The Bad Side of Pregnancy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
"There are two sides to being pregnant. There is the beautiful, wonderful blessing side. The second side - it sucks! "
― Tamar Braxton

outfit outfit H&M Blazer (here) | Monteau Dress from Winnters (similar/similar)
Saks 5th Avenue Flats (similar/similar)
Coach Purse (here/here) | Vogue Sunglasses(here/here)

The Bad

I've complained a lot about how uncomfortable it was during my first trimester. Morning sickness was honestly just terrible - puking just at the thought of some types of foods, not being able to enjoy foods I loved previously and the constant feeling of being sick was such a turn off of being pregnant. I honestly felt like some days I wouldn't be able to get past the morning sickness and just wanted to lay in bed all day.

And my clothes not fitting - in the last few weeks, I could go 1 week wearing a whole bunch of things and then trying to wear the same outfit the following week and not being able to even get it over my belly. I just couldn't justify spending money on maternity clothes when I don't even know if I'll need them again! And I mean, $80 for a pair of pants that I'll be wearing for only a few months?! It just doesn't make sense to me. I've been trying to stick with buy dresses but with our weather flucuating so much, it sometimes doesn't cut it for me.

But the funny thing is, that's not even the worst part about being pregnant.

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The Worst

The downsides of the third trimester is hands down the worst - or at least for me. I'm constantly hungry but every time I eat, I feel like my belly is going to stretch so far out that it might burst. It's a constant fight to find the right balance between how much I can eat and how much I should eat to make my belly feel comfortable. As much as I hate it say it out loud, I'm constipated which is probably my most HATED symptom in the third trimester. I've never had this issue before and it's so uncomfortable and very unflattering to talk about but I mean - I'm human and it sucks. Like, REALLY sucks.

I'm almost always swollen. I can't wear my engagement/wedding rings and it breaks my heart. I'm so emotionally attached to it that it breaks my heart when I don't see it on my finger. But I had such a freak incident with my rings/swollen finger one time that when I actually tried to pull off my ring, half of my skin came off with my ring and Iz had to cut my ring off. It was honestly such a horrific event that I won't even try to wear my ring when my finger is even the slightest swollen. And I now have cankles - only by the middle/end of the day - and really swollen feet that it makes it sometimes a little hard to keep on my feet.

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I hate being such a negative Nancy and as much as I love being close to Baby DK, I hate some of the side effects of being pregnant. I'm getting to the point where I'm just wanting Baby DK to get here now! Sharing our space together is not quite cutting it anymore!

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