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Pregnancy is ...[insert text here] ..

(53 Posts)
glossyflower Mon 18-Mar-13 17:12:14

...a once in a lifetime experience for me, which I never want to repeat again!

FredKiller Mon 18-Mar-13 17:12:45

Fucking knackering.

BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 17:13:39

Elusive (ok only on cycle 1 of ttc #3 but still...)

LoganMummy Mon 18-Mar-13 17:21:58

Much harder the second time round (for me anyway).

But it's also completely amazing and I love having my bump!

MrsSpagBol Mon 18-Mar-13 17:29:11

Very very very hard at times.

Quilty Mon 18-Mar-13 17:39:05

Long. So bloody long.

Crmmum Mon 18-Mar-13 17:40:29

The start of a slippery slope of losing all your dignity, haha!

sleepyhead Mon 18-Mar-13 17:43:09

...generally uneventful (if you're lucky like me), but then you get to the stage where you're struggling to get your boots on and you think "enough already"...

I was totally fine until about 35 weeks and then I hit some sort of wall. I don't remember being quite this ungainly last time around.

ChocolateCoins Mon 18-Mar-13 17:43:44

Its a PITA!

Guntie Mon 18-Mar-13 18:59:06

amazing grin

Librarina Mon 18-Mar-13 19:00:51

Surprisingly enjoyable!

I thought I'd hate it but I've hit the 3rd Tri and am still going strong.

I feel bad everytime I say this for the people who've had a hard time, but I'm looking at it as my reward for TTC being such hard work.

SeriousStuff Mon 18-Mar-13 19:07:06

...not what I expected!

I usually have a very high threshold for pain/illness etc... but my nausea and tiredness are turning me into a self-pitying mess! Not looking forward to birth!

Not as I expected!
After waiting what feels like an eternity I thought I would love it and enjoy every minute but I can't wait for it to be over.

SeriousStuff Mon 18-Mar-13 19:12:59

Littlemissexpecting jinx! I feel exactly the same. I want my body (and my normal appetite) back!

Something I can't believe I'm doing for the 5th time. My Dp says it's not morning sickness I have but moaning sickness.

AuntPepita Mon 18-Mar-13 19:20:46

Like a really bad 9 month long hangover, without the fun bit

...harder than I could ever have imagined, but completely and utterly worth it in the end smile

... easily come by, not so easily hung on to.
... very exciting once I can be reasonably certain it'll last.
... a thing of the past grin.

RJM17 Mon 18-Mar-13 19:38:02

Tiring!!! And I'm only 5 weeks x

Notably worse second time around...
But the end result will be worth it!

gertrudestein Mon 18-Mar-13 19:50:56

surprisingly expensive! I budgeted for a baby but not for maternity clothes, pregnancy yoga, joining a swimming pool, eating the contents of my house most days ...

Saundy Mon 18-Mar-13 21:15:09

...full of surprises!

No good ones as yet but I live in hope.

LittleMilla Mon 18-Mar-13 21:27:46

Not what my body was designed for. Decided I am crap at it!


MumofWombat Mon 18-Mar-13 21:50:51

...harder second time
...in no way preparation for having a newborn

I know that might sound contradicting, but getting that positive test is so exciting, and the sucky (I only seem to get the rough pregnancy symptoms - none of the glowing for me!) comes afterwards. Also, I could kill people who say that the uncomfortable nights in late pregnancy are to prepare you for baby. What a load of b$&@$&@s!! I've barely slept all pregnancy and am looking forward to having a newborn as I can remember from last time I got more sleep then than I did when pregnant!

MortifiedAdams Mon 18-Mar-13 21:52:50

Lovely and enjoyable with short bursts of.vomit, bit of extra sleepiness, and the occassional "ah shit my ribs are killing me"

Trying for pg 2 atm.

Well, not literally atm....that wpuld be gross.

JollyYellowGiant Mon 18-Mar-13 21:54:45

With DC1: Wonderful, glowy, fun
This time: painful, tiring, far too long

And I'm only 17w pregnant!

HotCrossCatPuss Mon 18-Mar-13 22:10:59

Desperately longed for.

