Hey bunnies, I hope that y’all had a wonderful Easter Holiday just as I did. Today I want to talk about pregnancy a little and I may have such posts for a while until I get my bundle of Joy. Personally I have never really been around pregnant women much. In campus none of my friends had kids, after that, some got pregnant but I had moved cities so I didn’t really help much and of course most of my friends in Mombasa already have kids. So, everything I have been experiencing was so new to me and I had no idea what goes on for real. Today I have decided to share with y’all so that if it’s going to be your first time soon, better be prepared and if it’s not, let’s go down memory lane.
PS: LONG POST ALERT,CURSE WORDS MIGHT BE USED IN THIS POST..LOL and THIS IS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE ONLY. IT’S DIFFERENT FOR EVERY WOMAN.
- Ain’t nothing like morning sickness honey! They should rename the damn thing to whole day sickness to begin with. Remember how you watch movies and a pregnant woman wakes up, runs to the bathroom, throws up and from there on she goes about her day? Lies!!!! Sometimes you are tempted to shift your mattress to the washroom coz you spend more time there…This was the most difficult part of it all. Anything and everything sets you off. Luckily not everyone experiences this
- Did you know that you can actually go for a short call up to five hundred times a day? Me neither…but it happens. Well, not really 500 but you get the point. Basically using the bathroom all the time is something you will experience day and night. Personally I know where all the washrooms are situated in Mombasa and especially in malls. I know which ones I have to pay, I know which ones smell good,I know which hotels have the best AC in the toilet, Basically I am a loo expert as we speak.
- Your boobs will become the one part of your body you absolutely don’t understand! One moment they are itchy, the next they have some freaking boobquake( I don’t care if this word does not exist) all of a sudden they are like two sizes up meaning it’s time for new bras. Before you realize it, they are darker in colour around the nipples. They are basically in a planet of their own
- Your sense of smell is heightened to a point where you can even smell bullshit from a mile away. If you get nausea and vomiting, It is made worse when you encounter funny smells. Personally, hotels were a no go zone for me. I didn’t use Perfumes, I changed my lotions, deodorant, I even changed from using bath creams to bar soaps and I even locked myself in a different room when my husband cooked. The beauty of this is that it fades away after the first trimester.
5) Let’s talk about hormones shall we? You will have an influx of hormones you can’t even explain why you do some of the things you do. Literally someone can just scoop some food off your plate and you can start crying asking that person why they are taking your food, and we are talking real tears here like that crying emoji. One minute you will be sad, then happy, back to sad, then extremely hyper and excited, then quiet, back to lovey dovey, then I don’t want to talk to nobody y’all better leave me the hell alone! This also involves loving certain foods one day and the next you don’t want to eat them at all.I would say though I experienced this mostly up to mid 2nd trimester
6)Because your body ligaments relax a little when pregnant and due to hormones as well, You can experience some back aches etc. Luckily for me I haven’t had any back ache at all but I can’t say the same for my ass. Maybe I sit on it a lot, I don’t know but let’s just say, after every three to four days I need a massage. I can’t complain
7)When your belly grows, doing simple stuff like jumping in and out of bed, getting in and out of a car/vehicle and washing and oiling your legs become a rumor. Basically this is where you use X+Y=Z !!! Those who have been wondering where to apply some of that knowledge, I finally have the answer. EUREKA. I have never done frequent pedicures at salons like I have right now coz basically I can’t reach my feet. When it’s time to pee at night and I have to get out of bed it’s a whole process similar to solving a schrodinger equation. Luckily we just laugh about it
8)Wearing heels and pregnancy. This is something so many people have asked me about including my mother who rebuked me when I sent her a photo of me wearing heels haha. Well, You can actually wear heels and be comfortable Especially upto mid second trimester even though it’s really not recommended . After my second trimester, my feet were swelling honey and none of my shoes fit. Not even sandals. I get sharp pains when I try on heels currently so for now I just let Ciara on Instagram wear heels for both of us because I ain’t about to collapse for no reason.
9)You may experience what they call pregnancy brain. Basically you may end up forgetting everything including your own name and gender, let alone taking too long to understand something so obvious. I have been a culprit of this and allow me to share some of my funny experiences in another post
10) you tend to get vivid dreams almost everyday especially in your first trimester. Basically you will remember 90% of your dreams because you keep waking up to pee when the dreams are just too fresh in your memory. I have dreamt of literally everybody! From celebrities being my friends(yep! I was once with Khloe Kardashian in Vegas) friends, co workers, robbery cases etc. Lucky enough majority of my dreams involve my family…and notably my brother who died in 2012. He still looks and sounds the same but above all cheeky as always. 🙂
So, there you have it. All this might look like some negative vybe but it all depends on how you take it. Of course pregnancy has some beautiful side to it like feeling your baby move, etc which I will get to share with you guys soon enough. I have had a new found respect to all mothers during this period. Also I am aware that there are women struggling to get pregnant out there and for that reason this post is in no way trying to sound ungrateful for this blessing… it’s purely meant to share experiences