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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!

Littlemissexpecting Mon 18-Mar-13 19:10:55

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!

MotherOfNations Mon 18-Mar-13 19:18:41

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

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 18-Mar-13 19:22:10

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

PacificDogwood Mon 18-Mar-13 19:22:45

... 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

EthelredOnAGoodDay Mon 18-Mar-13 19:40:29

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 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.

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