20 Things That Make Pregnancy Terrible


pregnantAh, pregnancy. It's a beautiful time, isn't it? The little life you have growing inside of you, the glow you get, the skinny jeans and generous glasses of pinot noir you have to eschew. Okay, so perhaps what I should have said is pregnancy is both a beautiful and frustrating/ugly/weird time. Don't get me wrong, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying a baby inside me -- and a healthy one at that -- but, I cannot tell a lie: There are some real pain-in-the-ass things about being knocked up.

Here are 20 things that really suck about being preggers.

20. Gaining weight. The most obvious of all. Bye-bye skinny, acid-washed jeans. It's been real. See ya on the other side.

19. Acne. What the ... haven't seen you since high school.

18. Backaches. Okay, so not only do I look like a hormonal teenager, I feel like a 90-year-old woman.

17. Tiring way too easily. I live on the third floor, people. No elevator.

16. Not being able to drink. No comment.

15. Not being able to eat deli meat, sushi, and most seafood. To be honest, I'm still unclear on what seafood I can and can't eat. So I've just been eating none.

14. Two words: Pregnancy Brain.

13. Feeling inexplicably lonely sometimes. Cue the tiny violins.

12. Not being able to sleep on your stomach. Haven't experienced this yet, but this is nightmare incarnate for me!

11. Swollen ankles. The one downside to getting exercise via walking a lot. (In addition to the backache and feeling exceptionally tired)

10. The constant thought in the back of your head that says, "You're going to be a terrible parent!" Please tell me that's not just me.

9. Feeling old. Becoming a parent seems so ... mature.

8. The mood swings. I can admit that I have them now when I'm all calm and relaxed, but it's definitely my husband's fault when I'm in the midst of one.

7. The unsolicited advice. Please don't judge me because I want one of those tent things for when I need to breastfeed in public. I'm not comfortable with the world seeing my tatas.

6. The worrying about money. Now that I think of it, $125 does seem a little much for highlights.

5. The having to pee. Non. Stop.

4. The having to drink water. Non. Stop. Not helping the peeing thing.

3. The weird dreams. Um, yeah ...

2. The feeling like a pain in restaurants. I hate to be that girl, but I'm not supposed to eat runny eggs, right?

1. The waiting! I want my baby already!

What things did you love/hate most about being pregnant?


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pinkf... pinkfroggg

I love feeling my baby moving. I hate the insomnia (not being able to sleep on my stomach and constant peeing don't help. I also have a love/hate relationship with the increased sex drive lol.

Melis... Melissa042807

Love that I'm going to have a baby. :-) And this may be shallow, but I love maternity clothes. So comfy!

Hate the constipation, the nausea, the scatterbrains, and the constant ravenous hunger. Seriously, I could eat the entire refrigerator and STILL be hungry. Also am not looking forward to the postpartum recovery. That's not a picnic. But fortunately it was relatively brief with my first so I'm crossing my fingers for a short one this time around too. 

ChicH... ChicHippie

I had killer insomnia. And I laughed when you mentioned being a pain at restuarants. I had a waitress or two try to sit us in some rather tight boothes when I was 7+ months pregnant... and that wasn't going to work.

jpfsmom jpfsmom

I love maternity clothes...in fact I wear my maternity jeans now.around the house now :)...I ate deli meat my entire pregnancy without issue, I know lysteria is a threat but it was either that or meth so I chose turkey (kidding)

xanth... xanthian41691

Don't forget the nausea for most women. Every time I got in a car in my first trimester we had to pull over a few minutes later so I could puke. And I *HAD* to eat every two hours or I'd be dry-heaving -.- The worst!!

The one time we've gone to a sit-down restaurant (Applebe's) to eat was for DH's birthday last month and our waitress was pregnant, so she was really understanding. It was nice!

Oh and #17? *raises hand* We live on the third floor, too -.- Bringing groceries and laundry up SUCKS

ScottGP ScottGP

Ok. From a man's point of view I will never understand how you feel, but I will tell you that you are the absolutely the most beautiful women. Wheather you feel like it or not!

Momma... MommaGreenhalge

The pain.  Oh the pain.  It's in my back, my joints, my hips, my belly.  I have felt for the past week as if I am waking up every day the day after a really intense workout.  And of course, not being able to sleep. 

Gypsy... GypsyMa76

Stupid Gestational Diabetes. 15 weeks & just diagnosed :( - Blows Monkeys not being able to indulge :(

Kim Jensen

The nausea has been the worst for me! I didn't have it with my first but I had it full force with this one. It's horrible because foods I used to love I can no longer even look at. I have had no problems sleeping with this one (in the beginning of my second trimester though) but I feel like no matter how much sleep I get I could still sleep 8 more hours and that is not possible with a toddler :)

Natasha Fann

36 weeks & 5 days pregnant. Right now I'm so mad at the world. I wanna be done with this. The darn heartburn is a killer, hungry every 3 hrs, I drink like a horse, not fitting into anything cute, my back screams murder, and lets not forgot the pointless contractions.

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