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If you're not pregnant...

Do you miss being pregnant?

 

I kind of miss being pregnant probably because I really wanted to have a girl. We were team green with DS2 and I'm glad we had a boy... but I thought we were going to have a girl. We decided to have two kids but that's when I thought we would be having one of each haha.

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  • No...when I wasn't pregnant I didn't miss being pregnant, but we were also very comfortable with our choice to only have two children, and I felt kind of relieved that I never had to be pregnant again, never wished I was pregnant....ha ha ha....here's to surprises:)
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  • We do have one of each. I am still positive that our decision to only have two children is the right choice for us, and I don't regret having my tubal ligation after my daughter's birth- but, yes. I do miss pregnancy. I do miss the newborn days (I am a fan of that stage). They're very exciting experiences. I think I could have a 12 pack of children and still miss those phases when they're over.
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  • Not really.  I am in a place now where I am ready to be sans sippy cups, diapers, naps, etc.

    I did want another girl (to have sisters) but I know we are at our max capacity. Sometimes, I miss squishy newborns...but not as much as I am a ready to be done with the baby stuff.

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  • Heck no. But, we're very content with our only child and knew for a long time that's what we wanted. I also had a crappy high risk pregnant, and really didn't enjoy it... so no.
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  • DH and I both really want a girl so were not opposed to the idea of another baby. We knew we wanted two but we're always open to the idea of 3.
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  • image surprise3rd:
    No...when I wasn't pregnant I didn't miss being pregnant, but we were also very comfortable with our choice to only have two children, and I felt kind of relieved that I never had to be pregnant again, never wished I was pregnant....ha ha ha....here's to surprises:)

    haha... aww. Good luck!

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  • Hell no. There is almost nothing I liked about being pregnant. It was a means to an end.

    By the 3rd tri, I was even over feeling the baby. I had two very active, BIG babies and couldn't breathe half the time.

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    DS - December 2006
    DD - December 2008

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  • Nooooo, we are so done, and are at a very happy place where we are starting to enjoy doing a lot more things with our kiddos, and it feels nice. We also feel like we are spread thin, could not handle any more children what so ever, I was a really miserable pregnant person cannot imagine doing it with 3 kiddos (lol). 
  • Not at all.  I would love another child but am not willing to be pregnant again. 
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  • I loved being pregnant.  It is also the only time that I have embraced the shape of my body.  So, I guess I would say yes I do miss it and the fact that we will not have any more.

    I cannot say that I am upset about not having a boy.  I like having 3 girls.  A boy would just stick out at this point.

  • I LOVED being pregnant....It was the best I had felt in a very long time.....I had no morning sickness, no issues, nothing.  I know that each pregnancy is different, but I would have lOVED to be able to get pregnant again.  Nature didn't want me to, and due to health issues, I had to have a hysterectomy when DD was 3 (two surgeries between then and when DD was born).  Hence why pregnancy was a blessing for us.  It still hurts really bad knowing that I didn't get the opportunity to really try for a second, but yet, I am amazingly blessed to have my baby girl.  I just wish that she would slow down growing up.
  • Yes and no.  Emotionally having more children did and does sound wonderful to me. I l had easy pregnancies and loved the excitement of waiting to meet our children.  Logically no, our life is infinitely more manageable and easier to plan with having our two children. I think it works out better for all four of us to not add to our family.  DH didn't want a third so that decision was made for us anyway. I don't think I'll ever feel all the way done with kids, but I don't think another child would change that for me.
  • No, no and no! I puked all nine months with all three kids. I ended up in the hospital for dehydration at some time with all three due to it. I would even wake up at night to throw up. When I wasn't throwing up, I just felt sick. Add gd (with insulin shots for the last), heartburn, peeing every 5 minutes and the gazillion doctor visits because I had (no kidding) 15 different high risk factors by the last one and no, I don't miss it. Love the result, hated the process.
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    No... I hated being pregnant... so much so that we are one and done.
  • I dont really enjoy being pregnant (bed rest with my first, threw up 17 weeks with my second), but I could have 20 kids and still not feel done I think. We will have at least one more. 
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  • no.  i also got very sick toward the end and still have lasting effects of it.  so that may skew my answer quite a bit.
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  • I didn't for a very long time, but now I am starting to.  Especially after today walking aruond the zoo and seeing dozens of pregnant ladies walking around.

