A movie (loosely) based on the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting is being released in theaters today. As much as I loathe the book, I will admit that the movie looks like it could be slightly amusing. It would probably be really clichéd for me to waddle my pregnant self into a theater to see it, huh? LOL!
They have a line of posters for the movie that feature the female leads. Let’s ignore the fact that the posters are overly airbrushed and the women are not gaining any ounces or spreading inches in any area besides their belly bumps right now. It’s more the quirky sayings on them. A couple of them didn’t really prompt much reaction from me. These two definitely did though:
The first one says: “I just have all this extra energy. Plus I’m like crazy horny.”
Big fat nope on both accounts there. I had zero energy during the first trimester, the second trimester was a little better but it definitely wasn’t even on part with my normal energy levels… absolutely no extra energy. And I’ve never felt more homely in my life, thus I don’t feel particularly amorous.
The second one says: “If I knew I’d have a rack like this, I would’ve gotten knocked up years ago.”
Hell No! Sorry, but I find pregnancy boobs annoying. I had to buy all new bras, all I wear are sports bras now. When I did purchase new regular everyday bras I outgrew them in a week which was highly annoying. I just want to go back to the way I was… but I don’t know if that will ever happen.
The poster I identified with the most was this one.
It says: “I’m calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks.”
I know this may not be a popular opinion… but that’s totally how I feel. I truly never ever ever ever ever want to be pregnant again. I can’t say 100% that I will never ever ever ever ever be pregnant again, who knows how I will feel when my baby is actually here. Maybe I’ll decide I want a minivan full of kids. (That sounds horrifying to me.) The hubby is adamant we can’t have just an only child. I used to think that you needed at least two kids, but pregnancy has SUCKED.
Part way through our vacation I started to feel the kid really moving, so much that I can see it from the outside. I don’t love that feeling… it kind of creeps me out. It also kind of feels like my stomach is churning as if I’m going to be sick. It’s kind of fascinating and interesting that there is a human being that is a split of my DNA and my hubby’s DNA in there, that doesn’t mean that I like it in there. Just like every parent wants their kid to move out of the home at some point, I want the kid to move out of this current home!
Obviously I don’t want my baby to be born at 27 weeks… but I’m ready to not be pregnant anymore. (Well, I’ve felt that way since day one.)
I’ve just started to get really uncomfortable and I only imagine it will get more so over the next 13 weeks. Bending over is harder due to a small beach ball on my stomach. I have had horrible back pain, all upper back which I think is due to the pregnancy chest, and I don’t know how to relieve it. Massages help for a day or two, but then it comes back. Lifting heavy things (that aren’t truly that heavy) is getting harder. My breathing difficulty was greatly relieved while on vacation, but it’s back with a vengeance now.
Oh… and I need to create a real baby registry. I don’t know what things to register for. I told my husband we needed to go to Babies R Us to make a registry. His reply, “We have a car seat and a few onesies people have given us, we don’t need much else.”
I replied “I don’t know what we need, but I know we need stuff like snot suckers and thermometers.”
His reply was that snot suckers aren’t really needed and you just feel the baby’s head to decide if it’s sick and needs to go to the doctor.
So if you’ve got any ideas (especially those of you who have been through this) leave me suggestions on what kind of items are REALLY TRULY needed at the beginning, please share them.