10 Thoughts Every Pregnant Mom Has
If you've ever been pregnant, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
Pregnancy is hands-down the most remarkable thing I've ever experienced, but these 10 thoughts cross my mind on a daily basis.
1. "There's no way I have to pee. I literally JUST peed like five minutes ago."
Spoiler alert...you DO have to pee again, and you'll be impressed with just how much comes out.
2. "Great, now I'm up."
Pregnancy certainly prepares you for all those late-night feedings, because once your baby is up and moving around the womb, you're also up.
3. "Nope, these don't fit anymore either."
RIP to your wardrobe. Please allow yourself 10 extra minutes to get dressed every morning...because you'll spend it searching for things that still fit.
4. "I cannot stand the smell of cocoa butter any longer."
Apply. Apply. Apply. AVOID. STRETCHMARKS. Don't worry, they'll pop up anyway...and the scent of cocoa butter will permanently stain your nostrils.
5. "This baby has ahold of my literal spine."
There's no words that can describe the amount of pain you'll feel radiating in your spine at all hours of the day.
6. "Oh, that's what that thing looks like..."
When you get to a certain point, you forget what "stuff" looks like under the hood. When you step out of the shower and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, it'll be very obvious that you aren't doing as good of a job at self-grooming as you thought you were.
7. "GET OUT OF MY RIB CAGE."
How is that even a comfortable spot for a baby to hang out? Does he really like being all up in my bony rib cage for hours at a time?
8. "How long have I been asleep?!"
Sure, the second trimester wasn't so bad...but the last trimester is much similar to the first. You're exhausted ALL. THE TIME. Prepare to doze off while sitting at your desk at least 4-5 times per day.
9. "...and here comes another contraction."
I wish there was some sort of schedule to contractions, but Braxton Hicks just come and go as they please. You can be mid-conversation and BOOM, contraction. The people around you will see you wince in pain and wonder what they've said wrong.
10. "This is so worth it."
Despite being tired, uncomfortable, and maybe even in a little pain, it's all so worth it. I say that to myself more times a day than anything else. In the end, you get the greatest blessing life could possibly give. That makes it all worth it.