    I am not ready to be pregnant again yet, but will be by the time we start TTCing for #2 this summer

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  • Yes. I loved being pregnant and was lucky to have no morning sickness. I just got past a serious bout of baby fever for a third, but DH just isn't into it and I don't want to pressure him into it. We have two girls and if we had a third, I'd love another girl (so it's not even a matter of gender disappointment), but we're so happy with what we have that we really would be foolish to mess with things now that the girls are getting older and we have more freedom. Still, I think I'll always miss being pregnant.
  • Uh eff to the no. lol
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  • Uhh..I'm pretty sure my h is still thanking god he wasn't murder by me when I wasn't pregnant with dd, so yeah I'm sure we are 1 and done and I'm pretty content with dd! I hated being pregnant everyone suffered along with me. lol

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  • image AndysWifey342010:
    Uhh..I'm pretty sure my h is still thanking god he wasn't murder by me when I wasn't pregnant with dd, so yeah I'm sure we are 1 and done and I'm pretty content with dd! I hated being pregnant everyone suffered along with me. lol

    Your response made me laugh. Big Smile

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    image AndysWifey342010:
    Uhh..I'm pretty sure my h is still thanking god he wasn't murder by me when I wasn't pregnant with dd, so yeah I'm sure we are 1 and done and I'm pretty content with dd! I hated being pregnant everyone suffered along with me. lol

    Your response made me laugh. Big Smile

    lol I'm glad! Its true though. That pregnancy glow? I think its bulls$%T lol! I was miserable!


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    Teagan-11/22/10
    Spawn 2.0-Due 12/29/14

    Furchildren include
    Kali 12/20/10-Husky-Has Addison's Disease.
    Doxie 10/04/11-Dachsund-Wants to eat the Guinea Pig
    Dude 09/10-Guinea pig-King of the house-Fears Doxie.
  • As I listen to my 10 month old "crying it out" in his room, I'd say I do miss it. I would love to have a 4th, but DH doesn't want anymore. I loved everything from the TTC through the c-section (weird I know). I even love the sleepless nights.
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    As I listen to my 10 month old "crying it out" in his room, I'd say I do miss it. I would love to have a 4th, but DH doesn't want anymore. I loved everything from the TTC through the c-section (weird I know). I even love the sleepless nights.

    That is so sweet. For some women it's wonderful and others it's a nightmare! lol

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    image AndysWifey342010:
    Uhh..I'm pretty sure my h is still thanking god he wasn't murder by me when I wasn't pregnant with dd, so yeah I'm sure we are 1 and done and I'm pretty content with dd! I hated being pregnant everyone suffered along with me. lol

    Your response made me laugh. Big Smile

    lol I'm glad! Its true though. That pregnancy glow? I think its bulls$%T lol! I was miserable!

    My "glow" was because it was summer and I was super hot and sweating the whole time. lol

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  • There are things I miss about pregnancy and some days that I miss being pregnant
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  • I miss my first pregnancy. That was such an exciting time in my life.

    I dont miss being pregnant though and feeling awful. I'm excited to have another LO and live through all those phases again, but not looking forward to the physical demands of pregnancy with another child (2 this time around).

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  • Hel! To the no. I do not like being pregnant at all. I don't like not having my body as my own, not being able to exercise the way I want, gaining weight, etc etc. Labor and delivery sucks. Infancy is nit fun (I like sleep!). Give me a 2 year old any day. I love DS2 but I am excited to get through the next few months :) I am a little sad I won't have a daughter, but I like having all boys, too, and we are definitely done!
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  • image Chapter79:
    Heck no. But, we're very content with our only child and knew for a long time that's what we wanted. I also had a crappy high risk pregnant, and really didn't enjoy it... so no.

    This is me. I was miserable pregnant. I had hyperemesis, hospitalization, preterm labor, preterm rupture, permanent hospital bedrest and then an infant in the NICU. I have zero interest in ever doing it again. Also, I've decided I'm a fan of the 4 and up crowd and you couldn't pay me to have a newborn again.  

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  • yes, being pregant was great for me. I had a few minor issues like sciatic back pain for a few weeks and in the last trimester had some weird arthritis symptoms in the morning, but it was all temporary.  I felt great health wise.  We are probably going to have 1 more, and I hope the newborn stage will be easier next time around. DS is a handful, but so much fun, much more than when we was tiny. The thought of starting over is the hard part for me. 
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