Am I CRAZY?????

I miss being pregnant!!!! I was trying to figure out why, and I think it's because I was so sick for a while, and took so long to show, that I only had limited time to enjoy the comfortable part of pregnancy. I felt pretty great at the end and would have been happy to go a week or two post date, but it didn't happen. I miss wearing cute maternity clothes! And I LOVED labour and delivery! It was all so much easier than parenting a newborn.

But I actually don't want to get pregnant again for at least 2 years... I want to get into shape and stay there a while, let my body recover, and have some time with this baby to get him weaned, toilet trained, etc. etc. etc. Yet, part of me wishes I could do it all again tomorrow, and keep having lots and lots of babies... is that totally weird?
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I miss being pregnant!!!! I was trying to figure out why, and I think it's because I was so sick for a while, and took so long to show, that I only had limited time to enjoy the comfortable part of pregnancy. I felt pretty great at the end and would have been happy to go a week or two post date, but it didn't happen. I miss wearing cute maternity clothes! And I LOVED labour and delivery! It was all so much easier than parenting a newborn.

But I actually don't want to get pregnant again for at least 2 years... I want to get into shape and stay there a while, let my body recover, and have some time with this baby to get him weaned, toilet trained, etc. etc. etc. Yet, part of me wishes I could do it all again tomorrow... is that totally weird?
Originally Posted by Amneris
I feel exactly the same way. Totally miss it. I'm downright nostalgic.
This is why I have 4 kids, and why I would have 10 if it didn't cost so much money to raise them all. Practicality entered into my family planning much more than anything else. I LOVED being pregnant, and I always mourned it after it was over. I loved labor too, and my one good delivery...the c-secs I could do without.
You're crazy,

I'll take 3 more babies, but don't want to go through pregnancy or labor (or tiny newborn) stages again!
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You said it, not me - you are crazy!

I didn't feel that way until Kennedy was about 15 months old. I didn't miss being pregnant as much as I missed having a little baby around.

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My sister who had her baby 2 months ago, says the same thing. She totally misses being pregnant and is envious that I'm right at the good part of it!
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I loved being pregnant too. And I wish River was brand new again. I loved how small and sweet he was. He is still sweet, but he is just bigger now... And, I was decently cute pregnant and now I'm just fat
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I miss it to I miss not having to share him and I miss feeling him move around in there. I've told my sis-in-law that I'd have a baby for her. Labor on the other hand I did not love, but I loved being in the hospital for those few days.







ooh i HATED being pregnant! but i was abnormally ill for the 1st....6 months. then i was just way too huge to be comfortable. it creeps me out to ear people say they loved being pregnant becuse my experience was the exact opposite.
ooh i HATED being pregnant! but i was abnormally ill for the 1st....6 months. then i was just way too huge to be comfortable. it creeps me out to ear people say they loved being pregnant becuse my experience was the exact opposite.
Originally Posted by subbrock

I wish I could figure out a way to stay 7 months pregnant for the rest of my life. Truly, I LOVED being full of life, feeling that movement, anticipating the event, getting the attention. I felt great pregnant too...never even got a cold.
ooh i HATED being pregnant! but i was abnormally ill for the 1st....6 months. then i was just way too huge to be comfortable. it creeps me out to ear people say they loved being pregnant becuse my experience was the exact opposite.
Originally Posted by subbrock
I was throwing up for the first 6 months too, lots. But I loved the last couple of months. And because I threw up so much, I never did get huge... maybe that was why I loved it and felt good. I can see why being huge would be annoying. Who knows, that may be me next time around... and then I'll wonder what I was thinking wanting to be pregnant.
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I'm not sure if this part of the PP emotions but what I remember distinctly feeling that all the attention was on ME while I was pregnant and then all of sudden all the attention was on BABY and no one cared about me anymore. So from that perspective I definitely missed being pregnant.

Going through it again, it sucks just as much this time around as it did last time. I guess its a good thing that most of us get amnesia/nostalgia or none of us would do it again.


I was throwing up for the first 6 months too, lots. But I loved the last couple of months. And because I threw up so much, I never did get huge... maybe that was why I loved it and felt good. I can see why being huge would be annoying. Who knows, that may be me next time around... and then I'll wonder what I was thinking wanting to be pregnant.
Originally Posted by Amneris
i think being huge is the part i hate about not being pregnant too! i started off at 138 (which was the most i had ever weighed at the time) and lost 20 lbs from puking. i was hospitalized at least once a week for dehydration...they couldnt find new places to put the IV...ugh!! now after the baby im 151 which i hate. i guess thats a "normal" size since im 5'7" i just bought an exercise video, which i cant wait to use! and i am enjoying the boobies. i think thats the second best thing that came from being pregnant!
I have two boys who are 15 mnths apart. Ethan will be 3 in Oct. and Micah is 19 mnths. If my husband had his way I would be pregnant right now. I wish I can have them without going through the whole pregnancy bit. And I had good pregnancies. No morning sickness. But I did get huge. Now I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight and dread having to gain back the weight when we have a third child.
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I'm not sure if this part of the PP emotions but what I remember distinctly feeling that all the attention was on ME while I was pregnant and then all of sudden all the attention was on BABY and no one cared about me anymore. So from that perspective I definitely missed being pregnant.
Originally Posted by mad scientist
This is where my sister is right now - our mom will call her and ask how "her boy" is doing and not ask how she's doing. I make a concerted effort to ask her how she's doing especially since we just found out my brother in law has to go to India for 3 weeks in November, she's trying to figure out the day care situation and is alone all day since my b.i.l. has been working 16 hour days lately.
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I vote crazy!
I didn't like pregnancy so much. Being sick, nauseous, sleep problems, getting huge and uncomfortable, ugh. Then there were those sad times, too. I can't separate the successful pregnancies with the not so successful one. They were also one after the other. I didn't get much time to enjoy each of the kids before another was on it's way.
But, feeling them move inside was sooooo cool.
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I would much rather be pregnant then deal with the newborn stage again!

The newborn cry litterally makes me want to jump out of my skin, even now i cringe when i hear it. The constant crying, feeds, sleepless nights, colic, runny diapers ect ect ect

I wish they would come out 6 months old!

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