Wednesday, April 26, 2006

1st Trimester Surprises

Or... things they DON'T tell you before you get knocked-up.

(hee... I've always wanted to use that term)

1. You will start peeing a lot very soon. A LOT. Like the people you walk past on the way to the bathroom will think you are crazy. As will your coworkers.

2. Public bathrooms are public enemy #1 when it comes to morning sickness.

3. Morning sickness does NOT only happen in the morning.

4. You will start to get fat early. No, its not the baby, but people will still rub your belly.

5. Your boobs will grow. A lot. And really, really fast. This causes stretch marks and itching.

6. You will lose all memory.

7. You will want to go to bed at 7pm because you are so exhausted. But when you do go to bed, you won't be able to fall asleep! FUN!

8. Your CM will increase, causing you to FREAK OUT that you are bleeding, in which you run to the bathroom, almost in tears.

9. Dr. Jeckell & Mr. Hyde? Those mood swings got NOTHING on you. You can now go from sobbing to "Oh that dress is so pretty on you" in 2.5 seconds.

10. The GAS! Oh my God, the GAS!

11. You will be terrified you will lose your baby. It will seem as if miscarriages are everywhere. Stupid, mean people will remind you that 1 out of ever 5 pregnancies fail.

12. But remember -- that means that 4 out of 5 are successful. I like those odds.

13. You will love your baby more than you thought it was possible to love someone you've never met, barely has a heartbeat, and looks like a tadpole.

PS -- btw, we did see a heartbeat at our April 17th appointment. It was at about 150 beats per minute. And that blob was the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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