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Things I'm not going to miss about pregnancy...

(72 Posts)
mamabrownbear Sun 05-May-13 14:26:52

I'm currently 39+3 and really have enjoyed the last couple of months of pregnancy. Feeling fine and calm about impending doom...birth.
However, I really won't miss the following things about the last bit of pregnancy:
1. Bump size related comments - 'oh you are so neat' doesn't comfort me with the thought that my baby is perfectly normal. I'm measuring bang on date thank you so don't put any doubt in my mind and no, I haven't pigged out on cake and sat on my arse the last 9 months so no, I'm not a whale either. Water retention? - don't get me started...
2. Everyone is a midwife - 'you don't look like you've dropped' well apparently I have and just because I'm not advertising the fact that I'm waddling around with strange sensations in my pelvis and every inner twist and turn makes me need the loo doesn't mean I haven't so back off.
3. Touching the bump - oh why don't you have a feel of my boobs too while you are groping my body without asking?
4. The unnecessary and unasked for birthing stories - ok I get it, you had a terrible/shocking/funny experience and want to tell me but I have just told you that I'm trying not to over think things as I'm aware that everyone has completely different experiences and ours will be whatever ours is and we can only prepare ourselves for how we hope to delivery. Oh you are going to tell me about your hemorrhaging horror story anyway? Jolly good...cue fake interested smile while in my head I'm smacking my head against the nearest wall...

Any other peeves I've missed out? Maybe it's a rant but I will be glad to be past that stage soon...I hope...

jimblejambles Sun 05-May-13 14:36:32

I am 39 weeks too grin
I am looking forward to
1) no throwing up every morning
2) no heartburn
3) not needing a wee every 2 minutes

ZuluWarrior Sun 05-May-13 14:39:40

Vulval varicose vein. Never had such a fright as when I used a mirror to do a spot of trimming last pregnancy grin. It came back earlier this time...

Wishiwasanheiress Sun 05-May-13 14:43:37

My new dd is 14wks. She's dd2. She's gorgeous. However I sincerely hope I'm never pregnant again. It is wonderful to go through it but also wonderful to move past it.

Saundy Sun 05-May-13 14:45:13

No. 3 really made me laugh OP! Good luck with the final push (so to speak).

Zulu I don't know & I don't want to (13 weeks).

Not much to add myself I'm just in the first trimester so its all pretty crap!

mamabrownbear Sun 05-May-13 15:32:56

Oh yes the heartburn...why only at night just as I have got comfortable? It will be great when that goes...
I also forget the 'ooh are you nesting?' - er no, I'm cleaning. I hate cleaning. I never have a desire to clean and just because I don't want my child to be born into a house with dirty floors, no clean clothes and piles of unsorted recycling does not mean I'm in nesting mode. It's called being practical because I have no idea when DC will arrive so I'm being prepared. Plenty of women have told me of their nesting and good for them but that hasn't happened to me yet and until then I'm cleaning. That's it. And as least often as possible thank you!

LotsaTuddles Sun 05-May-13 15:45:50

I'm only 21 weeks.

But my least favourite is "ooh, you're tiny, are you sure you're that far gone". Yes I'm sure thank you very much, I just have a wriggly child who is clearly hiding, give it 5 mins and I'll look like I'm about to drop.

Teaandflapjacks Sun 05-May-13 16:28:04

second all the above - I loathe people always touching my tum - er bugger off! people commenting on my boobs and how much they have grown, people looking to see where else I have out on weight (the once up and down glance you get from everyone - you know what I mean) fricking annoying, and i haven't yet - so then people all have a theory about when - i.e. 'oh you'll balloon in the last month, as it will be so hot' (due early august) etc etc. mmmmmm!!! My MIL fussing about what I should be eating 'thats not enough!' etc etc People doubting how shite you feel sometimes, because either they had an easy pg or they knew someone who did, or it was so long ago for them they have forgotten that you feel like death warmed up, with a sour vomit taste in your mouth.....

getting up to wee. going to toilet, sitting on toilet, tiny trickle appears. back to bed. repeat an hour later.

it is a magical time!

