You forget so quickly what being pregnant is like especially early pregnancy before you can tell anyone. Well let me remind you..

  • It’s boring.
  • Almost immediately upon taking a positive pregnancy test your body changes and you obtain what can only be described as a thickness around your midsection.
  • You can’t allow yourself to get too excited because its early days and you can’t tell anyone.
  • You feel fat – this feeling never goes away.
  • You think you look pregnant much sooner than anyone else thinks you look pregnant, this is down to wishful thinking. You just look fat.
  • You are perpetually bloated.
  • You have wind.
  • Your sense of smell is akin to that of a bloodhound.
  • Very quickly you realise that you are continually and unrelentingly hungry unless you’re suffering from nausea.
  • You’re suffering from nausea.
  • You’re going to the toilet.
  • You’re lying in bed wondering if you can get back to sleep without getting up and going to the toilet.
  • You’re pondering how you’re going to manage sleeping on your left hand side when that involves facing your husband all night and deciding when it will be appropriate to ask him to sleep in the spare room until after the baby is born.
  • You are so tired you are at risk of falling asleep anytime, anywhere. At work included.
  • If, like me, you swore you wouldn’t eat everything this time you soon realise that you have no will power.
  • Your gums bleed, probably because you are overusing them. They are constantly on the go with all that extra food you are stuffing into you.
  • There is a long stage where your normal clothes are too small for you but your maternity clothes are too big.
  • Your knickers no longer fit.
  • You only feel comfortable in men’s clothes.. tracksuit bottoms, pyjama bottoms, t-shirts. Hoody.
  • You get spots.
  • You don’t know if you’re allowed to lie on your front. You know you definitely can’t lie on your back.
  • You can go all day without going to the toilet.
  • You need to go to the toilet every 25 minutes during the night.
  • Sometimes you go to the toilet, get back into bed and immediately need to go to the toilet again.
  • Sometimes you need to go to the toilet and nothing comes out.
  • Sometimes you sneeze and wee comes out.
  • You’re going to the toilet.
Advertisements