I’m in the pregnancy home stretch. Less than two months until I meet my little kickboxing champion. I was so excited that Pregnant Chicken, a site that is funny, smart, true to life, and full of giveaways and discounts, wanted to feature my posts “Symptoms of Pregnancy No One Wants to Talk About.” All Three Trimesters! Links to all three posts below. And seriously, if you’re pregnant or considering it someday, check out this great resource. The email newsletter is a goldmine of goodies!
Kim Kardashian, someone who I wholly dislike and yet seem to read about on a daily basis just by opening an internet browser, recently bemoaned pregnancy as “the worst experience of my life.” My initial reaction was, “Ungrateful b*tch!”
But on second thought, it is refreshing for celebrities to speak up on some of the more uncomfortable, inconvenient and downright painful symptoms of pregnancy that often get overlooked by magazines and popular culture. Read more, including how #4 completely “outed” my pregnancy to my relatives.
Ahh, the second trimester. This is the stuff pregnancy dreams are made of. You feel good, your belly is adorable, and you are feeling the pop pop pop of little kicks from your baby who Baby Center says is currently the size of a spaghetti squash!
But let’s take a step back from the bliss to complain for a few minutes. I know what you’re thinking. Why bitch about such a magical time? But there are a few things at this stage in the pregnancy game that no one talks about, and they’re important! So sit back, grab some Tums, and read on. #2 is causing grief for my whole family!
The third trimester is uncomfortable. It is exhausting. Did I mention it’s uncomfortable? You may feel like a beached whale. And if you have pregnancy brain half as bad as I do right now, you have the mental capacity of a beached whale. But enough with the obvious. Let’s talk about the symptoms you don’t read about in your weekly What to Expect newsletter. I bet you’re experiencing #4, a lot!