There are a lot of symptoms that come with pregnancy.
Nobody gets all of them and some are more common than others.
The women I know that are pregnant or were recently pregnant were most concerned with the weight gain.
"How long will it take to get rid of it?"
"Will I be able to get rid of all of it?"
Honestly, the weight gain doesn't phase me. Sure, I have my "fat" days when I'm certain I look like a hippo and I stare at pictures of myself from a year ago and wonder if I'll ever be back to my prepregnancy size. But I really don't stress about it.
Instead, there is one pregnancy symptom that haunts me and worried me to no end.
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If you've spoken to me on the phone, you've heard the change. It cracks like a 13-year old boy's voice and it's dropped several pitches. I used to be a pretty strong mezzo-soprano and could pick out a couple of soprano pieces on a good day. Now, I'm fortunate if I can sing three of the correct notes. And that's IF my voice doesn't suddenly crack.
I always thought I'd sit around and sing to my belly while pregnant but I can't because I'm worried that Stephen will grow up afraid of a cracking bagpipe because on my GOOD days now, that's what I sound like.
So, no, I'm not scared I won't get rid of the pregnancy weight, or of possible stretchmarks, or that my right hand will never have complete feeling in it.
I'm terrified that the decent singing voice that I once had is now completely gone.