Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, believe me I am beyond thankful I was able to experience it with Blake after infertility. However, that being said..there’s some not so pretty things that happen and come from it. Things that quite honestly you just have to make light of and laugh at or they’ll probably ruin your whole day. Most people don’t mention all of them and some women don’t experience them at all, but I would say a large majority of us do. In fact, I literally have a personal story of ALL four…So..let’s chat!
1. You will probably pee your pants. In fact you might just leak pee all the time, any time. You’ll pee when you sneeze, you’ll pee when you jump, you’ll pee when you laugh and you might even pee just from standing up. Haha! It’s bound to happen. And here’s the newsflash, it will probably keep on happening far beyond pregnancy and into forever. Just get used to it. I will literally never forget the first time “it” happened. I was sitting on the couch, about 17 weeks pregnant and sneezed. It wasn’t a big sneeze, in fact it was one of those really cute little baby sneezes. BUT, it happened. I full on peed my pants. I remember sneezing, letting out a huge, “AH!” and then laughing hysterically. The husband knew exactly what happened and replied with a simple, “Did you just pee your pants?” Yes, yes I did. And well, it’s happened several times since. I recommend, The Lady Patch.
2. Oh hi chin hair. I like to think I didn’t have any chin hairs before getting pregnant, but well maybe I did and just didn’t notice? I’m not sure. That being said, I now have ONE GIANT chin hair. It comes back out to play like once a week and grows like a freaking week. I was oh, like 25 weeks pregnant when we were sitting around the dinner table (mind you with my ENTIRE family) and the husband goes (and I quote), “OH MY GOSH, BABE! LET ME GET IT!” Literally, talking about my apparent new chin accessory glistening in the sun. Then he proceeds to pluck it out of my chin. So…moral of the story, chin hairs & they’ll stay. I pluck this bad boy once a week, no jokes.
3. Boobs. Are we allowed to talk about boobs? Great, because it’s happening. When you first find out you’re pregnant your boobs are happy, perky and full! Your husband or significant other is probably thrilled at this stage and you’re feelin’ pretty dang confident too. Then there’s the post baby, breastfeeding stage. The HOLY OUCH! stage as I like to call it. This is the point where your boobs hurt so badly, they get so full you see every vein, stretch mark and red mark on them. You might feel like you’re literally about to just explode, I mean if we’re being honest you might, you might explode. Like full on milk down your shirt through your nursing pad, bra, tank top and shirt kind of leakage. At this point your boobs are off limits from touching, grazing or even looking at from anyone and everyone except baby. Then there’s the final stage, the post breastfeeding stage. I call this the sad stage. Your boobs are so tired, so stretched out and so sad they just hang there. They’re sad. This diagram explains it all well:
4. Hair. Now we are going to talk about hair again. Only this time the hair on your head. While you’re pregnant you’re going to strut around rockin’ those gorgeous locks. It’s going to grow like crazy, it’s going to be thick and you’re going to feel like a super model. Then like 3 months postpartum hits and all of a sudden you’re just doing your thing, taking your weekly shower when you run your hands through your hair and clumps, literally clumps of hair are falling out. That goes on for months and months, then by your babe’s first birthday it starts to grow back. Only to give you baby hairs and fly aways EVERYWHERE. Which will take 10 years to catch up to your other hair length, but here’s the really fun fact. You going to have another baby? You get to start the whole process all over again! Which means your baby hairs will be there, f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Welcome them with open arms.
Good thing these babes of ours are seriously so cute, give great snuggles and are our favorites! What did I miss on this list?! I want to hear. Tell me the funny things you’ve experienced in the comments because let’s be honest, all we can do is laugh and stick together! Ha!
This post was sponsored by The Lady Patch.
The Lady Patch is a drug free feminine patch that you easily apply to help give you more control over your bladder and leakage. It might sound funny, but Moms–you know this is not a joke. It helps your bladder relax and strengthen your pelvic muscles. It’s game changing y’all and well, it’s definitely made a difference in the whole peeing every time I sneeze department. 😉 That can literally make your entire day better, just sayin’.They come in two options, active and regular and you can learn more about them on their site, here.