Hi, Ladies. I've been discovering a lot about pregnancy for which I was never prepared. No one had warned me about certain things, it seems! I've mentioned here that I've been having trouble with my back and sciatic nerve, for example.
Well, rather than let it keep getting me down, I decided to try and look at the humor of the situation; and as a result, I wrote an article for Work It, Mom! called "The Plus Sign Is Just the First Surprise
." Feel free to check it out. Hopefully it will make you chuckle a little bit.
So, what were some of the big surprises you all came across? Were there things you wish you had been warned about, or are you glad not to have known in advance?
I think my most unexpected thing so far was developing an ovarian cyst at the beginning of the pregnancy as the ovary struggled to support the baby before the placenta had developed. I'd never heard of such a thing! I also didn't realize that the baby could poke me in very sensitive
places from the inside. I always just thought about the baby kicking the front. It never occurred to me that she could kick/punch/poke down