I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself

On my day off last Thursday I was getting a lot of braxton hicks pains, as well as nausea and back-pain. I was sure that they were just bh so I wasn't too worried, but I decided to do a bit of Googling to reassure myself. One of the forums I came across had the following comment posted to it. It hit home with me in a big way so I decided to re-post it here...

Original comment here.

"No one ever told me my belly would get hairy, that stretch marks itch, and that I would possibly break out in worse pimples than puberty, they failed to mention that I could cry at the sight of a Frigmobile or Toll truck working on a Sunday , that my feet would expand along with my waist line, that my boobs would grow to enormous proportions, and that my nose would run constantly....No one told me that sneezing could make you feel like you are going to wet yourself, and that your joints could actually get THAT stiff!!! That when the baby kicks it can hurt, and you will most likely never have control over "holding it" again without some serious PC squeezing!"

I could probably add that no-one told me about hip pain that is bad enough to stop me from sleeping, that braxton hicks can be really uncomfortable and the fact that pregnancy seems to last forever!

Even with all of the downsides it is still a really special experience. Every single negative is easily out-weighed by the realization that I will soon get to hold the baby in my arms and every kick reminds me how happy I am to finally be pregnant.

Now if I can just get through the next ten weeks and the labour, all will be good!

T xx