I was walking down an aisle of Target when suddenly I was (quite literally) swarmed by a bunch of local high school cheerleaders. They continued walking in my direction, like an army of bodyguards, right through the baby clothes section.
“I don’t ever want a baby,” one of the girls said to her teammates. (They all agreed.) “I just want to be pregnant to buy maternity clothes.”
Her friends agreed.
I was gobsmacked. I wanted to turn around and tell her HOW MANY THINGS WERE WRONG WITH THAT SENTENCE, except I didn’t have the words. (So naturally I took out my iPhone and updated my Facebook status, to publicly open up the ridicule.)
But it’s only now, looking back at my pregnancy, that I realize how idiotic that statement is. There are so many things about pregnancy that seemed so much cooler before the pregnancy. So many overrated aspects of pregnancy.
Here are 10 things that I thought would be way better than they actually were during pregnancy:
What parts of pregnancy do you feel are overrated? Or at least unrealistically portrayed?
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