(but i even though it wakes me up, I sit in wonder over feeling her kick and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy smile )

LotsaTuddles Sun 05-May-13 17:41:00

teaandflapjacks, I totally agree SiL keeps making comments like how are you going to deal with being 9 months pregnant etc. I know you had your DD only 3 years ago, but you've even admitted that you had an easy pregnancy.

I want to tell some people to fuck the fuck off, and when the get there to fuck off some more.

But feeling my little jellybean moving around and laying in bed with DP feeling it, makes it all worth it

Rico08 Sun 05-May-13 19:49:28

I will not miss....

Not being able to breathe through my nose
Waking myself up snoring & the wet pillow from dribbling eww
People saying should you be eating that & you're not eating for two are you
People asking why didn't you find out if you're having a boy or girl

I will miss ......
Baby sticking arm/leg out when I put my hand on my bump
Sleep smile

mrspaddy Sun 05-May-13 19:57:54

I won't miss the .. oh.. 'I can tell what you're having (by shape of bump) but I won't tell you'.. ridiculous. Total old wives tale.

I won't miss being compared to other pregnant ladies at work.

Also - being stared at, getting weighed at doctors, wondering will clothes fit me the whole way through pregnancy, the alcohol free nights out.

But I will miss this happy time all in all, wondering of the baby will be a boy/girl, doing up their little room, DH looking after me and rubbing bump.

BettyFlutterbly Sun 05-May-13 20:08:47

It's just a relief sometimes to be able to say out loud that it's not all the most beautiful glowing time of my life!
Really looking forward to meeting dd2 and enjoying knowing that I'm going to meet her (still three months to go)
But will be happy to leave behind most of the above syptoms.
I have the opposite to Lotsa and get the comments about having such a big bump. Yep I'm sure my dates are right!! I'm under 5ft and haven't put too much weight on but have a bump of about eight months!

Wickedgirl Sun 05-May-13 20:40:23

I am only 17 weeks but am already looking forward to not having SPD and being able to walk again

McRoo Sun 05-May-13 20:40:25

OP, absolutely brilliant list. I totally agree with points 1 and 4 in particular. I'm 39+4 and so fed up of people commenting on my neat (apparently small) bump. My bump is not small. It is fine.

Personally things I won't miss:

1) the heavy, Darth Vader-esque, breathing when just sitting on the sofa.
2) not being able to roll over in bed. I feel like a turtle stuck on its back.
3) having to wee about 4 times in 5 minutes before I go to bed.
4) the huffing and puffing for any small movements (but worse when putting on shoes/socks or bending down after dropping something for the hundredth time that day).

SmallShips Sun 05-May-13 20:49:07

Rib flare!

Steffanoid Sun 05-May-13 20:55:35

im looking forward to reaching my toes again, im only 34 + 5 but measuring nearly 39, I'll not miss the pgp or apparent carpal tunnel I've developed, people have already started telling me how to parent him though, oh dont use these nappies they're rubbish everyone days so, if everyone thinks they're so shit how have tgey become a household name and how do o know people who swear by them and oh, if you feed in the night and manage to do if for x amount of time thats good but you may as well ff in.the night cause you'll get more sleep, again my baby my choice ra very much

I won't miss the gorgeous water retention filled sausages that used to be my legs and the fact that at 24 weeks I already weigh more than when I gave birth last time despite not eating more.

I will miss rubbing my belly and feeling the wiggle inside

Cheffie100 Sun 05-May-13 21:37:08

I won't miss the endless comments....'you're massive', 'you're so neat', where has that huge bump come from' PLEASE STOP

I know you are only interested but it so doesn't help. I am 7 months pregnant ....what did you think I was going to look like?! I have put on exactly the amount the albeit rough guidelines say you should at this stage so please leave it be.

I will miss the anticipation, excitement and sleep. The last time it will be just my husband and me- special times. Can't wait though, it's an absolute gift

derpityderp Mon 06-May-13 00:35:50

Had my second nearly 3 weeks ago. Definately some things I don't miss...

