by Maureen Lipinski for ParentsConnect
My son is at the height of his Terrible Twos, but it often seems like just yesterday that the test stick turned pink. During my pregnancy, I read every book, watched dozens of movies and scoured the Internet for information but there were still several things that surprised me. Here are the top things that I wish I knew before I got pregnant:
- People will never hesitate to ask, "Was it planned?" I still have not figured out the appropriate answer to that question. I mean, it's either, "Yes. We had sex every day," or, "No! Can you believe the souvenir we brought back from Cancun?"
- There's a good chance you'll get HUGE. I expected to gain weight-after all, I was pregnant. What I didn't expect was that I would blow right past "chubby," "big," and "massive" and head straight for "enormous."
- Your ankles might resemble overstuffed sausages by the ninth month. It started out small-just a little puff here, a slight swelling there.