Stixswhichtwizzle Mon 18-Mar-13 22:31:15

The most amazing thing I ever experienced. After years of ttc, it was wonderful. The birth on the other hand...

a necessary evil if you want the wonderful end result.

LazyMachine Tue 19-Mar-13 01:57:51


<snuggles newborn>

Dolallytats Tue 19-Mar-13 07:09:11

.....taking way too long yet still feeling very unreal.

Hai1988 Tue 19-Mar-13 07:50:43

[Envy] @ lazymachine

Long so very long 23+4 here and bored ofit now just want my lil girl here

Cavort Tue 19-Mar-13 09:04:37

waaaaay too long!

I can't believe millions of years of evolution has decided that this is the best way to produce a new human! We should be able to grow one in a greenhouse or something by now!

Maggie111 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:31:46

Absolutely wonderful.

And shit-your-pants-terrifying. Seriously - I'm having a mother fucking baby in a couple of weeks!!!!!!

Jojobump1986 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:34:21

According to my MN active threads list:

"Pregnancy is.....

Possibly the most ridiculous injury ever!!"


dinkystinky Tue 19-Mar-13 09:34:31

an unknown journey - sometimes awesome, sometimes terrifying, sometimes sickening - but the destination is well worth it.

DXBMermaid Tue 19-Mar-13 09:35:02

.... like a really loooooong hangover
.... very un-glamorous at times
.... lonely

But, it is also amazing and a very special experience and I can not wait to meet my little one!

OohShinyChocolateHollowBunnies Tue 19-Mar-13 09:38:25

Amazing, a miracle, scary and not what I expected...

But yes to the so bloody long! 40+5 and I just want to sleep on my tummy again!

gertrudestein Tue 19-Mar-13 10:13:36

Saundy that is exactly how I feel!

Saundy Tue 19-Mar-13 10:46:31

That's funny Gert cause yours is the once that had me nodding too, maternity clothes, bras, pregnancy in general = total budgeting fail!

mildred37 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:58:41

Looooooooong. Am 30+3 and so ready for our baby to arrive. I am seriously worried for my sanity when I'm on maternity leave....I get really depressed and fed up on days off, and I have no idea why sad I just want my baby boy now xxx

mildred37 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:00:07

31+3, not 30....

sweetiepie1979 Tue 19-Mar-13 18:47:38

A 9 month hangover that you can't take pain killers for

SourSweets Tue 19-Mar-13 19:49:00

Difficult. Exciting. Every body else's business (apparently).

atrcts Wed 20-Mar-13 19:29:05

A very special secretive journey that only YOU can fully experience - in one sense seemingly lasting forever and in another sense over in a flash, with no two "journey's" being the same.

StuckOnARollercoaster Wed 20-Mar-13 19:38:03

Love this thread and I've found myself nodding and smiling lots but have got a bit teary eyed at lazymachines post... Enjoy your newborn snuggles... I can't wait for mine!

atrcts Wed 20-Mar-13 20:21:55

Haha - not secretive in that it's not obvious, as "everyone knows what you've been up to"!!!!! But secretive as in the little kicks and wriggles that are hidden away deep inside...

ButteryJam Wed 20-Mar-13 21:16:39

... different for everyone, but for me it has been a huge massive challenge

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:43


I thought the getting pregnant was the hard part well it was

...an excuse for everyone to weigh in on how to live your life/man handle you/ask you personal questions. I even got an Oh, an Olympic baby eh?! comment. Ok, yes, it is but still...hmm

LadyMetroland Wed 20-Mar-13 21:42:48

So much harder than having a newborn!

Even having had c-sections both times I still felt infinitely better a week or so after the birth than I did when I was 36wks plus pregnant with toddler to look after.

ExhaustedMamasita Thu 21-Mar-13 10:43:21

... the most amazing thing my body has ever done!

Gimmeechocolate Thu 21-Mar-13 14:30:05

the most amazing miracle, awe inspiring, wonderful (and exhausting, uncomfortable and worrying but completely worth it!)

sjupes Thu 21-Mar-13 14:31:58

First 16 weeks - hell
16-20 weeks have been pretty good so far thank god.

Pregnancy is fantastic i enjoy it smile

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