Fat ankles
The heartburn
Getting stuck on my back
One leg going numb when walking
Waking up covered in drool
Weeing every 20 minutes
The horrible mood swings I had during the final few weeks
People asking "have you not had the baby yet?" when I'm clearly still pregnant hmm

I'm only 14 weeks but I won't miss the pregnancy hormone surges that are followed by crying lol

I have so much to look forward to - heartburn, piles etc!

Being up at 3 in the morning drinking tea and dunking biscuits to stop myself puking!!!!

Wait, it's likely that will still be the vase just with the baby puking right!!

At the start if this pregnancy I said sickness would be preferable to the extreme reflux I had with the other 2. Now as I sit here watching shit on TV and mainlining tea and ginger nuts I am not so sure!

Won't miss everything smelling so strongly too, my wee is bloody awfully smelly.

Won't miss boobs feeling like tingly, itchy, hard, hot, heavy balloons either. Oh wait, that won't stop with baby either!

washngo Mon 06-May-13 06:01:33

Dd2 is 5 weeks. I do not miss:

Vulval varicose veins (Zulu - they went, thank god, they went)
Pgp and the various miseries that entails.
Constant nausea
Hormonal moods
Swollen legs and face
All the peeing
All the worrying
Itching all over every night

She is so worth it and I'm so happy she's here but bloody hell it was awful this time round (3rd baby).

wintersdawn Mon 06-May-13 06:13:57

Dc2 is 2 weeks old and I agree with so many of the posts and add 'are you sure there's only one in there?' Yes I've had 12 scans this pregnancy I'm sure there is only one! oddly though now I know I'm not having anymore I'm kind of saddened by knowing I'll never have some of those things again.

CareerGirl01 Mon 06-May-13 07:40:01

Being able to eat (and feel properly hungry) and getting back into my trendy clothes - and being able to blonde my hair again!

notheroldie Mon 06-May-13 08:17:04

All of it. Its like an hideous illness.
I love having babies, but being pg is bloody awful.
I still went on to have 4 and would love another but can't hack the year of misery.

Good luck to those in their first who have all this to come!

21 weeks here too, LotsaTuddles but the other way. I'm tall, DH is tall, DD was/still is tall. Chance are this baby is tall too, therefore I have a big bump with lots of waters. Considering getting a maternity tee printed with "No, it's not twins, so fuck off asking"

Otherwise looking forward to getting my ankles back.

Only had one small child, and DSIL try touching my bump so far, so they're allowed. I'm ready for random strangers to try it though, I'll be returning the favour and rubbing there tummy back!

BlackholesAndRevelations Mon 06-May-13 08:41:15

Aw you miserable lot! grin Reading things like this makes me really think before saying anything to any pregnant woman, ever. I've had two babies and the only thing that got to me was first time: labour horror stories and second time: how difficult it'll be with two. hmm

Xiaoxiong Mon 06-May-13 09:13:09

I'm 18 weeks with DC2.

Things I'm so not looking forward to repeating from first time around:
sciatica (already arrived unfortunately)
bleeding gums

Things I'm looking forward to:
baby movements
the 20 week scan
when my bump will finally go from jiggly jelly to smooth and firm
breastfeeding a newborn
that amazing newborn smell and lovely popcorn breastfeed poo smell
the rush of joy at holding a new baby
watching a newborn sleep
how great DS is (at the moment) - can't wait to go through this again grin

Rico08 Mon 06-May-13 09:41:33

The midwife saying ooh you are measuring big for your dates..... No shit Sherlock might be something to do with me being on the larger side anyway, and I don't need your sarcastic tone to remind me that I'm fat ......

Skelosia Mon 06-May-13 10:00:49

I thought I'd be able to write a while list if things, but not at all! I do hate how people think i'm unprepared because I don't know the gender. Yes, well be bringing home a naked baby! How does knowing the gender make you more prepared exactly? The thing I am looking forward to most after baby is born is wearing something other than leggings! Missing my Jeans so much, but don't want to pay out for maternity ones when this is or last. I also have pgp, so will look forward to be able to walk for more than ten minutes without spending the next two says on limited activity. But I just lovefeeling baby wiggle and well miss that so much. Good luck ladies grin

cyclecamper Mon 06-May-13 10:30:22

I'm a nanny. The thing that has got to me the most is: 'It'll be different when it's your own.' Yes I know, thanks. And you'll be surprised to learn that I know you don't get weekends off (apart from anything I have a 17 year old step-son with asbergers, and nobody else has yet turned up to take over on Friday night!)

