Pregnancy Truths: Round 1

I should probably confess that thus far, I've had a really boring pregnancy. Believe me, I'm not complaining. Baby Pep has been taking it easy on his Mommy and I'm eternally grateful to this little bugger. 

That being said, there were certain things I had read or heard about and had come to expect. There have also been things that have taken me completely by surprise.

So for my first round of Pregnancy Truths, here are some fun things I've come to learn over the last 23 weeks...

Pregnancy Truth #1:
Your boobs will grow...but not at the same time.
Currently, my Hubby and I are affectionately calling this phenomenon, "monster boob." To a stranger on the street (and with a good bra), you'd never know. But believe me when I say, that my left boob looks like it could eat my right boob for a mid-afternoon snack.

Pregnancy Truth #2
Your "plumbing" will slow significantly.
Okay, let's call a spade, a spade, and be real here. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that I am not the only pregnant person in the world to experience this- in fact most women do, but it just isn't talked about. (For good reason). Anyhow, just as fair warning- should you get pregnant, you will be constipated and you will celebrate on those rare occasions when you have a regular BM.

Pregnancy Truth #3
Baby kicks are weird.
Right around the time I entered my second trimester, I began asking the warrior women who had gone before me what baby kicks feel like and how to differentiate them from my normal bodily functions. I was met with responses that I would experience a "fluttering" sensation or that baby's kicks would feel like "popcorn." Well, I am here to say- baloney! Baby kicks feel like exactly what they are- like you are being kicked from within by a tiny human. It is simultaneously super cool, super disconcerting and super weird. 

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For my experienced Mamas- what surprised you about your first and second trimesters?


  1. The term "monster boob" made me have to do one of the awkward hold in your laugh things because I just read this at work. I think me and Laura are going to have all sorts of interesting questions for you when we get to see you. lol.

  2. I had read a bunch and nothing really surprised me...except movement is really weird. Everyone describes it differently, and when you feel it, it's just weird lol. Have you had baby hiccups yet?

  3. Kaity - I've loved reading all of your recent posts (I keep telling myself, "I HAVE TO GO TO BED!!"). You bring back so many memories. FYI: I dubbed them, "rabbit pellets." Bet you know what I'm talking about! :) Oh, for the love of God, what is up with that?? Have you experienced the crusted, sinus'? Chistle Bugers...good God, it would take a shovel to clean out my nose. What causes that??? Anyway, you look adorable and it is so much FUN to see Chuck's excitement as you and Baby Pep grow! Lots of love to all 3 of you! MS

  4. I'm totally with you on the whole "plumbing" issue. I also hated that, all of a sudden, in one week, none of my pants or skirts fit. I haven't felt baby move yet, but I'm hoping it will be soon! :)