There are so many ways I love being pregnant – how about you? Ah, the joy of having a baby!
I’m pregnant and happy to be so.
Although, there are also some ways I hate being pregnant too but not because of the baby, just because at times it’s so uncomfortable. Ok, hate is too strong a word.
But I had wanted to be a mother all my life and when we started trying all I kept thinking was I want to be pregnant so bad!
I’m eternally grateful that I’ve been blessed twice with carrying a bundle of baby fun. I’m also so excited to be growing our family!
If it was up to me I’d say three months would be perfectly adequate.
This could still be split into three manageable trimesters. Say Month/Trimester one where you and your 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 two would be when you to show off your baby bump. You would always get a seat on the bus but not be overly uncomfortable.
Then Month/Trimester three would fly by with trips to the midwife/doctor, baby-showering and setting up the nursery.
I know the first trimester is 13 weeks of misery for some.
However, nine months it is and I’ve just entered month six so I’ve got ages left not long now. I’m not done being pregnant yet!
What does it feel like to be pregnant? Well, it’s different for everyone.
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.
Plus, it wouldn’t be a fun list is it was about why I’m so over being pregnant!
So, this is the benefits of being pregnant for me. If you’re not enjoying pregnancy or sick of being pregnant, I hope these perks come your way too:
8 Best Things About Being Pregnant!
1. Dressing the bump
Pregnancy is the only time when I feel confident enough to wear anything figure-hugging and I miss being pregnant for this afterward.
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.
I miss my baby bump for that post partum! Did you miss your body when you were pregnant too?
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.
So many people keep telling me to “enjoy your pregnancy!” but I won’t go overboard.
3. I love being pregnant as 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 four 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
How to make a pregnant women happy – let her sit down sometimes!
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.
It’s one way how to enjoy your pregnancy, isn’t it?
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?
But the pregnancy glow when does it start? Not the joy of pregnancy I’m experiencing yet.
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!
Although I’m tired of being pregnant sometimes, it 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. Sometimes I love being pregnant!
If you’re not excited about pregnancy yet, I hope you get to experience some of these perks of being pregnant soon!
But seriously, if you’re not enjoying pregnancy like you expected, that’s all good – I don’t love it 100% either.
What do you love about being pregnant? Did you miss anything about it after the baby was born?
And what does being pregnant feel like for you?
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Things I Love about Being Pregnant is linked to You Baby Me Mummy