{The nest writes} Being pregnant is like being a toddler…

When you are pregnant you are growing a new human (der) but funnily enough you also tend to represent your toddler.

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Well, what I noticed when pregnant with my last little bambino is that suddenly my body had a lot more in common with my noisy little 2 year old sidekick.

1. Tears at the plenty

Pregnancy hormones are the pits! They play mind tricks on you and you go from a perfectly rational human being into a glorified load of jelly quicker than Oprah can give away a car.

I literally cried in Woolies one day because the hubs told me there were no green grapes. There were green grapes #jerk. I also cried in the Coca-Cola ad on TV because “all the people just look so happy and cheerful” #FFS.

The toddler is on about the same level of emotional maturity. Yesterday she cried because I asked her to put pants on, put her milk in a clear glass and because I told her she had to blow her nose.

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2. My clothes don’t fit

Toddlers grow so damn quickly! It seems like just yesterday those shorts that fit her perfectly well, are today booty shorts that can’t be seen in public. Her tees show so much belly she is essentially wearing a crop top. Toddlers they grow like weeds!

When pregnant there is no delicate or gradual growing, one day my pants fit, then next day they don’t come close. One day you can wear a belt, the next day you might as well try and find a 4wd snatch strap.

3. All of the tired

2pm sneaks around and preggos and toddlers alike need a couch holiday. Where there is some quiet time to some snores to be chasing.

No body likes an overtired 40 week preggo or an overtired toddler!

4.  Hungry Hungry Hippos

Toddlers are notorious from going from a hunger strike to world champion pie eater in under 3 seconds. Preggos are not much better. I remember waking up at 4am one morning starving and seeking out a quick jam on toast.

5. You pee we all pee

Did you pee your pants? I don’t know – are you a toddler or a heavily pregnant woman? who knows? Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.

Being pregnant really is the greatest gift in life, even if it makes me hormonal, hungry and afraid to sneeze.

What have I missed?