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<p>I thought we needed one of these because we're all so close! (and done in one case!)</p>
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<p>- Food Aversions</p>
<p>- The urge to vomit when I bend over the wrong way</p>
<p>- BACK PAIN</p>
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<p>I had more but now I'm blanking (Pregnancy Brain is something else I won't miss)</p>
 

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<p>I will not miss:</p>
<p>Bladder pressure and the need to pee every three seconds</p>
<p>Heartburn</p>
<p>PSD</p>
<p>The appointments</p>
<p>Oh I know there are more but those are the big 3 I guess</p>
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<p>Oh, definitely add the peeing thing to mine too. Ugh, and the hip pain that keeps me from sleeping soundly!</p>
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<p>Dry skin: This sucks. I get dry skin in winter ANYWAY...add pregnancy hormones and I'm the Sahara.</p>
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<p>Not being able to have sex comfortably. I finally have somewhat of a sex drive (like, I don't cringe at the thought of sex) and it's so uncomfortable that I get frustrated and kill the mood.</p>
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<p>Crying at everything. I can't watch most TV shows because I CRY.</p>
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<p>The vaginal discharge can go as well. It's like snot from my vagina and it totally grosses me out.</p>
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<p>The baby's head pressing on something that creates one of two scenarios regarding pooping: 1) I feel like I have to but never can OR 2) It's all I do all day long.</p>
 

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<p>I've been thinking about this lately and since it may be our last I thought well, what are some of the things I might not have to deal with again. </p>
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<p>- Not being able breathe when bending over</p>
<p>- Peeing or feeling like you have to pee all the time</p>
<p>- Hip pain at night</p>
<p>- Bowel issues :(</p>
<p>- Having very little stomach space, I'm a little bit of a foodie </p>
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<p>There are a million things I love about it but some of the less desirable things I really won't miss. </p>
 

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<p> I am one of those people that doesn't like being pregnant at all. I get anxiety and stressed easily. So my list can be long:</p>
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<p>But I won't miss:</p>
<ul><li>Having to sleep sitting up. If I sleep on my side, it hurts my groin area and I have trouble breathing.</li>
<li>Morning sickness  - 26 weeks was enough - it is coming back, certain smells set me off. I can't tolerate veggies during my pregnancy at all.</li>
<li>Lack of motivation - For some reason, I just get weepy and tired and lose all motivation all during my pregnancy. I guess I get a little depressed</li>
<li>Baby movements - am I am the only one where it actually hurts? I feel like my insides are all bruised and sore.</li>
<li>Baby hiccups at 3 AM when I have insomnia.</li>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lillymonster</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107438"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> I am one of those people that doesn't like being pregnant at all. I get anxiety and stressed easily. So my list can be long:</p>
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<p>But I won't miss:</p>
<ul><li>Having to sleep sitting up. If I sleep on my side, it hurts my groin area and I have trouble breathing.</li>
<li>Morning sickness  - 26 weeks was enough - it is coming back, certain smells set me off. I can't tolerate veggies during my pregnancy at all.</li>
<li>Lack of motivation - For some reason, I just get weepy and tired and lose all motivation all during my pregnancy. I guess I get a little depressed</li>
<li>Baby movements - am I am the only one where it actually hurts? I feel like my insides are all bruised and sore.</li>
<li>Baby hiccups at 3 AM when I have insomnia.</li>
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<br><br><p>Lack of Motivation: Me too! We've done fast food the past TWO nights (that's a big deal here) because I just don't want to cook.</p>
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<p>Movement: It hurts me too. His feet DIG into my ribs. Actually, with my first pregnancy, my ribs on one side were sore for a few weeks after birth because of the constant kicking. It sucked.</p>
 

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<p>Prodromal labor.  Start, or don't... I hate the what if.</p>
<p>Fatigue.  It sucks feeling like you are sleeping your life away.</p>
<p>Moodiness... I feel like some banshee has taken over my body and I lack control.</p>
<p>Constant night waking, then struggling to go back to sleep.</p>
<p>Nausea... WHY does this have to come back?!</p>
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<p>Then of course what others have mentioned.  Peeing, vaginal moisture, dry skin, heartburn.</p>
 

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<p>Nausea - I've had it from 6-weeks on.  Still have it.</p>
<p>Throwing up so hard that I break blood vessels in my face.</p>
<p>Constipation - I am so tired of sitting on the toilet and nothing happening.</p>
<p>Diarrhea - from the iron supplements.  Not a delightful break from the constipation.</p>
<p>Back pain</p>
<p>Hip pain</p>
<p>Taking 10 minutes to roll from one side to the other in the middle of the night.</p>
<p>Not being able to breathe.</p>
<p>Zits.</p>
<p>Waddling at such a slow pace that I almost tip over.</p>
<p>The pain of getting up out of a chair or out of the car.</p>
<p>Fatigue so bad I've been in survival mode the entire pregnancy.</p>
<p>People touching me, looking at me, asking me questions.</p>
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<p>I WILL miss the baby kicks...but they are quite painful as hard as my LO does them.</p>
 

