Difficult trying to workout, lift, bend over, or literally do anything pregnant. I know you’ve probably heard it before from other pregnant women. But let me tell you, it is. It’s not just us complaining. You’ll find out when it happens to you, I did.
I’m still early, I have a few weeks left in my first trimester — thank God! But now the horrible nausea starts to pass, I get a sore back and some other weird things that start to happen. Acne on my arm. A dry patch on my leg. And feeling more disgusted by smells and things I already don’t like! But I still go on like I would any other day. God forbid I’d miss going to the gym or working. So I do it and wonder, what the hell was I thinking?
I’ve been extremely fast and had a solid reputation as a “monster” to every single gym I’ve walked into the pass 11 years. Now I get to watch the pace slow down and my stomach grow — and not be able to do some things I could before. I mean I could BUT I’d have cramping, a leaking bladder/vagina, feel more nauseous, get tired faster, feel my sore boobs bounce up and down, it’d be bad for the baby, etc. I’m not gonna lie, it is hard and it sucks. If I planned this at all, I wouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place! I’d be perfectly content just adopting a million dogs or cats. At least I’d know I won’t have to give birth to them and they won’t keep me up all night crying.
Is it worth it? I don’t know. I can’t tell you. Ask me after it’s born. I have to think day by day, what am I going to do to not feel like shit today? I should think farther in the future but what good is that going to do me in the present?
Then everyone wants to ask you… “How are you feeling?” Pregnant. Like I do every single day. “Do you know the gender yet?” Obviously not. “Do you want to know the gender?” Obviously. I’m not going to buy a bunch of pink and glittery stuff for a boy — regardless what generation we live in I don’t wanna year or a lecture on gender. I’m not an idiot, I know what the difference between sex and gender is. But the FACT is everyone asks me about the gender.
I’m going off topic, so anyway… everyone’s experience is different. Should I try more wives tales to predict the sex, no because according to them I’m having both. I’ve seen the sonogram, there’s only one. Make do what you want. Unless the doctor really pulls you from shit, there’s no excuse. I was sick a few weeks ago and I was told no kickboxing or high intensity workouts for a week because it could kill the baby. As much I don’t really want a kid now or in a strong position financially too, I wasn’t going to kill it. I made that decision I went in the first day to see if I was actually pregnant. Got a sonogram and it showed it had a beating heartbeat.