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21 Words That Mean Something Else To Pregnant Women

Because "Ring of Fire" is not just a popular Johnny Cash song.

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1. Tired

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What it usually means: The way you might feel after a very long day, or after exerting more energy than usual.

What it means when you're pregnant: Your constant state of being. You can exhaust yourself by literally pouring a bowl of cereal.

2. Pee

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What it usually means: Something you do a couple of times during the day, especially after drinking a large amount of water or other liquids.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you suddenly have to do every five minutes.

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3. Crackers

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What it usually means: A crispy snack food that you eat with cheese at fancy parties or crumble over soup.

What it means when you are pregnant: Pretty much the only thing you can stomach for the first 10-14 weeks of your pregnancy.

4. Book

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What it usually means: Something you read for knowledge or pleasure, to pass the time.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you obsessively buy, in order to learn everything there is to know about pregnancy and babies, and rarely ever actually read.

5. Craving

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What it usually means: When you have an idea of what you want for dinner, or you need a little chocolate fix.

What it means when you are pregnant: When you finally get your appetite back, you know what you want, and you have to have it RIGHT NOW. Even if it's super weird.

6. Morning sickness

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What it usually means: When someone you know is pregnant, and they get sick in the mornings.

What it means when you are pregnant: LIES. That nausea doesn't care what time of day it is. You might be sick in the morning, or at night, or ALL FUCKING DAY.

7. Partner

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What it usually means: The person you spend the most of your time with, going on date nights and talking about your lives.

What it means when you are pregnant: The person who is there to give you back rubs, foot rubs, draws you a bath, runs out in the middle of the night to fulfill your craving, and holds you when you're crying for no reason.

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9. Hungry

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What it usually means: Your body telling you it's time for another meal.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you feel before, during, and after every meal or snack, and pretty much all the time.

11. Shower

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What it usually means: How you clean your body on a regular basis.

What it means when you are pregnant: A really awesome day where your friends and family buy you a bunch of adorable shit for your baby.

12. Smell

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What it usually means: One of the five senses.

What it means when you are pregnant: Your new superpower — being able to smell everything, and realizing the whole world smells like hot garbage.

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13. Shoes

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What it usually means: What you wear on your feet when traveling outside the house.

What it means when you are pregnant: A bunch of things in your closet that no longer fit you, but it's OK because you can't bend over enough to put them on anyway.

14. Kick

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What it usually means: What a soccer player does to the ball.

What it means when you are pregnant: What your baby does to you from the inside, making you feel like you are being stabbed in the ribs with a pocket knife.

15. Doctor's appointment

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What it usually means: Something you do once a year when you're healthy, or every once in a while if you get the flu or break a bone.

What it means when you are pregnant: Something you do more frequently than your laundry.

16. Crying

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What it usually means: Something you do when you are very sad or hurt, usually for a really good reason.

What it means when you are pregnant: Literally no idea what it means, because it happens all the time, without warning.

17. Stranger

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What it usually means: Someone you don't know.

What it means when you are pregnant: Someone who has a lot of opinions and is suddenly a medical expert the moment they see your belly. Also, someone who is not afraid to touch your belly without asking.

18. Internet

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What it usually means: Where people go for information, social networking, and entertainment.

What it means when you are pregnant: Where you go to discuss weird symptoms and bodily functions with other pregnant strangers.

20. Due date

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What it usually means: When a school or work assignment needs to be finished.

What it means when you are pregnant: The date your whole world centers around, even though it's really just a guess.

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