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<p>back pain that seems to have gotten so bad this week that i can barely walk after sitting for even a minute</p>
<p>having to change my undies all the time</p>
<p>needed my wake my honey so he can grab my hand and help me flip over in bed</p>
<p>baby stretching full length that causes me to squeal and scare everyone</p>
<p>constant questions about this and that</p>
 

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<p>Despite the challenges of my pregnancy I think I will really miss sharing this special time with little one.</p>
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<p>I doubt I'll miss Hyperemesis. I threw up 6+ times a day until 7 months. Ended up taking Zofran, and lost almost 30 lbs. I really struggled with depression and anxiety while I was so sick.</p>
<p>I used to enjoy jogging. Now I can't even walk up my stairs in my house without getting winded. Look forward to those post partum jogs. Especially with a jogging stroller when it gets a bit warmer.</p>
<p>Being moody and emotional. I've had to really 'pace myself' socially, because I can't tolerate dramatic or troublesome people for any reason!</p>
<p>I thought having wide "breeding hips" would spare me some discomfort. I had no idea my pubic bone could separate, and boy does it hurt!</p>
<p>I also feel some "cervical twinges" and my braxton hicks contractions REALLY HURT. It freaks me out that perhaps this pain will be quite pale in comparison to active labor. I know I'll manage, but it is not a fun thought.</p>
<p>And now, I'm not in love with the not knowing when labor will start. Today, tomorrow, weeks from now? I'm 36 weeks now, and it could be any day ... </p>
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<p>Constant questions from non-AP relatives about how I'm going to manage AP with TWO kids. Obviously the next one won't be coddled as much, right?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AFWife</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Constant questions from non-AP relatives about how I'm going to manage AP with TWO kids. Obviously the next one won't be coddled as much, right?</p>
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Oh em gee!  You mean you can't cuddle one AND nurse a baby?  Heaven forbid they *both* nurse, you would need something like TWO breasts and arms to pull that one off.  So, which kid you planning on ignoring?!  ;)</p>
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<p>People are so funny.</p>
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<p>Hubby just confessed his aunt tried to give him grief about us having 5 kids, and he set her straight and said to save it for someone who does not have the resources/patience/support.</p>
 

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<p>pain, pain, and PAIN. Oh, and bedrest. blech.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SumnerRain</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107935"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AFWife</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Constant questions from non-AP relatives about how I'm going to manage AP with TWO kids. Obviously the next one won't be coddled as much, right?</p>
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Oh em gee!  You mean you can't cuddle one AND nurse a baby?  Heaven forbid they *both* nurse, you would need something like TWO breasts and arms to pull that one off.  So, which kid you planning on ignoring?!  ;)</p>
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Well, I apparently held DS way too much (you know, when he cried or fussed) and there is NO WAY I'll be able to attend to both children like that! DH's Gma kept saying that I wouldn't hold this one as much THE DAY she found out I was pregnant.</p>
 

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<p>I am still feeling good However I won't miss the following:</p>
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<p>Pants with a giant belly band</p>
<p>Heartburn ~ 1st time in my life I have experienced this..YUCK</p>
<p>Not Sleeping through the night (I am a first timer so I know it is a fantasy that I will soon sleep through the night however I am still Dreamin)</p>
<p>Trying to pick out a name ....</p>
 

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<p>The main thing I won't miss is wistfully wishing that I was thin and beautiful and desirable.  It's ridiculous ... the entire focus of most of the females of our species (even if it's subconscious) is to find a partner and reproduce.  I spent two years longing to be pregnant again.  Now that I am here, and big and round and lovely, all I can think of is to be not pregnant again.  I know that it is just hormones, and that I should enjoy these last few weeks.  It's hard.</p>
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<p>One thing I hope I retain though is the sex drive.</p>
 

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<p>i'm not going to miss the contractions. sure, they're only braxton hicks, but they're bloody uncomfortable.</p>
 

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<p><span>Back pain and the incredible amount of peeing!<span style="display:none;">  Also </span></span></p>
<p>Also maternity pants: the underbelly ones are uncomfortable and the panel ones keep sliding down.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AFWife</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107979"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SumnerRain</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107935"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AFWife</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284731/what-won-t-you-miss-about-being-pregnant#post_16107876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Constant questions from non-AP relatives about how I'm going to manage AP with TWO kids. Obviously the next one won't be coddled as much, right?</p>
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Oh em gee!  You mean you can't cuddle one AND nurse a baby?  Heaven forbid they *both* nurse, you would need something like TWO breasts and arms to pull that one off.  So, which kid you planning on ignoring?!  ;)</p>
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Well, I apparently held DS way too much (you know, when he cried or fussed) and there is NO WAY I'll be able to attend to both children like that! DH's Gma kept saying that I wouldn't hold this one as much THE DAY she found out I was pregnant.</p>
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I have someone like that in my life: my hubby! My own little ray of sunshine. </p>
 

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<p>- The stupid, STUPID carpel tunnel I have ( never had it in my life or with any other pregnancy???)</p>
<p>- Fatigue</p>
<p>- Heartburn</p>
<p>- The Nausea until 23w that seems to be kinda coming back</p>
<p>- The inability to SLEEP! (I'm guessing this one will have to wait 1-2 years)</p>
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