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30 Ways Pregnancy is Like Freshman Year of College

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There are few times in life that share the same newness as embarking off to college freshman year. The joys of making new friends, learning how to puke and rally and feeling awkward in your own skin. Thankfully, us woman get to do it all again when we get pregnant. Both pregnancy and freshman year are times for embarrassing moments, body pains, weight gain - spending the whole time wishing it would end really fast. Here are 30 ways being pregnant is like your freshman year of college.

  1. You gain anywhere from 15 to 65 lbs
  2. You think it’s an awesome idea to eat infinite amounts of food
  3. Fried chicken and cold pizza sounds amazing for breakfast, lunch or dinner
  4. You fall asleep...all the time...anywhere
  5. You puke in public
  6. You trip awkwardly in front of complete strangers
  7. You spend too much time decorating - planning out color patterns, shams and bed skirts.
  8. You plan to go to the gym all the time, and fit in yoga and meditation
  9. You spend most of your time sleeping, puking and reading online articles about your current life
  10. You think it will be impossible to make new friends who will be as good as your old ones
  11. You feel like you are the only person who is completely lost and anxious
  12. Your bed feels way too small
  13. You get sick eating the cold food left out at the cafeteria
  14. You cry cry cry (Dawson's creek can be very emotional)
  15. You call your mom way more often than you ever did before. Hello needy!
  16. You feel like you have a 24 hour, 7 day a week hangover
  17. You wear yoga pants all the time
  18. You could sleep all day long
  19. You regret that you didn't give yourself time for a lunch break
  20. You wear dirty clothes for a week because you are too lazy to do laundry
  21. You take yourself way too seriously
  22. You have awkward sex
  23. You share stories about gross bodily sensations with your girlfriends
  24. You put on clothes thinking you look okay only to look back at those pictures mortified that you ever walked outside
  25. You have to choose a mom group, which will be as stressful, catty and bizarre as rushing a sorority
  26. You meet some women you want to punch in the face (that know-it-all in the mom group)
  27. And…other women who will be your best friends forever
  28. You are convinced you will never do these things again...and then you do.
  29. You are embarking on a new journey
  30. When it is over, you look back, forget how horrible the whole thing was and wish you could do it all again.

This article was originally posted on Scary Mommy.

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