Things I'm not going to miss about pregnancy...(72 Posts)
I'm currently 39+3 and really have enjoyed the last couple of months of pregnancy. Feeling fine and calm about
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...
I am 39 weeks too
I am looking forward to
1) no throwing up every morning
2) no heartburn
3) not needing a wee every 2 minutes
Vulval varicose vein. Never had such a fright as when I used a mirror to do a spot of trimming last pregnancy . It came back earlier this time...
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 )
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
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
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.
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!
I am only 17 weeks but am already looking forward to not having SPD and being able to walk again
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).
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
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
Had my second nearly 3 weeks ago. Definately some things I don't miss...
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
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!
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.
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).
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.
Being able to eat (and feel properly hungry) and getting back into my trendy clothes - and being able to blonde my hair again!
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!
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