I'm looking forward to the heartburn and backache leaving and being able to turn over in bed too. And sleeping in my own bed (my waters went last week and I've been in hospital since. They will induce me tomorrow)

cyclecamper Mon 06-May-13 10:32:42

Oh yes, and being able to ride my bike again, and walk more than a couple of miles without being exhausted.

amazingmumof6 Mon 06-May-13 11:41:16

the alcohol police.

I don't drink. I don't like feeling tipsy or having a headache. a sip of wine or a1/4 shandy once in a blue moon is more than enough for me.

BUT, with my last 2 pregnancies I was craving beer (weird), so I bought alcohol free beer. I never heard the end of it....just ridiculous!

I've learnt to deal with the sickness, exhaustion, braxton hicks, SPD, peeing, anemia, blood tests, calf cramping, vile migraines, mild hallucinations (I could smell burning wood in the middle of night in the summer, there was none), worms that you can't get rid of as you are not allowed to take Vermox (thanks kids!) and most of the other things mention above and the idiotic comments and questions.

But I just don't care anymore, none of these made me feel that I've had enough.
I love being pg and planning 2 more - I'm actually hoping for twins (as I always have had..)

MistyKnight Mon 06-May-13 11:58:08

The Darth Vader breathing really gets me. As does everyone at work having an opinion about when my maternity leave should start which doesn't match my own.
I hate having to go so slowly and feel unproductive and useless because of PGP - it's rubbish!
Lots of lovely things too, obviously - but I won't miss feeling like a very slow puffing thing!

bicyclebuiltforfour Mon 06-May-13 12:07:01

I hate being pregnant and this thread is reminding me why!

I'm obviously very grateful to be pregnant and love the outcome, but the process is awful.

I'd love a third (and maybe even a fourth), but the thought of being pregnant again is really quite sobering. I don't have any pregnancy complaints other than the usual stuff, but even so, I really am struggling with the thought of going through it again, particularly with two small children to contend with. I wish I'd appreciated having no children to deal with first time around!!

bicyclebuiltforfour Mon 06-May-13 12:10:21

Thinking about it, a lot of what I dislike is the expectation that I'll love it. You're meant to be glowing and blooming and revelling in the creation of new life, and daring to say that you're not enjoying it doesn't normally go down well. My first thought of opening this thread would be that someone would have made the comment that you should be grateful you were pregnant when so many people are struggling to conceive: that's what normally happens in these sort of threads. The reality of this makes it hard for people to admit that they find pregnancy difficult.

Dittle Mon 06-May-13 13:06:14

Sciatica. I'm 18 and pregnant with my first. I've always wanted a big family but I don't know if I could cope with having another because of the pain I'm in!

ButteryJam Mon 06-May-13 13:15:35

Without doubt, having to depend on others. That really sucks!

As well as that:

1. PGP
2. Big bump
3. Nausea
4. Heartburn

Can't wait to sleep on my stomach!

CareerGirl01 Mon 06-May-13 14:22:44

bicycle like you would love a DC3 but at 42 this will have to be my last pregnancy - left it 4 yrs before trying for DC2. We were only planning on having one because I find pg really tough - like everyone!!
Can't wait to have some champagne though

A while ago for me but as it's on DOTD I'll just add ...

Waiting for hours for ante-natal checks at the hospital.
Just because we're pregnant don't they know we still have a life ! hmm

mamabrownbear Mon 06-May-13 14:54:25

I'm now also adding to my list - when people ask you if you want to meet so and so because they are having a baby too. Look, if all I had in common with my friends was that we all pushed babies out of our vaginas at the same time then life would be very dull. In fact, it would be like talking about this list of things that we all hate and want to move past - why would I want to be friends with someone who I only have horrible things in common with? Just because I'm having a baby doesn't mean I'm in the market for new friends. I'm sure I will make some but they will be friendships based on humour and "so what do you do with your life" rather than "how horrible was it for you" and "what's your little darlings bowel movement like?" Argh! It makes me so mad....

