lol nikki..i wanna know everything...physically, emotionally..how do you cope up with mood swing..
I too didn't have many mood swings. Every now and then I would cry over the dumdest things. I did have constant heartburn that was bad! I took Zantac everyday and towards the end could barely eat anything. He sat head down the last month, that was painful (he was waaaayyyyy down) so my lady parts were a lil cranky. But I loved every part of my pregnancy and would (and will!) do it all over again!!!!
Labor wasn't bad, actually I didn't feel anything. I tore pretty bad (3rd degree) so I was uncomfy for about a week. I actually thought the first month after having the baby was the hardest month of my life!!!!!!
I STRONGLY suggest buying 2 baby books that have practically been my Bibles: What to Expect When You're Expecting and Your Pregnancy Week by Week.
Both are FULL of info. Every pregnancy is different, and there are so many myths and horror stories out there that can really freak you out. It's nice to know you're getting your info from a factual source when you read the books. Best peace of mind $30 can buy at Barnes and Noble :)
Of all the books I read, I found the What to Expect series to be the least helpful. I think that it is the bible of all the crap that could be or go wrong with your pregnancy, labour, birth.
For me, the things I didn't expect before getting pregnant were the food aversions as opposed to the cravings you always hear about. And the end of the first trimester/beginning of second I was so crazy tired, I was going to bed around 7PM to get up at 5:30AM.
I also don't think you should set yourself up for being a miserable preggo lady, I think something could be said for keeping a positivie attitude. If you think you are going to be miserable, you are. I remember all anyone would say to me when I was post dates was "you must be miserable, bet you can't wait to get that baby out!" I really just wanted to tell those people to F-off!!! I didn't feel like that at all, and for people who do feel that way, they don't need to be reminded that they are very pregnant.
I agree with FordGirl - if you go in with a good attitude then everything thing will fall into place! Sure you will have moments of what the f did I do haha but for the most part it is a truly amazing experience that you can never fully explain until you go through it yourself :)
Haha - I had sooooo many ppl ask me if I was ready to have the baby...and I always replied with "Nope, he can stay in as long as he likes". Shut them right up :)