So . . . right off the bat, many of these things are not pretty. Pregnancy is cute from a distance, but up close and personal, it’s kind of wacked out. So, get ready, get set . . .
1. Morning noon and night sickness. I really believed that “morning” sickness would be restricted to the morning before I got pregnant. I was sadly misinformed; mine was actually worse at night.
2. Random people will invade your personal space. Ever had a stranger run up to you and lovingly caress your bellybutton before? Hopefully not. But get ready. It will probably happen with shocking regularity.
3. Be prepared for a new sensitivity to any news stories or anecdotes related to bad things happening to babies or children. I never liked these stories before, but they never hit home accompanied by the force of hormones.
4. Your bellybutton will do weird things. Might change from an innie to an outtie. Might basically disappear in a hairline like mine did. It’s fascinating, really.
5. You will become hairier. Combine the prenatal vitamins with baby hormones running through your veins, and you won’t make fun of Cousin Bertha and her mustache anymore.
6. Constipation. I will never make fun of constipation issues ever again. Pooping rocks will instill that kind of compassion in a person.
7. Your feet may begin to resemble the Elephant Man’s (no offense, Elephant Man.)
8. You’ll probably gain a new superpower: sense of smell. I’ve had a couple of friends start to think their husbands smelled weird during pregnancy. Thankfully that didn’t happen to me, but I could smell a tunafish sandwich several miles away.
9. Your sense of privacy will probably go down a little. Between checkups at the OBGYN and then labor and delivery itself, a whole lot of people are going to be up in your business. They’re helping, really.
10. Your apparel will change. I know this seems obvious, but unless you are rich (and hey, you might be!) you will probably have a few maternity tops and pants that you will wear in a rotating cycle and want to burn after you are no longer pregnant. I know they have lots of cute preggo clothes now, especially compared to yesteryear, but it still doesn’t change the fact that you have to wear them every other day for a long time.
I know I might be coming across as a downer . . . but someone already posted on things to love about pregnancy (check out the post, it’s not all bad). I just wanted to shed some light on the hairier side for y’all J Good luck and happy tweezing!