Rico08 Mon 06-May-13 18:15:31

mamabrownbear so very true.

I'm not anti-social but don't want to join all the 100's of mornings/clubs/groups as the health visitor wanted me to. "you'll meet lots of new mums" the health visitor suggested. I know loads of mums, even some with new babies...I've got a four year old.

Vulval varicose veins - Zulu, washngo, anyone else - any tips? I'm only 29 weeks and I feel like my labia have their own gravitational field already. It's just going to get worse, isn't it??

kipperandtiger Mon 06-May-13 20:13:12

Going to the theatre (last few chances to do it before baby is born!) and going out with people who have no kids and no wish to indulge in the topic helped! With others, it is worth starting your conversation with the exclamation "I am so fed up of birthing stories/unsolicited advice/interfering comments/etc that [name some other groups of people but not the people you are with] insist on telling me. They are driving me mad; I'd like to hear about something else besides giving birth." might help! I think sometimes women/parents with kids think it's their duty to give (unsolicited) "advice" in the form of stories/anecdotes??! Wishing you all the best, OP!

cupcake78 Mon 06-May-13 20:29:26

33weeks and not loving it. This will be my last.

Burping, heartburn and indigestion.
Spd, morning sickness, absolute exhaustion, unable to move (do much) due to bumps size and weight, people openly discussing my shape and size, bump touching. I can't wait to be mobile, not feel sick, have a bit of energy and hopefully be able to walk again.

I really really can't wait to simply be comfortable.

I will however really miss having ds and dh getting excited when they feel and see baby moving. Feeling baby rub up against my hand and play in the bath with the soap. I will really miss only getting up to wee a few times in the night instead of feeds and nappy changing every 2hrs etc for the first few weeks or months. I will also really miss the relative peace and quiet of no baby crying etc.

Kt8791 Mon 06-May-13 20:33:06

Overdue at the moment. Baby number 3 and this is my last. Each pregnancy seems to get harder.

Won't miss: dribbling in sleep, heartburn, and piles:-( really looking forward to having more energy!

Moomoomee Mon 06-May-13 20:47:20

I don't miss seemingly always carrying round a little tube of my wee everywhere.

I miss feeling my bump and seeing my baby on a scan for the first time.

Sparklyboots Mon 06-May-13 21:07:47

I'm due in two days. I will not miss having a nosebleed every time I lie down, or that waddle thing, or BH for moving at more than 1 mile an hour, or teeny tiny wees that I have woken up desperate for, or the Whole Fucking World regarding my medical status as their business. I am very much looking forward to being able to catch my 2 year old, and carry him in public without piteous/ frankly appalled looks from the aforementioned Whole Fucking World.

ZuluWarrior Mon 06-May-13 21:46:35

Hmm. No tips about the vulval varicosities really, except to say that they went completely after baby no 2. Can't comment on whether they'll got after baby no 3 yet! Oh, and never, NEVER, look down there with a mirror grin. Apparently there's some support girdle thing you can buy but I'm far too Scottish tight to fork out for one. Oh, the aching though.

kylekennedy Mon 06-May-13 23:17:18

I will not miss the pelvic pain, back pain nd just feeling uncomfortable all the time while being pregnant! Went off so much food and stopped eating cheese due to visual distubances and can't bring myself to eat it again. My boy was worth all thise
Months of pain and discomfort grin x

peacefuleasyfeeling Mon 06-May-13 23:36:35

I feel much better now, realising so many are suffering far worse than me! I just came on to say SPD, which is bloody awful. I made it through 1st trimester morning sickness thanks to a funny piece of advice from someone here; her aunt had told her to lie on the bathroom floor and yell "Please God, let me die now!" when the nausea got to bad. It still makes me chuckle inwardly now. Perhaps I'll try it for my pelvis too...

auntmargaret Mon 06-May-13 23:47:09

I hate being pregnant. Love babies. Meh.

purrpurr Tue 07-May-13 09:22:00

Totally agree with 2 and 4!

