5 Things You Can Get Away With When Pregnant!

5 Things You Can Get Away With When Pregnant

I’ve been thinking about the things my husband has put up with over the past 9 months of my pregnancy and decided to write this list – the things you can get away with when pregnant!  Make the most of it ladies, as it doesn’t last forever.

I’ve had a fairly smooth pregnancy luckily but I’ll be thrilled once the bump has gone and the baby appears.

I’m now almost at 40 weeks pregnant and it definitely seems like I’ve been pregnant forever.  It must feel like that to my husband too I imagine!

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1.  Eating your husbands’ Easter Eggs – because they really should be his first Easter gift for the baby!  Well, that’s what I told him and he didn’t object.  So I had another one the next night.  Please note, this is not limited to Easter, all chocolate can be liberated for you the baby.

2.  Having a ‘Rest’ – just because you can.  Kids being too noisy?  Nothing on the telly you want to watch?  Don’t want to cook dinner?  I advise you have a Rest – take yourself away from the chaos and let someone else take over because soon you’ll have another teeny human to take care of and Rests will definitely be a thing of the past.  But hey, why limit it to just a rest?  Have a full blown nap if you can manage it!

3.  Not sucking in your tummy.  All my adult life I’ve had a ‘tummy’ and rather than actually diet or do sit ups (lazy), I’ve resorted to sucking it in or enveloping it in Spanx.  This is simply not necessary in pregnancy – in fact you embrace your bump!  Even if it is an 8 weeks pregnant lunchtime bump, rather than an actual baby.  Make the most of it now – because soon the baby will be out and the bump might take a little longer to be on it’s way.

4.  Having a good cry – you know, one of those really good cries where you let it ALL out.  The good thing about pregnancy is that you can cry for no apparent reason.  Or you can cry over the little things.  The pregnancy hormones are already in full force so sometimes, instead of fighting them, just go with it.  Crying can be quite therapeutic and can result in lots of lovely words, hugs and if you’re lucky, chocolate.

5.  Naughty Cravings.  Now despite my talk of chocolate, I do not advise you go crazy with the unhealthy eating – because let’s face it, the fat won’t disappear when the baby comes out.  You might though want to treat yourself occasionally if a particular ‘craving’ occurs.  Can you guess what my favourite ‘craving’ was?  Yes, chocolate.  I’m a woman of simple tastes.

Let’s not pretend these are the only cheeky tricks I’ve pulled through my pregnancy – but they’re the only ones I’m admitting to for now!

What about you?  What did you ‘get away with’ during pregnancy?  Or did you behave yourself more than me?

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  1. 23rd April 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Yes to all of these! I have been known to just walk upstairs when my OH gets home from work.

    • 23rd April 2015 / 3:53 pm

      Ha ha I have done that often too – I’m glad I’m not alone :)

  2. 23rd April 2015 / 4:49 pm

    I’ve just sat here reading this while eating a Twix belonging to Mr Tin Box – oops! I have also ‘shared’ a few more of the trips to see the Tot in the middle of the night with Mr TB. I could have gotten up but a bit of a moan and laboured movement to get out of bed has persuaded him to go and retrieve her special bunny from the floor instead making me do it :)

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:53 pm

      Ha ha good work :) Now you’re doing it wrong – I’ve made Mr M do ALL of the nightly wake ups – although to be fair, it would take me an hour to get out of bed sometimes ha! :)

  3. 23rd April 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Phew glad I’m not the only one who’s eaten everyone else’s chocolate (what 16 month old needed a chocolate egg anyway, I was helping haha). Love a good rest too ;) xx

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:55 pm

      Ha ha they’ll never miss that egg luckily!! :)

  4. 23rd April 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Totally the having a good cry. I remember crying over spoilt cake and over a dent in the fridge. Proper wailing crying! x

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:55 pm

      Ha the crying is outrageous sometimes, isn’t it! Glad it isn’t just me :)

  5. 24th April 2015 / 7:16 am

    So true – I definitely took advantage of having a good excuse to put my feet up and get hubby to take over and loved being able to indulge in cake every now and then without any feelings of guilt (it was one of my cravings with Jessica so I definitely used the ‘baby needs cake’ line a few times!)

