Love from Mim Logo

5 Things I MISS about being Pregnant

5 Things I MISS about being Pregnant

As the end of this pregnancy draws nearer – hurray – I’ve been thinking about the things I miss about being pregnant once I am sans bump!

5 Things I MISS about being Pregnant - things I will miss about being pregnant Pregnancy Pregnant What do you miss about being Pregnant

Image Source: PixabayWe are not planning to have any more children after this one so this will be my last pregnancy forever.  As much as I’m pleased that my family will soon be complete, there are a few things I will miss about being pregnant:

1.  Resting

Ahh as I’ve gotten bigger and rounder, as much as I’ve complained about the pelvic pain and lack of sleep, I have enjoyed grabbing the opportunity to sit and do nothing whenever possible.  Whenever my lovely husband allows me to of course which is, luckily for me, quite often.  I’m very excited about the impending arrival of baby #2 but I know that ‘rest’ will soon become a thing of the past.

2.  Quiet Nights

Something else that will not be making an appearance in my future months!  My first baby is not yet 2 years old and the memory of the noisy, cry-filled sleep-less days and nights is still very fresh in my mind.  Even though my sleep at night is hit and miss at the moment, it is at least quiet!

3.  Compliments

Oh it is so lovely to be told by family, friends and even strangers that I look good, have the pregnancy glow, am blooming etc.  They are probably lying – I think I look like death – but I’ll take the compliments anyway!  I know from last time that once the baby is here, it will take centre stage and I’ll be invisible.

4.  Lovely, thick hair

I just love that in my pregnancies, my hair stops falling out and becomes so much thicker. I’ll be trying my best to retain as much of it as possible!  However I know from last time that around 3-4 months, it will probably start falling out – boo hoooo.

5.  The actual Bump!

I will miss my constant little friend being with me every second of the day.  Don’t get me wrong, I know my newborn will be attached to me 99% of the time when it makes it’s appearance but at the moment, it’s on my terms!

I like carrying Mini around with me wherever I go, rubbing my tummy and always having someone to talk to.  I probably sound like a crazy person now.

It will be lovely to share the baby with the rest of the world but right now, this baby is all mine and it feels so special.

I’ll always have treasured memories of carrying my babies and I feel very lucky and blessed to have had the opportunity to do so.

I’ve written about the other things I LOVE about being Pregnant here.

What do you miss about being pregnant?

Read next:

5 Things I MISS about being Pregnant - things I will miss about being pregnant Pregnancy Pregnant What do you miss about being Pregnant
Image Source: Pixabay


  1. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    / 9:12 am

    I’ll miss feeling special. People fawn over you when you are pregnant. Much less when you look like you’ve been dragged, sleepless, through a bush a few months later.


  2. everything mummy
    / 10:01 pm

    ahh this is lovely I love being pregnant! although the last few weeks all I do is moan about the discomfort I miss it so much! x

  3. Rachel
    / 9:51 pm

    I read this with interest thinking there could be absolutely nothing I missed about pregnancy… Of course you reminded me despite all the tough bits just how wonderful it is to have your baby safe just with you everyday. #sundaysstars

  4. Mrs Puddleducky
    / 8:47 pm

    I miss being pregnant! Most people think I’m crazy! But I really get bump envy badly! I lived being pregnant both times as much, feeling the baby move, stroking my belly, all the compliments (as you say) and the anticipation and excitement :)

  5. Mini Travellers
    / 8:40 pm

    I think I only really missed the opportunity to eat lots of cake. I wasn’t a very good pregnant. Glad you were though and love your list. #sundaystars

  6. Lukeosaurus And Me
    / 7:52 pm

    I miss all of these too – mainly the actual bump. It was perfect for a cuppa to rest on and after i’d given birth, I kept rubbing my tummy because it was such a habit to rub my bump. Ray xx

  7. Fun with the Family
    / 11:00 am

    I completely agree! My pregnancy with my daugher (now 6) was very scary having suffered a miscarriage previously. I found that until she was safely here I didn’t really enjoy it. My pregnancy with my son was horrendous due to sickness, heartburn and backpain blah blah blah! However, having said that, I miss my bumps, I miss the little kicks. We are all crazy aren’t we!