I will not miss...

1) The swollen, numb hands with periods of fleeting sensation and pins and needles. The pain in my hands at 5am that wakes me up if I've had the audacity to curl my fingers into my palms in my sleep. God alive.

2) Everything I can't do because my hands hurt or are too numb. Thankfully, jabbing wildly at keys on my laptop isn't too much of an issue or I'd probably go nuts.

3) I've been persistently patronised by everybody I know since August. People want to make my pregnancy about them - whether that's insisting, cruelly, that the baby will be several months premature, and then now I've gone to 40+2, declaring with a smug, nose-in-the-air I-knew-it-all-along expression that actually I'll be precisely 17 days overdue (I do so love how in both of these scenarios the welfare of my unborn baby would be at risk statistically, thanks Mum, I, er, love you too?) or whether, now I'm pretty much at the end, it's moving on from giving me unsolicited advice about pregnancy, and now starting to give me advice about breastfeeding. No, I did not know that you are 'not allowed' to eat nuts, rhubarb, spicy food, bread, breathe, sleep etc if you intend on breastfeeding... How fascinating hmm, do go on...

4) People telling me how uncomfortable I must be by now. Aside from the swollen hands, I'm ok. Telling me I'm not ok when I say I am is just bizarre...

BabyHMummy Tue 07-May-13 09:36:14

Ohhh 2, 3 & 4 are definite irritants!!! I bought a t shirt that said hands off the bump in new look but it doesn't stop my mother who thinks she has carte Blanche to touch and gets pretty annoyed when she gets her hand slapped.

I hate the fact everyone else looks glam and i feel fat and frumpy cos maternity clothes at size 16+ are awful

I hate not being able to have pate and French bread in the garden when the weather is this glorious

I really miss liver risotto...i know vile for most but i love it and i think my iron levels are low cos am proper craving it

I miss sex...sorry for tmi but hyperemesis and spd have killed my interest and capability and i really miss it cos dp is amazing lol

MisselthwaiteManor Tue 07-May-13 10:01:42

I really enjoy being pregnant during the day, it's when I lie down to go to sleep that it all starts. Heartburn, endless peeing, not being able to lie comfortably, not being able to turn over without a massive fuss, leg cramps. When I finally manage to sleep I wake up in the early hours starving and thirsty.

The thing I hate the most is how your body becomes public property, everyone thinks they're a doctor/midwife and comments on bump size, what you eat, tells you what your labour will be like, and the bloody groping. I hold my arms over my bump and make it quite clear I don't want to be touched and people still touch. I have found a loud 'ouch!' works best at making them pull their hand away.

DS is now 4 weeks and I actually miss being pregnant, I enjoyed it! (Sorry)

The only things that I did suffer with was the heartburn and night sweats. Waking up thinking that I'd weed myself every night was not pleasant!

craftycottontail Tue 07-May-13 12:08:56

I really miss lying on my tummy, that's how I like to read!

I miss being able to whizz round a few shops in town without feeling knackered.

SO looking forward to sleeping without constantly waking myself up from snoring (or poor DH)

Still, only 2 weeks to go - I hope!!

BraveLilBear Tue 07-May-13 13:00:34

I won't miss the will I/won't I find anything in the shops worth wearing drama - why have all high street stores dissolved or moved maternity wear online??

Won't miss waking up in the middle of the night in agony with hip and leg pain and/or drenched in sweat.

Won't miss the coccyx pain I've had since week 16.

Won't miss fretting about my boobs/bra scenario - having always been rather flat chested, now I panic as I don't feel supported in anything and they get in the way.

Won't miss living in a timewarp. First trimester lasts six months, second about 5 months, third trimester is picking up pace. Feels like I've been pregnant forever and only 29 weeks!

Won't miss lack of sex. Am quite keen (until energy reserves farcically depleted) but DP is not. Can't see this improving for a while though!

Will miss having my own secret acrobat monkeying around inside though.