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:56 pm

      Oh my baby has also needed a lot of cake, you’re not alone ha! :)

  6. 24th April 2015 / 11:51 am

    Yes to all of these! My downfall was also chocolate … and Nutella, lots and lots of Nutella :) All the best for the arrival of your bubs x

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:56 pm

      Oh my word Nutella – yum! Thank you so much :)

  7. 24th April 2015 / 2:41 pm

    My mummy can relate to all of those…however she still likes having a good ol’ sob every once in a while….it helps #Thelist

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Aww I like a good cry too, like your mummy :)

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Ha ha brilliant – I secretly intend to! :)

  8. 24th April 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Every point is SO TRUE! :)
    I am definetly taking advantage of the ‘needing a rest’ and ‘naughty cravings!’ haha

    • 30th April 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Yay, I’m so pleased it isn’t just me! :)

  9. Emz
    26th April 2015 / 10:50 am

    Haha yes, basically, we can get away with nearly anything when pregnant! Love the eating chocolate & napping one x #thelist

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:00 pm

      It’s so nice to have a few perks! :)

  10. Carolyn
    27th April 2015 / 9:19 am

    The best one for me when pregnant was being able to have a rest, literally all the time as we lived with my parents for the last few months (husband was in between jobs) and I didn’t have to lift a finger! It was great! #mummymonday

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:02 pm

      Oh that sounds lovely! :)

  11. Rebecca U
    27th April 2015 / 9:48 am

    I miss the ‘special treatment’ you get whilst pregnant – I always had positive experiences with people offering seats on trains etc #maternitymonday

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Ahh yes, it is nice to get ‘looked after’ a bit more! :)

  12. 27th April 2015 / 8:44 am

    Ha ha this is brilliant!! I’m sti using most, ok all of them 3 months on :) #MaternityMondays

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:01 pm

      Ha brilliant – I will try and string it out a bit longer then! :)

  13. 27th April 2015 / 9:09 am

    So funny Mim, I also have a draft of things I’m getting away with being pregnant. Great post. Lots of similarities.
    I’m only 23 weeks so have a bit to go yet. Goodluck!

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks so much and hope you’re feeling well! :)

  14. 27th April 2015 / 12:44 pm

    haha I think I got to do a bit more sitting down than normal but I reckon I will be trying to reap more of the benefits second time around. I was quite normal during my first and it was ok. I’m expecting second time to be awful with a toddler running around! Hope you are doing ok though xx #maternitymondays

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Oh definitely make the most of it more second time :)

  15. 27th April 2015 / 3:04 pm

    I think my naughty cravings have morphed into spectacularly mental cravings but I am loving all the naps. The weekends have particularly been filled with them :)

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Ha make the most of it – nap time is rare as a parent! :)

  16. 27th April 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Love love love this!!!! I definitely took advantage of “taking a rest”! Thankyou for linking up #MummyMonday xx

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much Alice! :)

  17. laura
    28th April 2015 / 11:19 am

    Haha, so true…especially the chocolate and tears for me!

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:06 pm

      Ha ha thanks Laura! :)

  18. 28th April 2015 / 7:30 am

    Food glorious food was mine. I loved not having to think about it in the same way. In fact for my 1st (not second) all food was heavenly. Laughed at the not having to suck your stomach in bit!! Great post #TwinklyTuesday

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:05 pm

      Ooh I share the food one, definitely! :)

  19. 28th April 2015 / 8:40 am

    So true Mim! Except, I still try and suck my stomach in, but only in the hope I might look a bit more streamlined, rather than looking like I’ve got a football stuffed up my top. Unfortunately, my other half seems to be getting to MY Easter eggs even before I can! #twinklytuesday x

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:06 pm

      Aww you look AWESOME Jade! )