  8. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    / 8:42 am

    I still miss the bump now and Zach is two and a half!! I miss it just being me and him, I didnt want to share him hehe! I’m hopefully going to go through it all again at some point fingers crossed!! #weekendbloghop

  9. gemma stevens
    / 9:35 pm

    I loved having my babies in my arms but secretly missed being pregnant. It was such a lovely experience to feel their kicks and hiccups. It’s such a special time.

  10. Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life
    / 8:47 pm

    I miss my bump so much and i am so broody and my son is only 7 months old. I miss the kicks and having a bump and the lovely hair as i am still losing hair x #thelist

  11. Spidermummy
    / 8:01 pm

    Aww what a lovely post. I got really sad when my third pregnancy was drawing to an end as I just wanted to drink in every second, knowing that it was going to be my last bubby. It’s such a special time, despite all the pain/heartburn/uncomfortableness! Good luck with the last bit, looking forward to hearing some lovely news!! xx

  12. Louise
    / 3:59 pm

    Lovely post and I missed all of those things once my little ones arrived, especially my bump. I remember sitting watching Strictly when Sophie was a week old and sobbing because whilst I loved Sophie, I missed ‘Pod’ (my nickname for her when she was a bump) and all those beautiful wonderful wriggles inside me. Wishing you all the very best for the rest of your pregnancy :-)

  13. El and Baby A
    / 12:33 pm

    I miss my bump and I always said I wouldn’t. I really miss everyone in my family getting up to give me a seat and fetching things for me haha x

  14. / 12:44 am

    I LOVED being pregnant and towards the end of my pregnancy was almost as sad to know I would no longer be pregnant as I was excited to have my son. I’m hoping to be pregnant by the end of the year and can’t wait for all of the things you described again!

  15. Rachel
    / 10:56 am

    Aw lovely. I still miss my bump now. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy x

  16. Sam @ Life of Mum
    / 9:46 am

    I’ve not enjoyed pregnancy this time round, but I guess there is the odd thing I’ll miss! Probably the main one is having an excuse to eat cake!!! x #TheList

  17. Determined Housewife
    / 8:33 am

    A very lovely post!
    As I was reading I was nodding and agreeing with every single one! Our family is complete with 2 also, and I will always be a ‘little’ clucky around other pregnant mums and newborns, but I will always have plenty of good memories and things I miss about my bumps too! I wish you lots of luck with the close arrival of your Mini :) xx

  18. Becster
    / 7:52 am

    Same here! Pregnant with my final baby now. I’ll miss my thicker hair mostly! And having an excuse not to do anything too strenuous (or to me, to be lazy!)!

  19. Mummy's Blog
    / 1:32 am

    I think I must be the only one who doesn’t miss anything about being pregnant, although I was sick throughout the entire time, so perhaps if I’d had a different experience I’d feel differently! x

  20. Sarah
    / 12:28 am

    YES! I miss all those lovely things about pregnancy. As well as the intense (sometimes weird) food cravings.

  21. You Baby Me Mummy
    / 9:12 pm

    I missed my bump too, strange isn’t it xx

    • You Baby Me Mummy
      / 9:30 pm

      Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  22. Katy {What Katy Said}
    / 6:51 pm

    Oh the hair loss, mine has only just stopped and L is now 15 months old!! x

  23. Emz
    / 3:47 pm

    Sadly like you I miss the quite nights & excuses for going to bed at 8pm! I don’t miss my bump though, that thing got in the way too much! #brilliantblogposts

  24. Mummy muddler
    / 11:47 am

    I’ll miss this baby’s ‘sweet tooth’- the excuse for eating cake and/or chocolate every day, and the bump to hide it behind.

    And I’ll miss the really big, ‘hey! I’m here’ kicks


  25. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    / 10:42 am

    I missed the bump last time and will miss the bump this time!x

  26. Luisa @ Looking for mama me
    / 9:29 am

    I miss all these things too! although I never really got thicker better hair :( I also miss the flutters and kicks.. I swear for weeks after having my baby I could almost feel the flutters like she was still in there.

  27. Jenna
    / 10:46 pm

    I miss going to my daisy birthing classes – they were so relaxing.

    I also miss those early flutters – amazing.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land I work and live on, the Awabakal peoples, and pay my respects to Elders past and present.
I thank them wholeheartedly and express my love and gratitude for the privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and for the opportunity for my family to be part of this vibrant and supportive community.