When I first got pregnant I expected the worst. I have heard so many horror stories, of dreadful morning sickness, lots of weight gain, crazy food cravings, lots of emotional outbursts, uncontrollable flatulence, and wetting your pants…all things that seem less than desirable. But I was prepared. I read Jenny Mcarthy’s book Belly laughs, and The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, and both books told the truth of all these things. It was funny to read, and I was looking forward to share with you my readers all about the ups and downs of pregnancy. Even the ugly stuff, because why not? Laughing about it may be the only way to get through it! But I have to be honest with you dear readers….I have been REALLY lucky so far in this pregnancy! So far, the comedy in pregnancy has been lost on me!
The first trimester came and went with no morning sickness. I was extremely thankful for that of course, but I was left being very nervous that something was wrong since they say most women have morning sickness. I will admit to SOME emotional outbursts, but I also think that I have been pretty good. I hope that Captain Awesome agrees with me on this one, because I really don’t think I have had any crazy mood swings! (maybe I’m in denial?)
I am hungrier than usual, but other than a few weeks in the middle I haven’t been unnecessarily ravenous. I credit this for my average weight gain during this pregnancy. Granted I have eaten EXTREMELY bad throughout, but luckily I haven’t been paying the price for it just yet. It might kick me in the butt after the baby is born when I want to lose weight, and have a bit of trouble kicking my doughnut habit!
Flatulence? Not really. I will admit to horrible gas pains, but luckily for The Captain everything has remained inside. I am not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but it is what it is. I warned him in advance that my rule of “no passing gas in front of the husband” may just have to go out the window when I’m pregnant. But luckily it hasn’t really been a problem….YET. I will admit to ONE slip up (which he still talks about) but what do you expect? I’m pregnant!
Wetting my pants?? I do hope this doesn’t happen to me. I still have a ways to go, but I am hoping this does not become a problem. Did it happen to you?
So really folks, it’s not that I am keeping things from you…it’s just that my pregnancy just hasn’t been funny. I have been blessed with a good and happy pregnancy thus far. I have most likely jinxed myself by writing this post, but I am hoping that since it’s written in good spirits the Karma Gods will continue to smile upon me.
How about you? Do you have any pregnancy stories you’d like to share? We’re all friends here!
Don’t feel bad about having an easy pregnancy! I really hope it continues for you – and that mine is the same! 🙂
But really… you never fart in front of your husband?
I hope it does too! and for you when the time comes! 🙂
Ha ha, love this article…a great article with comments that most of us wouldn’t dream of saying out loud, or in front of others!
I am glad to hear you are having a wonderful pregnancy-you truly deserve it. You look wonderful!!!!
I would worry about the wetting your pants for after birth-esp if you have a vaginal birth. Just saying…lol
Great! something to look forward to! lol
Maybe you’re just saving all the good stuff for labor and delivery. 😉 And there’s plenty to laugh about *after* you come home, too. I remember standing in front of my husband while he rubbed baby oil on the tape residue over my stitches from the c-section and milk was just pouring out of my boobs like a faucet. I remember thinking, “Should I laugh or cry?” Luckily, my husband finds humor in everything, so we had a good laugh.
uh oh! lol I don’t know which would be worse!! lol I guess you have to laugh to get through it right!? You have a good husband!
I’m with you Jen, besides my sciatica which I had before I even got pregnant, so far my pregnancy has been really easy. Let’s hope we have an easy third tri, labor and delivery and easy babies to accompany this good luck. 🙂
I’m glad yours has been good too!! Let’s keep it up!
I would pee my pants when I sneezed. Or coughed. Or laughed too hard. And after the baby came? Yeah, that didn’t stop.
Also, say goodbye to being able to see your vajayjay. Soon, you will no longer be able to see “her” from your belly being so big.
Also? My gas was noxious enough to kill the citizens of a small country. Pregnancy is GLAM.
oh no! lol that’s what i heard happened!
Too late! I can no longer see the vajayjay! lol