Hello ladies, welcome to a very intimate and TMI blog on pregnancy. Guys, did you hear I said “TMI” which is your cue to leave. Go away while you still can. Leave and never come back to this blog. 🙂
So it’s been 9 months already (wohoo hoo, I don’t believe it) and I have been reading a lot of blogs on various things that happens during pregnancy and what to expect. But, I think, most of the blogs have been written with the fairytale wand.
Now personally speaking, if I am a first time mom to be, I would rather hear and read the die hard facts with all the bitter truths rather than hear a honey coaxed half truth.
Which means, this blog is all about my personal experience, straight forward with no coaxing.
Lets begin with the most up and personal issue.
THE BLADDER MATTER.
You know how they say everything grows big when you are pregnant. Well guess what…Everything except your bladder. From your face to your pinkie toe, everything will expand but the only thing that will not is your bladder.
This leads to my next theory on the same issue.
THE FALSIFICATION OF NIAGARA FALLS.
You have just stepped out of the bathroom and 15 mins later you get this strong, very very strong urge to pee. It feels like a tsunami is building up inside. The pressure is growing with every step you take towards the bathroom. And as sit on the throne of relief, you are expecting Niagara falls. You are expecting a full load of waterfalls that will gush out.
But what do you get instead? Just a few drop drizzle.
Just fucking drizzle.
THE GLOW OF DARTH VADER
They also say you get the “glow” when you are pregnant.
Well, if by glow you mean, black patches on various areas of your face such as sides of lips, forehead and cheekbone; A very black neck that looks like someone has rubbed it with black chalk; Blueish feet like you have got no blood in them. Dark under-eye patches because you have not slept in days and of course the dark brown lines on your stomach,
then DAMN I AM GLOWING. I AM GLOWING SO BAD PEOPLE MIGHT JUST GET JEALOUS OF MY BEAUTY.
THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Here are the details of the football league.
Warm Up Matches : These matches begin in your 4th month. They are mild warm up matches during any time of the day or night.
Quarter Finals : In your 7th month. These are vigorous matches.
Semi Finals : In your 8th month. These are the do or die matches.
Finals : In your 9th month. The most aggressive, wild and ferocious matches.
Timing : During your sleeping hours.
Venue : Your freaking uterus.
Winning Criteria : All goals should go i
n the RIBS.
THE EXORCISM IN YOUR BODY
Your body will no longer belong to you. You will experience things you did not wish to.
Apart from all the backbone pain, leg pain and the occasional uterus pain, a very huge part of your pregnancy will experience staggering rib pain. This pain is not your usual pain. It’s like someone stabbing you on the same spot over and over again. So much that if you slightly touch that part from over your skin, you will feel the pain inside.
Your feet will swell so much that you will go from a size 6 to size 9 in a matter of months.
Your heart will burn so intense that it will feel someone is choking you.
THE ITCH BITCH
As your body expands, your skin stretches. It is amazing how much your skin can stretch. This means you will feel itchy. Specially after having a bath. Without appropriate lotion, you become an insane itching monkey.
THE CRAVING FOR NOTHING.
I heard almost from everyone that you get cravings for certain things. And you start getting more hungry and you start eating all the time. But they don’t tell you that some pregnancies are different. You lose all your cravings, all your appetite and you just eat small portions for the sake of eating.
THE PENGUIN WALK
In your last months, with the gravity change, your walk changes as well. During the 9th month, you can barely walk with your legs close enough. You need space between your legs which leads to a very unique image of you walking. Feets apart, bulging tommy and small steps. Kinda like a penguin walking.
THE WAKEUP STRATEGY
Waking up from the bed requires thinking, strategy and a plan. So before you make a move, you make a plan in your mind:
Ok so right now I am lying on my right. Bedside is on left. Okay here is what I will do.
First I will place my hand under my stomach to give it support. I will slowly try to move and lie on my back while I am holding my stomach. Ok good good. A few deep breaths. Now turn left again while holding the tummy. Good job. Now all I need to do is push myself up. I will place my right hand on the bed to push myself up while my left hand supports my belly. YES YES, that’s the perfect plan.
After 10 minutes of trying your plan :
HONEYYYYYYYYYY…. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME GET OUT OF BED.
THE DAILY CHALLENGES
Everyday simple tasks become challenges such as :
- Getting out of bed as explained above.
- Picking something from the ground so you start ignoring everything that falls and walk away.
- Shaving becomes a task which will leave you exhausted.
- Applying lotion on your legs isn’t so easy now.
- Every sneeze feels like your insides are torn apart.
Having said that, no matter how ugly you look and no matter how sick you feel, that moment when you feel his/her existence move and turn in your body, everything feels right and everything feels okay. You go through so much but it is all worth it in the end and you would want to go through it all over again for the same.