1. Morning-sickness... please. This term was invented by a man or some female doctor who has never carried a child. Morning-noon-and-night-sickness, maybe. Just-thinking-about-food-sickness, maybe. Morning-sickness, I don't think so. Whoever said this would go away by 12 weeks must have also been a man.
2. If you are blessed with the joys of intense "morning sickness", you are probably having a girl. If this one is true, I am pretty sure I am going to be hospitalized if I am ever pregnant with a girl.
3. Staying within the recommended weight gain will help your body stay as close to normal as possible and return to normal as quickly as possible. I pretty much eat whatever I can stomach... healthy or not. Still, at almost 6 months pregnant I have only gained about 3 pounds, not bad right? Wrong. Stretch marks are already plaguing my body and my hips are about 4 times wider than usual .... don't ask me how... I don't understand it. Needless to say, I am not planning on ever returning to normal.
...Now let me repent... I really do love being pregnant, I promise. Feeling him move is incredible. SEEING him move really freaks me out (just started this week)... but it is still so amazing. Hearing my husband talk about how excited he is to be a daddy makes me even more excited. Regardless of my griping, I will definitely do it again. I figure I'm not the first nauseus, achy, tired mom-to-be... and yet we all keep subjecting ourselves to this voluntary torture for thousands of years... there must be something that makes it worth it! :)