telling my husband that I don't know why I wanted to do this.
I remember having trouble sitting comfortably for over a month after birth.
Does that sound like joy?

Sure, I love my kid.
But, I didn't love feeling like something was sitting on my abdomen all the time.
I didn't love not being able to take deep breaths.

Being a parent is truly a feeling like no other.
But, being pregnant is no walk in the park.

20 comments:

  1. I always said that I was the most miserable pregnant person on this earth, and that I would never do it again. And I didn't. You didn't mention puking...

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    1. Susie, I'd never want to do it again. I hear " it's so worth it" and I am thinking "What?".
      Luckily I never actually got sick. I just felt that way all the time.

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  2. Last week, we made the FINAL college tuition payment for our oldest child. His sister will be following in a couple years. Then...? It's been a GREAT trip, but the retirement choo choo is slowly pulling into the station and I love it.
    On a related note, when Mrs. Penwasser was pregnant, my boobs never hurt. Weird.

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    1. Al, I can't tell you how it feels to know my kid is almost out of high school. We done good and the end is in sight. I know-college, but I can still see it.
      I bet the contractions weren't too bad either.

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    2. Contractions were only tough in English class. But that may be off topic.

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  3. haha i probably should not comment---i loved being pregnant and i must have forgotten a lot cause i had 8 babies---but very true lots of women hate it the entire time!

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    1. Lynn, I know some women love it, but not everyone does. Sometimes I wonder if some say it because they don't want to be the one to say they hated it and seem like a bad mother or unmaternal.
      It's good you enjoyed it, since you went through it so many times. :)

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  4. It's the big-assed women who love being pregnant. Only them. If your ass ain't big you're gonna hate it. Did you have any strange food cravings? The big-assed women often have a thing for raw liver.

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    1. Gorilla Bananas, I don't know about strange. I did think that hamburgers with real mayo was the best thing ever.

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  5. I only had the one spawn (she's 16 now) and I've actually had hangovers that were worse than the whole pregnancy thing was. Other than going thru gallons of cocoa butter for the itchy stretch marks & bottles upon bottles of Tums for heartburn, that is.

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    1. Lisa, Did your belly button get stretched out to gigantic proportions? Mine is normal now, due to where they made the incision for my spaying.

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  6. I can understand what you are saying. Loving pregnancy may not be a true experience, but the hope that the results will be wonderful, makes you think that you love being pregnant. Spaying? LOL. That I was not found of. I still have the scar.

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    1. Munir, I didn't really think of it that way. My scar is in my navel so you can't really see it. But, it's there.

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    1. All I can say is that I'm glad women give birth.

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    2. Adam,someday you will get to watch Daisy have the fun.

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  8. Hilarious and you go girl for telling the truth about it! I'm not going to doubt the pregnant girl that would tell me she loved being pregnant, but it wasn't for me either and to think I went through it four times. I have no answers to the why. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids I just wish there would have been a better way to get them here, ya know! My hubby often tells me that he thinks those days of having babies prepared him for the biggest test... M-e-n-o-p-a-u-s-e. :) Love the post and hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Gossip_Grl. I don't doubt some people do, but if you are the person to admit you didn't like it people think you are odd. Once when Kiddo was a baby I was asked by another mother if I was going to have any more and I said no and she asked if I had a bad labor and looked at me funny when I told her not really. Never asked me about my pregnancy.

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  9. First pregnancy...great. Second pregnancy...horrible. Pain: You betcha.

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    1. Gail, I am glad the tubal took cause I would not want to do it again.

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