Don't get me wrong. I will happily do all of these things. I'd grow a third boob between my eyewinkers if that meant having a child of my own. But you gotta admit, some of the itty gritties of pregnancy are a little less than stellar.
So when you find out you're pregnant, do yourself a favor and avoid these things like I've been shirking the gym lately. Learn from my mistakes, my friends, and don't do it.
2. Don't go swimsuit shopping for the cruise you registered for before you knew you were pregnant. That'll make depressed faster than you can say, "There are no cute one-piece swimsuits in this world."
3. And finally, most importantly, if you take nothing away from this post... do not, I repeat DO NOT, volunteer with your husband for nursery duty the Sunday after you find out you're expecting. We did this, a mere 48 hours after I peed on four pregnancy sticks, and we walked away feeling completely numb--like someone had run over us with a tiny toy truck. We were exhausted, disoriented, and strangely emotional ("Why won't this kid stay in the corner like I told him to!?"). Any shred of joy completely disintegrated within those two horrific hours. We got through it by telling ourselves the same lie all future parents tell themselves, "Our kids will be different."