I'm definitely in the "I hate being pregnant" camp. Both times, I worried that I would go on feeling vaguely physically uncomfortable for the rest of my life, that it wouldn't go away once I gave birth. When I say vaguely, I don't mean that it wasn't intense, but that I couldn't really pinpoint or describe in words the discomfort [in addition to definable things like nausea, aches and pains, swelling, having to pee 24/7, etc]. I am mentally jumping for joy right now because that discomfort is gone. C-section recovery is a piece of cake for me compared to that.
I worry about how permanent a vasectomy is, too. Since my brother-in-law died as a teenager, I've thought about how a person would want to have another child if something like that happened…so I hate to reduce that possibility [it's like 60% reversible?] Then again, I'm gonna be 38 this year, pretty soon I'll be too old anyway, and dtd w/no birth control, definitely a good thing.
Mawood, I have a similar issue, he is colicky and wants to nurse all the time, which I feel only compounds the problem, and also sometimes leads to copious spit up. I have given him Mylicon which works sometimes, and I held a Hyland's Colic remedy homeopathic tab in my hand [fast dissolve like the teething tabs] and he sucked on it [he *loved* it - the sugar I'm sure- and then immediately went right to sleep]. Also, my husband can work magic on him when he's in this mode - since Dad is not the nurser, Ben can switch gears if Dad holds him. When he eventually hands him back to me, he's always in quiet alert state.
Although I'm pretty happy with my birth this time, I can definitely relate to everyone who's feeling bummed out [b/c of my older son's traumatic birth], and although so far Ben isn't difficult, I can definitely relate to Ratrodgrl, that's how it was with him, too. And even with this baby, it's hard for me since he doesn't really smile a lot yet, but he does cry sometimes, so it feels like a lot of negative feedback. It makes me feel a bit insecure - like, does he like me rubbing his back, or does he wish I'd stop? Also, since he knows I'm the nurser, he just wants to nurse whenever I hold him, whereas he'll just chill out more with my husband.