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Ever wonder what it's like to actually be pregnant?

Ever wonder what it's like to actually be pregnant?

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  • baby hungry 09-24-05 | 03:06 AM
  • It seems way out there to even imagine what it must feel like to know your actually pregnant. I almost can not even imagine. It must be a amazing experience, and yet so many people in the world (ie Men) live just as happy as can be wtihout ever feeling bad about missing out on it.

    Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to know your pregnant? I honestly think I would be shocked.
  • N8S MOM N8S MOM's Avatar 09-25-05 | 01:57 PM
  • I've had dreams where I was pregnant and even gave birth. I remember thinking (in my dream) that child birth really wasn't as painful as everyone made it out to be.

    I can't even imagine what it would feel like to be pregnant in real life. I tell ya one thing, if I ever did get pregnant, I wouldn't complain about it like most women do. I would welcome the morning sickness, heartburn, backaches, swollen hands and feet, etc.
  • baby hungry 09-25-05 | 04:13 PM
  • "I tell ya one thing, if I ever did get pregnant, I wouldn't complain about it like most women do. I would welcome the morning sickness, heartburn, backaches, swollen hands and feet, etc."

    I couldn't agree with you more.
  • Tracey and Neil Tracey and Neil's Avatar 09-25-05 | 04:50 PM
  • I guess that the reality of being pregnant, the mixture of all the emotions and feelings is beyond what I could ever imagine.

    I get bloating from time to time and if I relax my tummy muscles I look like I'm pregnant. When it happens I always look in the mirror at my bloated belly and try to imagine what it would be like to be looking at it every day getting bigger, knowing that every day was a day closer to being born.
    I try to imagine the first day that a stranger asks me how long I've got to go before our baby's due.
    I try to imagine my last day at work before going on maternity leave.
    I try to visualise what our baby's room will look like (I've done a lot of that over the past 6 years) and imagine spending time decorating it and jokingly putting paint on my 'bump' and painting the walls in bump-prints.
    I try to imagine going to our first scan and crying at finally seeing our child for the first time.
    I try to imagine watching a movie with Neil's hand on my belly, feeling our baby move, and every now and then looking at each other and smiling, or him saying "blimey it's a fidgety little bugger tonite!!!"
    I try to imagine my Niece Chloe and my Nephews Daniel and Joshua hugging me and laughing when my bump kicks them in the head!

    Beyond the pregnancy...
    I imagine seeing Neil hold our child and to feel the love and joy between the 3 of us.
    I try to visualise all the family photo's that have been taken, and what they would have looked like if our child had been in them (there were some group grandchildren photo's taken today as it was my Mum-in-Law's 60th b'day yesterday).
    I try to imagine how different our lives will be.
    I try to imagine being called Mummy and what it's really like to not have to hand a child back to its parents.
    I try to imagine not being infertile.

    I imagine worrying about a whole host of other things too, but I'm focusing on the good things.
  • AmiKW AmiKW's Avatar 09-25-05 | 07:27 PM

    Girls, I couldn't believe I saw this post! I was just talking about this yesterday. I tried for 16 months before I got Dewey. I used to be on this board a long time ago. I almost lost my best friend because I was trying to get pg and she "accidently" did. She didn't want kids at the time and all she did was complain about her pg, even though she was happy about it. I felt the same way, I would have given anything to have morning sickness, all that. I was so angry with her every time she gave me a run down of all her woes and how awful she felt. I would have went through anything to get a little baby in me! Well I can tell you all be careful what you say. I certainly stuck my foot in my mouth. I don't regret any of my aches and pains and can't wait to do it again, it was worth it! But I sure caught myself doing my share of complaining. There were some pretty miserable days! I even had to apologize to her for giving her greif for her complaining. There is so many little things noone tells you about about being pg, you expect morning sickness, swelling , but there are things that happen you'd never imagine. And people tell you how much you'll love a baby, and you're thinking in your head that they're idiots, of course you'll love your child, well it's so much bigger than you could ever imagine. I'm not trying to offend, I've been there and know exactly what you're feeling, I felt it! I can't wait for you all to get babies, and I hope you all have easy pgs, but if you get every symptom in the book it will suck, and if you find yourself complaining, don't feel guilty cause you will, you'll think you don't deserve to complain after trying to get pg for so long, but you will deserve it and you better do your share of b*tching cause this is the one time when you can get away with it! It took me the first few months of keeping my mouth shut to realize this! I was creating a human and it's hard work and it hurts! So WHEN IT DOES happen for you all, gripe away! Sorry for rambling, but like I said, I've so been there! Good luck girls. And please don't take offense to this!