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Things They Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy

Okay, first of all, I’ve mentioned this before, but I think it bears repeating: I never knew your boobs could touch your skin. When they tell you that you’ll get bigger boobs when you get pregnant (yay!), they don’t tell you that if you’ve been a modest cup size your whole life, there’s things you’ll learn about bigger boobs that you never wanted to know.

Like boob sweat.

And the other thing they don’t tell you? Is that you can get sweat on your upper thighs where your big, eight month belly touches your legs.

Sometimes I don’t want to know what I don’t know.

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27 Responses to “Things They Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy”

  1. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea

    Okay Trish…this is where I get to say TMI.

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  2. KB/KT Grant ()

    OMG boob sweat? When I read that I almost spewed my coffee all over.

    Hope you don’t mind you gave me a great laugh this morning 🙂

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  3. Lu ()

    HA! This is great. I thought about talking about my own experiences with boob sweat, but I’m not sure I’m on that level with the Interwebs. Thankfully, you are 😉

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  4. Jenn's Bookshelves ()

    Ha! If you ever want to know about the other things they don’t tell you about pregnancy (or childbirth, etc) just give me a call 🙂

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  5. Elisabeth

    Oh the joys of pregnancy!

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  6. Word Lily ()

    Maybe that’s why they don’t tell you?

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  7. Sandy

    If they told you, you might not get pregnant. But here is the thing…I have boob sweat and I’m NOT pregnant. I’m doomed to it for life, unless I get a boob reduction. At least yours will go away! (Did anyone tell you about the leaking?)

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  8. Angiegirl ()

    LOL. Amen, sister.

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  9. Carol ()

    You made me laugh out loud. I love your honesty.

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  10. Emily

    Yeah, well, I have never been pregnant and never will, and I have boob sweat every day when it is over 75 degrees. Welcome to my d cup world.

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  11. Kathleen

    Oh you will see there are so many things they don’t tell you about being a mother either! I think we should all collaborate and right a book that reveals all of these well kept secrets!

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  12. Trish ()

    I guess since we’re three days apart I can just be as candid as I want, right?

    I miss my little boobs. Terribly. Most days on my hour commute home I actually unhook my bra because it’s so damn uncomfortable. I don’t have the boob sweat, but it hurts to have that skin rubbing against each other! At Target I found some tank tops that have been a life-saver–they’re maternity and maybe $16 each but so worth it. As soon as I’m home I change into one so I can ditch the bra and not have to worry about the chaffing and they’re great to sleep in.

    One thing that really drives me crazy? Barf-urpy. This is when I feel like I need to burp but when I try to force it I throw up in my mouth a little.

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  13. Mumsy

    Hahaha, this is so minor compared to the fact that your boobs take on a life of their own when they start producing milk. A baby crying in the supermarket? Not even your own baby? FLOOD.

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  14. Amused ()

    I have boob sweat and I am not pregnant – good lord how big are mine going to get when I do get pregnant?!

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  15. Samantha ()

    If women had really shared all of the details, I might not have had my beautiful children. Since you are getting close until the end, all I will say is that it just gets better. But really it is worth it in the end. Good luck!

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  16. Heather Rosdol ()

    But it could be the middle of July! Talk about boob sweat! And enjoy them while you’ve got them because they shrink after you stop nursing. But I hope you do try nursing. It was one of the quietest and most precious times with both my children. Until I picked them up to burp them and everything came back up all over me. I got to where I’d wear my hair on top of my head and wear a bath towel around me. Turned out they both had reflux. It’s actually funny looking back now. You get used to things and everything changes, just like your pregnancy. Fun times!

    Heather

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  17. Lisa Richardson ()

    Here’s a little peak from the other side. Just to give you a reason to be happy(ier)! I’m 50 years old, my “babies” are now 30 and 26, and I have a 9 year old grandson. I love my children with all my heart, through poopy diapers, leaky books, and massive amounts of regurgitated milk and food, not to even mention teenage years. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. What I would love if I could have some secret wishes, is just a few more minutes of any of that, when they were little and I could snuggle them in my arms, or change their little diapers, and smell that fresh baby smell, when I was their whole world.

    Treasure every strange and smelly moment of being a mommy, it’s priceless.

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  18. Lisa Richardson ()

    Here’s a little peek from the other side. Just to give you a reason to be happy(ier)! I’m 50 years old, my “babies” are now 30 and 26, and I have a 9 year old grandson. I love my children with all my heart, through poopy diapers, leaky books, and massive amounts of regurgitated milk and food, not to even mention teenage years. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. What I would love if I could have some secret wishes, is just a few more minutes of any of that, when they were little and I could snuggle them in my arms, or change their little diapers, and smell that fresh baby smell, when I was their whole world.

    Treasure every strange and smelly moment of being a mommy, it’s priceless.

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  19. Lisa Richardson ()

    That should have been boobs, not books, but my eyes were leaking!

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  20. Chrisbookarama ()

    I’m a little late here but here’s another treat waiting for you. Just wait until they deflate. (Do your boobs hang low, Do they wobble to and fro, Can you tie them in a knot, Can you tie them in a bow…)

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  21. Susan

    Trish, just so you feel a little better, I not only have the boob sweat, but because I’m diabetic, it now turns into a rash. See? It can always get worse! lol So if I exercise, sure enough I start scratching the rash the next day. Or if it’s hot out.

    Enjoy your pregnancy – i know everyone says it, but having gone through three, I can say this – your body does return to more or less familiar shape, and many of the aches and pains and enormous feelings (both emotional and body hormones) go away after. And then you have a brand new baby and it (your memory) all fuzzes…. lol

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  22. RAnn

    Pregnancy is preparation for motherhood. Motherhood means bodily fluids of all sorts…

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  23. stacy ()

    LOL! I hope all is going well this last month. You’re almost there!

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  24. Jill

    I stopped nursing in July and swear mine haven’t gotten smaller yet. I was large to begin with but I think since my first pregnancy they just grew and never looked back. Wait until milk comes in though, they can be as big as the babies head!

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  25. Nancy Taylor ()

    Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t WAIT until your milk comes in. Let me tell you about the overabundance of sweat and the udderly (get it? Udder?! HA!) painful experience HAVING boobs at all is.

    Granite boulders.

    Breast pump. So not joking.

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  26. Michelle Gagnon

    Congrats on being pregnant, Trish! And believe me, it doesn’t matter how many childbirthing classes you take (although IMHO, if you’re even considering an epidural, there’s no point wasting a minute in any of them), the things they don’t tall you about the aftermath (as in, once the child has emerged from you) are much, much worse. Having gone through it, I remain unconvinced that it’s the most natural thing in the world. I am, however, certain that it is in many ways one of the grossest.

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  27. Bellezza

    Reminds me of the joke Phyllis Diller would tell, at the opposite end of pregancy (aging) but still having to with the subject on which you post:

    “What’s that pain under my left boob?”

    “Your knee.”

    Sometimes, there’s just no way to be happy with the girls. 🙂

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