Thanks to The Oprah Show and you as well as a lot of my Twitter friends my list has grown so much I’ve made a second list of “The Things They Don’t Tell You”. These things aren’t meant to scare me, or any other Future Mamas out there who are thinking of having kids, yet beware… They may. My commentary is in color.
Hemroids- Pregnancy can give them to ya. I wasn’t exactly sure what they were but I googled it and ew.
You’ll get use to feeling your boob on the side of your stomach… I’m not looking forward to loosing the perkiness 🙁
Little boys get woodies too– Saw this one on Oprah… TMI if you ask me.
Lice is hard to get to go away.–I’m not sure I’ll have to deal with this one cause I’ve never had lice and I hear black people don’t get it. I hope that’s the case for half-black kids too!
I’ll hate my husband for knocking me up– This one I also saw on Oprah, it’s believable, but I REALLY hope we can make it an enjoyable experience for all of us.
I may not like my baby right away– This is a sad one for me. But I guess it’s good to know that may happen. But I love everyone elses baby so I can’t imagine not liking my own!
A woman on Oprah said she felt like she had made a bad mistake– Once again, possible, however I’m thinking I’ll not let myself feel that way (I try to live life without regret).
Pump, or explode
You loose your choices- This is another complain from a mom on Oprah. I suppose if you go into motherhood expecting things to be easy and the same as before plus having a child on your hip you’re going to have a rude awakening. I’m not afraid to make sacrifices and giving up “me time” when the time is right.
Some women say you “loose yourself”– but I’m assuming that’s a problem you run into if you don’t already know yourself. I don’t think it’s “Loosing yourself” but gaining another part of yourself…But I’m not a mom so what do I know?
It’s “Freaking’ hard work”- (no commentary needed)
Days where I would hate my kids– If my kids are anything like some of the kids I see screaming and acting wild out at the store I guess I can believe this, however I don’t like to use the work “hate.”
You can be constantly constipated while pregnant?! —Waaah?
…And going with that : Milk of magnesia will help you poop (thanks for the tip)
The term “Letdown” is exactly what it says.
Labor stinks… LITERALLY… eew.
Your period is gone for your entire period but then you have it for like a MONTH after the baby is born… Boo!
You can have contractions weeks before you’re really in labor… Good to know now so I don’t freak out too bad if that happens to me!
And what freaked me out the most and came as the biggest surprise to me: In labor doctors have to cut that piece of skin between where the baby is coming out and your butt hole to keep it from tearing…. OUCH!