Sunday, August 9, 2009

Things "They" Don't Tell You

I don't know who "they" is but I felt like when I got pregnant I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I have had several pregnant friends and had done a lot of "research." I was/am in for quite a surprise. Now, I know that every pregnant woman is totally different but there are some "norms" that happen to a percentage of pregnant women. For example, I had heard my aunt's horror stories of morning sickness, I knew that I would be exhausted in my first trimester, I knew that I would be moody and emotional and I knew that I would more than likely have some form of food cravings.

What I didn't know is that you can get some crazy dreams. I looked it up because I have never been much of a dreamer but lately I've had some crazy dreams, like being stuck at a Nazi concentration camp, a family member getting killed by a shark, being full term and waking up to a tummy that is full of weird bruises all over, and that's just to name a few. Apparently the dreams stem from a mixture of hormones and anxieties. Common dreams are about your body being disfigured, water, fish and a cheating partner.

Another thing "they" don't tell you is that you can get pregnancy acne. Ugh! You know the whole, "she's glowing" thing? Yeah, that's definitely not me. As you've probably read in previous posts I have temperamental skin. Now that I'm pregnant I look like a 16-year-old, except my skin wasn't event his bad when I was 16. I have tried all my usual stuff and still nothing is helping. I'm going to try my last resort which is Cetaphil. I've heard from several baby boards that doctors have recommended this. We'll see what happens but it would be nice to be glowing like a pregnant woman rather than "glowing" like Rudolph's unsightly nose.

Of course I'm so excited to be pregnant and I'm really not complaining. This stuff just all came as a shock and some days I feel like a completely different person than I ever have been. I'm at an awkward stage where I have the pregnancy bloat and some of my pants just aren't fitting (loving my new Bella Band)

and a good night sleep already seems to be a thing of the past.

but overall, I'm so thankful and so excited to start feeling the baby and plan a nursery and ultimately to have our new addition here with us.
*Both comics taken from


  1. I'm praying you get to catch up on your sleep soon! Have you heard anything about the stay at home teaching job?


    p.s. what email address to you use for your blogger account? I'm making my blog private, but need to add your email address so you can still view my blog.

  2. I love the cartoons on this! Newspaper funnies are the best.

  3. Hey! I pass by your blog every so often and happy to hear you are pregnant. I am so happy for you two. It is an amazing experience and enjoy every moment it goes fast. The girls will be 3 in dec already and I am pregnant with a boy he is due nov. I was warned by myt sis beforehand on all the stuff they don't tell you haha. Just wait till you literally roll out of bed. Well God Bless and I will be praying for you guys! Emily shrum

  4. Emily! How are you girl? Congrats on your little man. How exciting! I'm glad you found me. What have you been up to?

  5. I am good just a stay home mom we have a house in lake elsinore been here almost a year. Just getting by nothing crazy exciting lol! But email me at my fun email haha. I am sooo excited for you guys. I want to talk more so email me when you get a chance so it is a lil more private. Good to hear from you! Emily