Friday, November 10, 2006

Pregnancy is Gross

It is a wonderful, beautiful, natural, glorious thing, too. But no one can really prepare you for how gross it really is.

I'm speaking right now of the extreme gasiness I tend to have all the time. Bubba will tell you that the flatulence has increased ten-fold, but that's really just at night, so he's the only one that really experiences it. Lucky him. However, the belching is just terrible! I'll be walking along, minding my own business, talking to Bubba if we're together, or just taking in the City and the fall weather, and little burps will just rise up out of nowhere! Again, I usually reserve my burping and farting to the privacy of my own home (again, poor Bubba....he learned that women really, actually do all these things when he married me), but in the 7th month of my pregnancy, it's starting to be out of my control. Especially the burps, they really do come out of NOWHERE! Then I'm embarrassed because I just burped while carrying on a conference call at work with our client! How un-lady-like of me! The shame of it all!

Other things:
- You also start to grunt and groan a lot more when moving out of a sitting/reclining position.
- Thickening membranes mean your sinuses thicken, too. Hard to breathe, lots more mucus, snotty nose, etc. Grossness.
- Sweating.

- That's all I'm going to list right now, this is a PG blog after all and I know most of you really don't want to know this stuff.


cjh said...

katielady--single-handedly preparing people for pregnancy one gross post at a time.

Pigs said...

I thought all the gassiness was sort of fun....but then, I like that sort of thing.

Bubba said...

Not the frequency, but the volume of any singular event that is most amazing.

katielady said...

Pigs, I kinda like it too, but it does pop up at the most inopportune time. Home, fine. Work, not so fine.

Bubba's Sis said...

Flatulence is always funny - at work or at home. You can't go wrong with a good fart.

nejyerf said...

you must be a joy in an elevator!

and if pregnancy is the reason of incessant farting and burping then my husband has been pregnant since i've met him!!