The 8 Things I LOVE about being Pregnant
As you may have previously read, my experience of pregnancy on the whole hasn’t always been positive. In fact I’d go as far as to say I do not particularly like being pregnant over all but there are some things I love about being pregnant.
Of course I will be eternally grateful that I’ve been blessed twice with carrying a bundle of baby fun and I’m so excited to be growing our family but 9 months is a loooong time to be doing so.
If it was up to me I’d say 3 months would be perfectly adequate.This could still be split into 3 manageable trimesters – say Month/Trimester 1 where you and you partner could exist together in your secret baby bubble long enough to enjoy it but not have to come up with yet another excuse as to why you were not drinking/eating/doing anything fun. Month/Trimester 2 would be when you to show off your baby bump, always get a seat on the bus but not be overly uncomfortable. Then Month/Trimester 3 would fly by with trips to the midwife/doctor, baby-showering and setting up the nursery.However, 9 months it is and I’ve just entered month 6 so I’ve got ages left not long now.The new year has given me a chance to reflect on how my pregnancy has been so far so I’ve been feeling a bit more positive so I thought I’d even the score by listing the things I love about being pregnant:
1. Dressing the bump – pregnancy is the only time when I feel confident enough to wear anything figure-hugging. Having spent most of my life trying to hide my lovely lady lumps and bumps, this is my chance to embrace my new curvier curves and show them off to the world.
2. Eating treats – now this is clearly a controversial one as no-one should go overboard and ‘eat for two’. However having been on various diets for as many years as I can remember, it is nice to have an extra treat every now and again and relax a little more about what I can and can’t eat.
3. An excuse to go to bed early – ahhh finally a guilt-free early night when I don’t feel like I’m wasting the day or missing out on anything.
4. Washing my hair less – I don’t imagine this works for everyone but when I’m pregnant, my usual greasy hair dries out which means I can go longer between washes – sometimes 4 days (is that gross?). This means less time washing and drying and more time getting those extra Zzzzs in the morning.
5. Getting a seat on public transport – all it literally takes is a waddle onto the bus/train, a rub of the tummy or leaning back with my hands on my hips and bang, I’m offered a seat. Don’t mind if I do.
6. Compliments – yes yes I’m needy but it’s so nice when you’re told more than once in a day that you look nice, glowing, blooming etc – who doesn’t appreciate a compliment?
7. Free dental and prescriptions – not that you necessarily want to have to take these up but hey, free is free isn’t it.
8. Taking it easy – as easy as a working mother with a toddler can of course but I do enjoy it when I have the opportunity to put my feet up and rest. Especially when I anticipate the chaos that awaits me after Mini is born!
So you see, pregnancy isn’t all bad and it does have it’s advantages. I might not feel like the most grateful and natural pregnant woman all the time but deep down I am.
What do you love about being pregnant? Did you miss anything about it after the baby was born?