BagCat Tue 07-May-13 13:48:32

Pelvic pain, sore bones, swollen hands/knuckles/feet/ankles, constant bloody heartburn. Waking up during the night constantly, about half the time to pee, the other half with acid in my mouth. Barely being able to stand up, 10 movements to roll around in bed, which lasts 30 seconds and having to roll back again. People being an expert on all of the above and making shitty recommendations. Being moody from lack of sleep.

Feel so, so, so bad for complaining but am just not enjoying being pregnant for all of the above. 4 weeks to go. Cannot wait just to get back to normal health and look after our baby smile

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purpleaura Tue 07-May-13 18:34:56

Hmm. So many things to choose from... I won't miss heartburn, constipation, insane emotional ups and downs (poor dp!), and I especially won't miss being told "you don't look pregnant at all'... I'm sure people are just being kind but at 22 weeks I'm desperate to be obviously pregnant as opposed to just looking porky. Plus there's the panic- omg is the baby developing normally? Should I have more of a bump?

Oh yes. Other people telling me what I can and can't eat and drink as if the decision is entirely out of my own hands. If I want a small glass of wine I'll have one. Man, its good to moan!

Wickedgirl Tue 07-May-13 19:11:12

It's funny because it doesn't matter how much we all complain about being pregnant, most of us will miss it once the baby is here. I am making the most of the movements because this is the last time I will ever feel a baby in my tummy (baby 4) and I know I'll miss it once baby is here

BoffinMum Tue 07-May-13 23:13:52

SPD and dribbling wee. wink

xlatia Wed 08-May-13 09:31:35

What used to be a 30 minute dash to the childminder with DS1 has become a 60 minute waddle! And I need to stop to pee on my way back home, it's pathetic!

Thank god the heartburn has gone but now you can see baby moving abuot and kicking, even through my clothes. Pleople are a bit shock when they realise, I guess it reminds them of "Alien"...

Ilovestackingcups Wed 08-May-13 13:12:15

I miss full body stretches. The complete arms taught above head, toes pointed first full body stretch of the day. I lost the ability by about 30 weeks with DC1, I realised it was gone again this time round at 20 weeks.

Loving feeling the tummy gremlin in action from much earlier this time though. Bye bye toned tummy muscles!

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 08-May-13 22:04:46

I love this thread it's made me feel so much better about hating pregnancy! For me it's the back ache/PGP, the constant stretched feeling across my stomach, phantom wee's, and how literally everything is hard work.

I will miss how nice and accommodating everyone is now I'm so obviously pregnant! And feeling baby move of course, even if he does pummel me some days wink

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 08-May-13 22:18:22

p.s if anyone has a teenage daughter they're trying to warn off getting pregnant too young they should just direct them to this thread grin

BabyHMummy Wed 08-May-13 22:20:54

indecisive i reckon someone should invent a pill that gives kids the worst side effects of pregnancy for 48 hours. They would never have sex again!

SuffolkNWhat Wed 08-May-13 22:25:56

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Wickedgirl Thu 09-May-13 10:30:23

indecisive I have a teenage daughter and I am hoping that after she has seen me throwing up for 17 weeks, that will be enough to put her off having babies. If not, I'm sure the birth stories and screaming baby will grin

rachywhite83 Thu 09-May-13 11:28:26

People's opinions. It drives me mad. Everyone has something to say about how you look how you will feel what it will be like what you should do ! Grrrrrrrrr so annoying

bunglecat77 Thu 09-May-13 15:36:21

Great thread!

I won't miss:
digestive issues - really painful heartburn, plus some, err, burping and farting
strangers looking me up and down
friends and family who only talk about the pregnancy - can't we just discuss something else, for once?!
everyone asking if it means DH and I are going to buy a car now
not being able to reach my shoelaces
wearing the same clothes day in, day out
not being able to walk the dog up steep hills
struggling to breathe when I've eaten too much
needing the loo every hour
decaf everything
weird dead legs and insomnia in the middle of the night
the number on the scales!
the snivelling runny nose I've had since 14 weeks
problems turning over in bed at night

Wow. Quite a list. And there I was thinking I'd got off relatively lightly...

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