  20. 28th April 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I had probably got away with eating a lot of junk, I look back now and I really regret it!
    I meant eating a FULL packet o custard creams AND 4 packs of twirls in one day? No wonder I gained 7 stone in my firstpregnancy HAHA

    Beth | http://www.life-as-mum.co.uk

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:06 pm

      Ha ha yes, I do regret some of the chocolate – SOME of it! :)

  21. 29th April 2015 / 8:48 am

    Fab. I ate a lot of McChicken Sandwich meals during my pregnancy! I was horrendously sick for 20 weeks and thats all i could stomach..but it was still lovely! ;-) xx #mmwbh

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Ooh you’re making me hungry – and I’ve already had lunch, oops :)

  22. 29th April 2015 / 9:47 am

    Haha! Love this list Mim. I particularly like ‘not sucking your tummy in’!! When I was first pregnant with The Twinkles I used to stick my belly out!!! LOL!

    SO nice to not have to think about sucking it in and trying to pretend I’m thinner than I am. Thanks so much for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:08 pm

      So true – the only time in my life I can ‘relax’! :)

  23. 29th April 2015 / 12:28 pm

    This made me laugh! I did all of these when I was pregnant! I do miss my bump, as it definitely hid my jiggly tum! :) xx

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:08 pm

      Ha ha I know exactly what you mean! :)

  24. 29th April 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Yes to eating all of the chocolate! I was a bit of a chocolate fiend when I was pregnant, it was one of the only things i could eat without being sick!x

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:09 pm

      I eat so much, it’s probably far TOO much! It’s so good though :)

  25. 30th April 2015 / 8:44 am

    Fabulous hun! I want to know what you are not admitting to! ;) I wish I could go for a rest :) Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:09 pm

      Ha I could have probably added another 5 to the list at least! :)

    • 30th April 2015 / 1:10 pm

      It’s definitely a big perk of pregnancy! :)

  26. 30th April 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Ahh yes, definitely making the most of it all while it lasts as my last one too :)

  27. 30th April 2015 / 11:38 pm

    Yes to everything! It is also perfectly acceptable to ask people to do things for you, even the stupidest things like reach the chocolate that is 6 inches away from your fingertips ;) Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars x

    • 26th May 2015 / 5:42 am

      Ha ha you’re so right! :)

  28. 1st May 2015 / 10:02 pm

    The ‘having a rest’ was my favourite as well as not being at all able to hoover or kneel on the bathroom floor and lean over to bath the kids so hubby did that for the last few months! #maternitymondays

    • 26th May 2015 / 5:43 am

      We have to make the most of it! :)

  29. Debs @ Super Busy Mum
    5th May 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Huge yes to ALL of these! Haha! I got away with SO much when I was pregnant. It was pretty fabulous really. Thanks for linking up! #MMWBH

    • 26th May 2015 / 5:44 am

      Thanks Deb!! :)

  30. Joanna @mumbalance
    2nd October 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I’m 25weeks and having a rest is my favourite. I don’t get to play that ball very often though as Daddy often works long hours…

    • 3rd October 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Oh congratulations! Ah I hope you get a lot more rest if possible, put those feet up :)

  31. 25th November 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Yes!! All these, but especially number 3 – I’ve felt sho much better about my figure whilst pregnant mainly due took being proud of my belly rather than having to suck it in – so liberating! I’ll definitely miss that…

    • 27th November 2015 / 8:04 am

      It is so liberating isn’t it – a new found confidence! Now I’m back to sucking it in argh :)

  32. 4th February 2016 / 9:36 pm

    #3 for sure! That is one thing that I loved about being pregnant. I could embrace the belly, wear tighter singlets and be completely comfortable with my body.

    • 5th February 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Oh I know I really miss that – now it’s all about sucking it in again argh! x x

  33. The Mum Project - Meagan
    5th March 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Love it! Number 3 is definitely my favourite. ; ) although now I am 2 months post-baby and sucking it in isn’t really helping haha!

    • 6th March 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Oh I miss the nice hard baby bump sometimes still!

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