The moment you discover you’re pregnant is one you’ll never forget, surpassed only by the joy of holding your sweet freshly minted newborn in your arms that first time. Moments to cherish indeed.
But the nine months between those blessed moments? Not so much. Between the heartburn, the nausea, the restless legs and the ‘helpful’ comments and advice from loved ones, much of pregnancy can feel like you’re slogging through a marathon and the organisers are still debating on where to mark the finish line.
So to help you keep powering on, we’ve collected together nine of our favourite memes that capture all the pregnancy feels:
A cup half empty
It’s a very fine balancing act we do each evening when assessing how much water to drink before bed. None at all will result in waking bolt upright in bed feeling absolutely parched, minutes after finding that magic sleepy spot; too much and it’s a trek to the loo just as we fall into the best sleep in a week. So to drink enough to keep you comfortable, but not enough to wake your super-sensitive bladder is a magic act worthy of David Copperfield himself. You may achieve this once or twice throughout your pregnancy.