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13 June 2012

Being Pregnant Meme

I have been invited by Trinket herself from Trinket of Treasure to partake in her 'Being Pregnant' meme. The idea is to answer a few questions, link up and share the meme with a few friends to build up some info on what people feel about pregnancy.


What was your first reaction when you found out that you were/are pregnant and why do you feel you reacted in that way?

I felt pregnant before I had it confirmed by a test. I could sense it somehow. I was only one day late which was a regular occurance at the time but I felt different, maternal almost so I wasn't particularly surprised when the 'Pregnant' word appeared on the Clear Blue digital stick. I was nervous though and slightly concerned how my partner would react and my parents. I had just turned 18 and was living at home. Despite being with the father from the age of 13 it wasn't ideal, I was on the pill afterall. I was happy though, knowing a little person was growing in my tummy!

What major changes did/does being pregnant bring to your life?

I had sickness to the extent I was signed off work with dehydration. I hated the swollen ankles and stretch marks and going in and out of hospital with suspected pre-eclampsia. However I loved the planning, shopping, scans, feeling the baby kick and watching my tummy wiggle around as she moved about inside. I was mature for my age anyway, I never drank like my friends at the time and I had a job and car. I did have to grow up a bit though and I moved out of my parents into a rented home when I left work on maternity leave.

What did/do you like or enjoy about being pregnant the most?
My hair was wonderful and skin was fantastic when pregnant. I also used pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I fancied although shifting the weight afterwards was a lot harder than I expected! I enjoyed building a bond with my child before I even met her and feeling that my body was incredible to create something so loved.

What did/do you dislike the most about being pregnant?
The sickness and being tired all of the time was horrendous. It had a big impact on my social life and I lost many friends when pregnant. I found it really difficult to get comfortable and sleep too.

What are your overall thoughts and feelings on being pregnant?
Generally I loved it and I would LOVE another child although the Mr doesn't want any kids of his own *sob*. Maybe if I pester him for another few years he will eventually give in? Wishful thinking!!

I am inviting the following people to join in with this meme if they would like to:

The Boy and Me
Multiple Mummy
Mummy vs Work
Mummy Mishaps
Attachment Mummy


THE RULES (please copy):
  • Please answer the following questions in depth.YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE ANY DETAILS OUT (only joking). But, please do write as much as you want, keeping in mind the joys of life are inthe finer details.
  • Invite three or more women and link them to your blog post. As I don’t know many mothers or pregnant women, I’d appreciate it if you could invite as many mothers/expecting women you know to participate. But please remember you don't have to be invited to take part. THE MORE THE MERRIER!
  • Leave a comment about what you think of this meme and a link to your blogpost HERE
  • For lovelies that have been pregnant more than once, answerthe question in regards to your first pregnancy.

1 comment

  1. Ooh thanks for tagging me! I've added it to my favourites so i dont forget!


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