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!
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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