7 Things No One Tells You When You’re Pregnant
Before becoming pregnant, did you ever think it was a walk in the park? Were you given a false realization that it would all be easy? The second month into my pregnancy, I realized how much people lie for social media. It was then that I decided to tell it all when it came to the truth about being pregnant. It's not easy and we shouldn't be made to feel like we have to pretend it is. Here's my honest truth about being pregnant with my first child.
1) While vomiting you may be peeing at the same time.
I never knew this was even possible. The first time I experienced this I was so embarrassed, but luckily it happened while I was home alone. Throughout my whole pregnancy, several times a day I found myself constantly peeing on myself while doubled over the toilet throwing up. After the third time, you start to realize this is your new normal and you shouldn't feel ashamed about it.
2) Eating for two is a complete myth.
I've always been a slow eater and have never been able to finish my food in one sitting. During my pregnancy, I always felt like I had to eat because the nausea was worse than the food coming back up the second time. I found myself getting fuller faster, even though I'd barely eaten anything. Not to mention a lot of things didn't sit well with me and I found myself practically living off of Taco Bell bean burritos. Just one burrito was enough to keep me full for at least two hours and even then sometimes I had to force myself to eat.
3) Congestion is the absolute worse and will come when you least expect it.
My second trimester is when I found myself being constantly congested. One minute, I would be completely fine. The next minute, if I bent down to tie my shoe, as soon as I stood back up, I was completely congested. It felt like all the mucus was sitting towards the right side of my head. For months I couldn't hear out of my right ear, and in fact, I didn't regain my hearing back until my son was two months old.
4) You may develop freckles in places you didn't know freckles could be.
Before becoming pregnant, I already had freckles on my hands and a few on my shoulder. While pregnant, I noticed freckles start to appear on my stomach, which was very unusual for me. They didn’t appear in a cluster, but instead, appeared as a few spots here and there. After giving birth to my son, they just slowly went away.
5) Having superhuman smell is a curse.
I think that having a superhuman sense of smell made pregnancy that much worse for me. The smell of bacon and eggs significantly was a trigger for me, so much so that I can’t eat either of them now. When someone walked into a room with a lot of perfume or cologne on I would immediately gag. I’d like to say, this is by far one of the most uncomfortable things about being pregnant.
6) You get really bad gas.
TMI I know, but let’s be honest. Gas is a normal part of life, but when you’re pregnant, it takes on a whole new normal. I constantly found myself gassy and uncomfortable. My husband would give me the strangest looks wondering why I always had gas. It came to the point where I started saying it was the baby, not me.
7) Feeling your baby move at first is strange.
When I felt my son kick me for the first time, I was in complete shock. I couldn’t imagine there was a living, moving being inside of me. The realization didn’t fully set in until he started kicking me nonstop. We all know our babies are there, but for most of us, the realization doesn’t fully set in until we feel them move for the first time.