Tuesday, March 8, 2011

pregnancy pros and cons

pregnancy...lots of pros, lots of cons. here are some of mine

pros (other than the obvious....getting a baby at the end)
  • feeling the baby move for the first time, or even the first time in a few hours
  • seeing the baby at the first ultrasound
  • hearing that fast heartbeat
  • knowing that your body is doing what it is "supposed" to do
  • always having a small-talk topic for those awkward moments
  • getting to buy cute small things
  • dreaming about what life will be like with this precious baby


  • feeling and looking huge
  • thinking you look small then seeing yourself in a mirror and seeing that you actually look like a blimp
  • having strangers rub your belly, especially strange men
  • people telling you that you are big for how far along you are
  • having to buy all that stuff
  • thinking about what life will be like once this baby arrives
  • people wanting to tell you how to do things
  • having to pee 4 times a night
  • not being able to lie on your stomach or back
  • being uncomfortable pretty much all the time
  • having your stomach touch your thighs when you are sitting (that's just wrong)
  • worrying that you will get stretch marks, water retention, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, gestational diabetes or that you will pee your pants when you laugh or sneeze

i could go on....but i think the pros actually do outweigh the cons.


  1. oh Lael! I am SO with you....a few months behind maybe but so with you! i love your honesty!

  2. have you had strange men touch your stomach? i remember thinking, "everyone says that people will touch your stomach but no one ever does without asking first." i'd love to hear your strange man story. haha.