Yep. Today's post is about my top 5 things I have found out thus far in my pregnancy that I did NOT read in any of the books or millions of articles I've come across!! Is pregnancy an absolute blessing & am I beyond grateful God has chosen me to be a mother? Without. a. doubt. BUT! That doesn't mean it doesn't come along with some... not so glamorous side effects! This post is mainly for comedic value but also very accurate within my own personal pregnancy!
#1. Belly hair. Yes, you read that right. Your belly will grow hair. I woke up one morning and out of the shower I noticed my belly button had grown a mustache over night! Kidding! Kind of. There were definitely some pieces that were NOT there before! Luckily, it was easily taken care of. But still, gross.
#2. You will miss everything you can't have. Italian subs? A margarita? I'VE NEVER WANTED ANYTHING MORE. Such silly things but man, I'd kill for both these days!! I guess the ol' saying is true...sigh.
#3. Strangers will be your best friend when you're pregnant. I'm a bit of an introvert myself, and it's very bizarre to me that random people approach me and ask me such personal questions! "What are you having?" "When are you due?" "Is this your first?" "WAS THIS PLANNED?" WHO ASKS SOMEONE THAT?! Let alone a complete stranger. It's weird. Please, just don't.
#4. The complexity of car seat/strollers. OMG. God bless my step-mom for suggesting that I try out car seat/strollers before registering because I definitely would have chosen the most complex one based on style and safety. Those things are a legit work out, let alone heavy as you know what!! I thought I FOR SURE wanted a jogging stroller/car seat combo. After test run? NOPE. Those jogging strollers are heavier than I am! Ok, perhaps a slight exaggeration but heavy is accurate. The last thing I want to be doing in a situation where it's pouring rain in a parking lot is trying to dead lift 100 lb stroller into my car. No. THANKS. PS- I will be sharing my choice of stroller/car seat over the next few months after my shower :)
#5. Ok this last one is a bit personal but hey, we're all friends here, right? Also, they do touch on this subject in books but I feel like it needs it's own chapter. Nipple sensitivity. Yes. Those puppies are tender!! If ANYTHING touches them without proper warm-up, forget it. And by proper warm up, let me clarify- I need to ease into it. Example: Getting in the shower. My first 10 minutes of my freaking shower is spent easing my boobs into the, what feels like, the ninja fast jet stream of a shower. Even putting on a bra these days is a complex fiasco. So yes, beware. They hurt if you look at them the wrong way. Or any way, really.
So there you have it. A few things I have experienced on this glamorous track to motherhood so far! I'd love to hear your comments & any stories you feel could be added to this post! Maybe I'll do a follow-up post here in a few weeks & include some of your stories! Haha, how fun would that be?! As always, much love! -B