- You will most likely discover, early on in your pregnancy, that smells are different. Really, really different. Something that used to bring you pleasure may soon become the one thing that triggers three hours of vomiting. Then again, perhaps it is something you didn't like much before anyway. For me, the smell of gasoline made me so sick that I couldn't pump gas or even sit in a car in the service station with the windows rolled up.
- Those first few fluttery kicks will soon become an internal beating of your ribs and your bladder. I can remember sitting in a college classroom when my little "bun in the oven" decided it was time to stretch out and dig pointy little heels into every nerve ending in my rib-cage. I would sit straight up, suck in my breath loudly, and freak out everyone sitting anywhere near me.
- Morning sickness doesn't happen in the morning. Well, it does. But it also happens at noon, 3:30p.m., dinner, bedtime, bathtime, at the grocery store, at the doctor's office, in the car, and everywhere totally inconvenient. The urge to pee constantly happens too, especially when dealing with the internal beating you get in point 2 above.
- When you are actually birthing that beautiful baby, screaming and straining and pushing, you might (read as "probably will") also poop. This is also the birth of your future hemorrhoids.
- If you've never had a mustache before, prepare yourself. It's coming soon too.
- It's worth it. (And yeah, that part is probably in every pregnancy guide, because it's really the truth).