I want to share my pregnancy experience because I don’t think a lot of people talk about it. I had the most MISERABLE pregnancy. For the first 25 weeks, I had what felt like the world’s worst hangover 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I vomited multiple times a day, and felt like I could barely function. I was also working 40 hours (or more a week), which didn’t make things easier. Sometimes I had to pull off to the side of the road on my way home from work to vomit. It was bad. The worst part was that no-one even really knew I was pregnant until I announced (which was around 12 weeks), so people just thought I was a miserable human.
Around 26 weeks, I was put on modified bed rest, and basically never got up off the couch. I tried to limit how many times I would go up and down the stairs everyday to prevent my girls from coming earlier than we wanted. So then I just got HUGE. Which was also so uncomfortable.
Let me tell you, there were many times I asked myself if I could do this whole pregnancy thing and sometimes I honestly didn’t know if I could make it. But I did. And my girls were worth every second of my suffering. Look how sweet they were the day they were born!
I am sharing this today because I know there are other women that are probably struggling the same way I did. And this is what I will say. It sucks. BUT you will get through it, I promise. And, you will get the worlds greatest gift at the end of your journey. Just remember, there is a clear end date to feeling miserable. Ill admit its about 2-4 weeks after your deliver, but it is there. You can do this mama I promise! And for those of you who feel great, embrace it! You are so lucky!
Has anyone else struggled with their pregnancy? Would love for you to share your experience below (good or bad)! 👇