In the movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting Elizabeth Banks’ character has a breakdown: “I just wanted the glow — the one that they promise you on the cover of those magazines. Well, I’m calling it: Pregnancy sucks! Making a human being is really hard, I have no control over my body or my emotions. Gar-bear, I’m sorry, all I want to do is punch you in the face…”
Alright, she may go a little far in the movie and I wouldn’t necessarily say pregnancy sucks; but I would ask, is the pregnancy glow real? Some say that it is, but I think most people probably just get tired of being uncomfortable with their ever-changing bodies. Sure, you look put-together on the outside but secretly there is a whole lot of stuff happening:
- You live in constant fear that your belly button will pop out and have to check on its well-being every day.
- Your morning routine time has doubled because you literally have nothing to wear and the 5 outfits that do fit are in the laundry.
- You eat as much, if not more, than your husband in one sitting. Gross.
- Tying your shoes and putting on socks has become a chore.
- You no longer have fun stories of what you did over the weekend, because all you do is get the house ready for the baby and go out to eat.
- Who knew dry mouth could be such a bother?! You end up drinking a lot of water, and feel the need to throw up.
- Getting comfortable at night isn’t an option, so when the morning alarm goes off you can barely move.
- Running 4 miles is such a distant memory, now a walk around the block has you winded. No need to even address the stairs!
- You’re pretty confident that you do not have a cold, but your damn nose will not stop running.
- Yes, the windows do have to be open when it is only 20 degrees outside!
The list can go on, but I am curious what others think: