Morning sickness, insomnia, an ever-growing belly, and the long, agonizing wait of labor … it's all worth it! Enjoy these 29 things only someone who's endured the nine-month journey of pregnancy would understand.

1. What it feels like to be completely terrified and excited at the same time.

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2. Morning sickness that lasts. All. Damn. Day.

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3. That pantiliners aren’t just for periods.

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4. That sometimes you get diaper rash even when you don’t wear diapers.

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5. Mucus plugs. ‘Nuff said.

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6. What Dolly Parton must feel like.

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7. Cankles that engulf your entire leg.

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8. How to waddle like a penguin.

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9. The awesomeness that is the ability to grow a freakin’ human being.

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10. Willing the worst pain of your life to come. SOON.

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11. How you can be hot when there is ice dripping from the air conditioner.

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12. What it is like to have to pee every 15 minutes. All. Night. Long.

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13. Crying because the fast food worker got your order wrong.

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14. The urge to punch complete strangers in the neck when they comment on how big you are.

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15. The need to organize. ALL THE THINGS.

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16. The first time you feel the life growing inside of you move.

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17. How to trim the hedges when you can no longer see them…

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18. How Jabba the Hutt really feels.

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19. The importance of fiber.

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20. When a baby does a flip off your cervix and lands on your bladder.

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21. That you plan every trip out of the house around access to clean restrooms.

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22. What it feels like to be punched in the stomach from the inside.

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23. Getting excited when you get diarrhea because it means the baby might be coming soon.

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24. What it’s like to pee a little when you cough. Or sneeze. Or breathe.

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25. The reason ASPCA commercials make you cry.

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26. What that dude in the movie Alien felt like.

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27. Sleeping in a fortress of pillows.

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28. Why you put dirty dishes in the cupboard and mayonnaise in the dishwasher.

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29. Loving someone deeply before you even meet them.

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