What was the most surprising thing about your pregnancy?
Michaela – For me, I think the most surprising thing about pregnancy was the amount of pain I was in during my second and third trimester. My little miss was very, very high the whole pregnancy. I was uncomfortable all of the time. By the end of the day, my hips hurt. Between her position and her constant kicking, I ended up with a bruised uterus the last week of my pregnancy. I knew I would be uncomfortable, but I didn’t expect to hurt like I did.
Mrs. Baker – the nausea. I was one of the unfortunate ones that was nauseous my ENTIRE pregnancy!
Liz – How much of a toll it takes on your body carrying around those 30 extra pounds.
Jelli – It surprised me how incredibly energetic and healthy I felt the entire time. (Don’t hate me, please!) I took pretty good care of myself, going to the gym through month 7 and eating well. I thank God that my pregnancy was a dream come true. Praying for another soon!
Meredith – I may get on some nerves here, but just how easy it was. I loved being pregnant and for the most part felt really great the entire time!
Liz – I always thought it was weird how many people want to touch your belly when you’re pregnant – especially total strangers.
Jill – There were a couple of things surprising about pregnancy. I have heard many stories about people getting so sick during the whole process. When I first got pregnant I was worried about this. Surprisingly I really didn’t get sick. Of course I was quite happy with that!
The second thing was I never realized how much I was going to have to go to the bathroom. I felt like I would go and then 10 minutes later I had to go so bad again. My hubby never understood this until he took an anatomy class this last semester and was shock at how the uterus was literally right on top of the bladder. He told me how much he felt for me and understood now!!
The third thing was how sore I got as I went further along in the pregnancy. Some days I would wonder how much more I could grow before my skin would pop. I just remember getting so tight through my stomach and it was so uncomfortable.
The last thing is how much pregnancy changes your body. I couldn’t believe how much it changes. From hair falling out, to my feet growing bigger, my hips getting wider, and I just found out how much it ruins your teeth. I had no idea until I just went to the dentist. They asked if I recently had a baby and I said yes and they told me how horrible pregnancy is on them.
There is so much we have to sacrifice of ourselves and our bodies for our babies, but they are SO WORTH it!!!
Janiene – I love these Mommy Panel questions!!! I am keeping a record of all of the questions, and the answers I give, in a journal for my children 🙂
For me, pregnancy was a time of learning to yield to what my body was doing. It was through my pregnancies that I discovered just how out of my control the whole process of pregnancy was! Learning to yield to the Lord and what He was doing was an awesome experience. I did not do anything to grow my babies – just ate, slept (a lot), and made sure I took my vitamins – the whole process is God’s doing! Then, I birthed my babies and saw these amazing, beautiful, fearfully & wonderfully made babies! I was blessed to see just how in control the Lord was (and continues to be) over the lives of my children.
Karen – Oh… so many things as pregnancy brings on some bizarre symptoms! But one thing I didn’t expect at least in its intensity was the feeling of togetherness! When I thought about things to myself it felt like I was conversing with my baby. A couple of weeks after he was born I went alone to a doctor’s appointment while my MIL watched the baby. It was the strangest feeling as I walked down the corridor of the medical building to be physically by myself after 9+ months of being constantly accompanied!
Tricia – I think I was most surprised by how tired and exhausted you are when you are pregnant. I have had some of the best evening naps in the first 12 weeks of my pregnancies!
Kristine – That I enjoyed it! Immensely!! I had heard SO many negative horror stories before I got preggers, it was overwhelming to even think about getting/being pregnant.
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This post and the previous post bring back such sweet memories of my pregnancy as well as the day my baby (who is 11) was born. Thank you for the fun posts!