10. The vivid, scary dreams I have. Usually I can’t remember my dreams but when I’m pregnant, they are so real I wake up sweating and can’t get back to sleep. The one I had last night was awful... I had lost C and Ez in a large apartment building and was trapped in an elevator.
9. My swollen feet. I got the greatest pair of Frye boots for Christmas and I can’t wedge my fat feet into them. Soon the only thing I’ll be able to get on is flip flops. Let’s hope by the time that happens it’s at least 45 degrees outside. I actually cried a little yesterday, because none of my church shoes were comfortable.
8. My back; it hurts so much I can never get comfortable. In bed I shift positions all night long trying to find a way to sleep that doesn’t hurt. I even bought an exercise ball, hoping that sitting on that a few hours a day would relieve some of the back pain.
7. The swollen hands. My rings are so tight they hurt, but they are too tight to take off.
6. The metallic taste in my mouth. It lasts the ENTIRE time I’m pregnant and affects the taste of everything I eat. I have to brush my teeth about 90 times per day to try and get rid of it, if only for a minute.
5. The constant thirst. I’m so thirsty all day long, I can’t stop drinking stuff. Which leads us to....
4. The constant peeing.
3. The heartburn. Tums and Rolaids don’t make a dent in it.
2. The sweat. I’ve started sweating profusely, even when I don’t think I’m hot. Constant wet armpits are so not cute.
and the top complaint about pregnancy right now is...
1. The giant size of my belly. You should see people’s faces when they look at my belly and ask when I’m due, and I reply “May 3rd”. They give me such a pity-filled look I almost can’t stand it. I’ve started saying April just to avoid that look, but soon I’m going to have to answer “March” because my stomach will be so big even April will seem ludicrous. The people I tell March to are going to be VERY concerned when my giant belly and I are still going strong in the middle of April!
Okay, what are yours? I'm dying for people to commiserate with me.