9 GIFs to describe what being pregnant is like

One of the most common questions I get from people about my pregnancy is, “What’s it like?? 🀩”

Well, after being pregnant for almost a good 9 months now, here are some of the ways I tried describing to loved ones about how I’m feeling. However, it’s important to know that every single woman and every single pregnancy is unique.

Some of the other mommies I know have absolutely none of what I’m going through… :’) Lucky b*tches. I’m happy for you, yet kinda envious.

Some of them really have it a lot worse! 😰 I’m so, so sorry for what you’re going through.

GIF 1: Just walking waddling around

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I haven’t walked in a few months now – I waddle! 🐧

It’s virtually impossible for me to walk like I used to because of this increasing melon in the center of my body that’s quite literally getting in the way of everything.

My body literally sways side to side like a penguin, and I’m not even doing it on purpose! While my loving hubby and friends have said they find me adorable, I actually feel like sitting on them. It’s a price too uncomfortable to pay just to be adorable!

GIF 2: Perpetually hot πŸ”₯

And I don’t mean in the attractive sense. If anything, I’ve been feeling like an ugly duckling the whole time during my pregnancy. πŸ₯Ί

But, as the pregnancy progresses, my little baby becomes a little body heater as well! I can be sitting in front of the air-conditioning, with a fan blowing directly at me… and somehow I still manage to sweat. πŸ₯΅

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GIF 3: Bodily surprises at random timings

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It’s almost like going through puberty all over again. Just without the crazy amazing metabolic rate. πŸ˜₯

Sometimes it’s a new large pimple on some random part of my body, or a massive breakout somewhere… Sometimes it’s my skin changing a bit of colour… Sometimes it’s my nose expanding even further in size… Or sometimes my feet just bloat up and change size halfway through the day.

GIF 4: My body isn’t mine anymore

From what I can eat, to what time I need to head home… almost all decisions are no longer made by me.

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Instead, they’re made controlled by this little son of mine that spends his days seeing how much he can get my organs to compress.

I was craving some chocolate just when I started writing this post, now I’m craving fried beansprouts… πŸ™„

GIF 5: Getting beaten up from the inside

Have you ever watched Kung Fu Hustle?

There’s this scene where the protagonist was inside this metal traffic light thing and he just started doing his kung fu inside… Well, I’m suddenly able to relate to that traffic light. πŸ˜’

Apparently I have a really active little one with me. β€οΈπŸ‘ΆπŸ»

GIF 6: Getting up from bed

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As the pregnancy goes, it gets increasingly harder to get out of bed in the morning and this time. 😭 This also applies when I sit on low chairs.

It is quite literally a mini workout just getting on my feet.

GIF 7: Doing routine height & weight tests at the hospital

These days I try to get myself mentally prepared before I step on the scale at the hospital, because I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life (and it’s still going up)! 😱 And then it causes my blood pressure to go up… and that’s not a good sign.

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I don’t think this part is easy on many mommies. Through my multiple checks, I’ve seen a couple of moms tear up or get frantic looking at their weight.

GIF 8: Want to throttle the husband

There are days I wake up wanting to throttle my husband for not having to go through what I’m going through despite being the contributor, but it’s genuinely hard to do anything physical at the moment…

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Don’t get me wrong though. Mark is quite literally the perfect husband. I probably just want to throttle him because I feel it’s so unfair to women.

He is extremely loving and supportive, he goes to every single hospital appointment with me, he jumps straight up at night whenever I make any sound of discomfort, he always tries to satisfy my cravings (the only one we didn’t manage to fulfil was my random desire for dragon beard candy at 11PM one night), he lets me throw all the tantrum in the world and still thinks I’m cute… I could really go on.

And it’s really not his fault that men can’t be pregnant.

If anything, he said sometimes he wishes he gets to experience it too because it’s like a bonding experience with our son. πŸ₯Ί

GIF 9: My heart is full πŸ’“πŸ˜Š

I’m sorry if I made pregnancy sound like shitty experience so far… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Not going to lie, it’s not the most fun I’ve had. And definitely sacrifices already have to be made.

But while it’s uncomfortable and sometimes even torturous, I would do it all over again if I had to for my baby boy.

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Every single discomfort is just a reminder of my little bundle of joy. And while it definitely isn’t enjoyable, it’s something I’ve grown to love and be grateful for. ❀️

Y’see, it hurts each time he kicks me hard, but I’m thankful that he’s always showing me he’s healthy and active.

It can make me sad every time I see my appearance changing, but then I’m also reminded of how much our lives are changing too.

It can be frustrating when I had to forfeit travel plans after being unable to travel due to COVID the past couple of years, but then I realise he’s showing me a world no plane can ever bring me to.

And more than ever, I’m always grateful that despite the odds, this little one somehow found a way to miraculously come into our lives. β€οΈπŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻 He’s not even born yet, but he’s already a fighter and I’m already a proud momma. ✨

Thanks for reading! He’s due just about anytime now. I’m so crazy excited and yet scared at the same time. I don’t feel like I’m ready, but I doubt I’ll EVER feel completely ready anyway. Wish me luck!

XOXO, G.

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