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13 Ways a Pregnant Lady is a Lot Like a Toddler

Ever since becoming pregnant with my third baby I’ve started noticing some clear similarities between me and my two year-old. And not the flattering kind of similarities. Recently our behaviors and habits seem to overlap and I find it a bit disturbing.

I love being pregnant, but I look forward to having my body, brain, and emotions back to my version of normal.

So, how is a pregnant lady a lot like a toddler?


  • What does a pregnant lady have in common with a toddler? 1 of 14
    What does a pregnant lady have in common with a toddler?
    Ever since becoming pregnant I've been noticing that my two year-old and I have a lot in common...
  • I Need to Eat RIGHT NOW 2 of 14
    I Need to Eat RIGHT NOW
    Have you ever noticed how a toddler goes from casually mentioning he is hungry to *starving* in 20 seconds? Yeah, that's me right now. I get a slight pang of hunger and then a minute later I'm all, "Feed my belly NOW!"
  • That Food is Delicious! That Food is Disgusting! 3 of 14
    That Food is Delicious! That Food is Disgusting!
    Funny how something that looked so appetizing yesterday is completely disgusting to me today. So I can't really bust my toddler for being a picky eater right now without being a huge hypocrite.
  • My Mood Changes on a Dime 4 of 14
    My Mood Changes on a Dime
    Don't even get me started on my mood swings. I can't tell whose moods are more unpredictable—mine or the toddler's.
  • I Wake Up and My Clothes Don’t Fit 5 of 14
    I Wake Up and My Clothes Don't Fit
    This one continues to frustrate me. One day my pants fit and the next I can't get them over my hips. And my son's favorite Thomas t-shirt? He outgrew it overnight.
  • No Control Over Bodily Functions 6 of 14
    No Control Over Bodily Functions
    My two year-old and I are competing for who is more crass in this department. I belch, he farts. He accidentally poops in his pants and I accidentally pee in mine. We make quite a pair.
  • I Don’t Think I Need Help, But I Do 7 of 14
    I Don't Think I Need Help, But I Do
    You know what this looks like—the toddler who clearly needs help with a task but refuses to admit it. This is what it looks like when I try to shovel snow or lift heavy grocery bags. If my husband offers to help I bite his head off with the toddler classic, "I can do it myself!!!"
  • My Way or the Highway 8 of 14
    My Way or the Highway
    There is no negotiating. I am always right. Funny, my toddler seems to think that, too. If you tell either of us we're wrong we'll either scream or cry.
  • I’m! Not! Tired! 9 of 14
    I'm! Not! Tired!
    This resembles narcolepsy preceded by extreme grouchiness. We both crankily insist we're not tired and then suddenly we just…can't…stay…awake…
  • Need Naptime Every Day 10 of 14
    Need Naptime Every Day
    I don't have the luxury of taking naps during the week, but man, do I envy how my toddler gets to nap each afternoon.
  • Can’t Tie Shoes 11 of 14
    Can't Tie Shoes
    My son gets super pissed because he can't tie his own shoes. I get super pissed because I *can* tie my own shoes but can't reach my damn feet.
  • I don’t know why Im crying. Im just crying. 12 of 14
    I don't know why Im crying. Im just crying.
    There doesn't have to be a reason.
  • Easily Distracted 13 of 14
    Easily Distracted
    My son will start sentences and forget halfway through what he was talking about. I start writing entire blog posts and realize I've been staring into space for 20 minutes.
  • Slight tendency to blow things out of proportion 14 of 14
    Slight tendency to blow things out of proportion
    My son is the king of this. If he stubs his toe he claims he is sick and all his bones are broken. Last week when I had a head cold I swore I had the plague.

 

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