Before I got pregnant, I had no idea what to expect. I was seriously naive about pregnancy and how my body and emotions would change. I don't know what I expected, but I sure wasn't prepared for my dresses becoming dangerously short and a snotty nose.
Here 3 things I never knew before becoming pregnant:
1. Maternity clothes, at least some, are a necessity. Before I got pregnant, I'd tell my friends that I didn't think I'd have to buy many maternity clothes and I'd plan on wearing my blousey dresses all through pregnancy. Obviously I knew I'd get a larger wasitline, but I didn't think it'd make my dresses dangerously short or that my bustline would expand 5 or more inches.
2. The body changes… oh the changes! Constipation, heart burn, achey hips, a snotty nose, restless legs, sciatic numbness, back pain, sweaty palms, etc, etc. Oh, and I can't forget the little sharp pains and jabs I experience when my little man feels like he's trying to find an escape route out the side of my body.
3. All the things for baby's needs. Swaddling blankets? Breast pump? Nose aspirator? A rectal thermometer? No one tells you before you're pregnant that it isn't just all about the adorable onesies, pretty crib sheets and a fun mobile.
Did you feel this way? What was your biggest pregnancy eye-opener?
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