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Pregnancy -- The docs always told me I'd know when I was in labor. I DIDN'T!!! They never described back labor. Never told me it was possible! (it hurts and i would only wish it on mortal enemies!) With my oldest (Sean) I had back labor but thought I was just constipated (all braxton hix were in my tummy...need to poo pain was in my back). I didn't realize I was in labor until my mucus plug came out and I asked a friend, who had a 5 yr old at the time, what the h**l is that?!?!
Pregnancy, what the dr didn't tell you... they don't tell you about pooping while delivering LMAO. They don't tell you about how your hips will pop out of socket while you are walking and you'll nearly fall down. They don't tell you about alternatives to typical medications or delivery methods.
Newborns, what the dr didn't tell you That you will cry at the drop of a hat for no reason in particular. That they can go several days without pooping. That they can also poop so much you wonder how it fits in their little bodies.
Infants, what the dr didn't tell you That babies do things at their own paces. stop worrying parents because your baby didn't roll over the day they turned 3 months old.
Toddlers, what the dr didn't tell you that they are incredibly clever and devious.
And also First Day of School, what you didn't know.... that you would feel really old knowing you have a kid in school
Thank you so much *Kiliki* for another amazing siggy!
for Toddlers....how about how your emotions can change at the drop of a hat. They can do something to make you so angry in one moment and then take it all away with a little smile or some other cute action!
No doctor ever told me that after multiple children, it would be possible for your pelvic muscles to be weak during or post delivery, to the point where your uterus is nearly falling out (prolapse). Apparently, no one told my nurse either and she was confused until I told her "ya, that's my cervix protruding down there..." Although that seems like a graphic one to put in your blog lol
Pregnancy, what the dr didn't tell you... SO much....that I would be sick all day, every day for 14 weeks. That I would be so tired walking up stairs. That I would be so tired. That I would bleed for 7 weeks after giving birth. That I would worry, more than I have ever in my entire life for the 39 weeks I was pregnant.
Newborns, what the dr didn't tell you How fast they breathe. I remember being so scared something was wrong. How often they pee! The unbelievable, incredible feeling of love and commitment I could feel for something so small.
Infants, what the dr didn't tell you Really, not much I can remember. Except that having my baby sleep with me allowed for me to have much more sleep at night. And that the fear of SIDS would last for so long during her infant-hood.
Toddlers, what the dr didn't tell you How much energy they truly can have! And how 3 year old girls never, ever, ever stop talking!
And also First Day of School, what you didn't know.... That I would feel such incredible pride for my girl, yet I would be the one crying like a baby when she went in for her first day of school.