When the huge congratulations phase has passed, we probably should give our best friends' the heads up about these things...
You'll recommend the pillows and the comfy PJ's. You'll send the discount code for the best maternity jeans. You'll even send over their favourite chocolate and random craving items. You remember it well.
In a perfect world when the glitter and unicorn phase has passed, we probably should give our best friends' the heads up about these things
- Your breasts will leak. I'm sorry but someone needs to tell a sister about this kind of thing. I practically jumped out of the shower and rang my mother in a state of panic when it happened to me. She laughed and assured me that it was normal but a bit of warning would have been nice.
- Gas is an issue. And I don't mean petrol prices. It isn't really diet related and it doesn't tend to happen when you are home alone. Your friend will have to find strategies and ways to disguise the fact that the pong in the office, grocery store and elevator (help) is a result of your growing human. It's just one those things, soz.
- Hormones will make you cry and then you'll cry when people put your crying down to hormones. For real. You've never been one to find a paint ad emotional but now it has you sobbing in to your tea.
- In any given 24 hours strangers of varying ages (and gender) will tell you that you are tiny, huge, blooming, pale, neat and massive. You'll need a back bone love.
- It isn't always the fresh-faced goddess like vision that you may have been expecting. Think constipation, sweat, heart-burn, bleeding gums and restless legs.