Posted by: amamasblog | October 10, 2007

What I Love About Pregnancy

I was just reading vbacadventure blog, and Kendra had a neat topic- What she liked about being pregnant.  Below is her list, and I agree with all of hers!  I also added some more of mine (continuning on with number 11-22, numbers 23 and up are from my readers- thanks guys!). 

I have a few friends that are pregnant right now, and thought it would be fun to add what you loved about being pregnant.  If you have some that aren’t listed yet, leave me a comment and I’ll compile a list. 

I also just commented yesterday to Joe, that I read Halle Berry, who is 4 months pregnant, when asked how pregnancy was said,

“There is nothing bad about it. The morning sickness and the vomiting and the hot sweats. Nothing’s been bad about it. I’ve loved every second of it.”

I just LOVE her attitude- it is so easy to complain and get caught up in the pregnancy-is-horrible-and traumatic- mindset, and it is refreshing to hear someone like Halle Berry, talk positively about pregnancy.  Evidently she tried for a while before she conceived, so it puts it in perspective that even though there are things that aren’t great about being pregnant all the time, it really is a miracle, and it is such a special time-a time that is over very quickly.

So lets keep the positive energy going, and let us know what you loved about being pregnant!

1. It’s perfectly acceptable to gain weight

2. Your new little baby is all yours for 9 months!

3. The little kicks

4. The cute belly

5. All the comments from strangers about their own pregnancies

6. The anticipation of what your baby will look and act like

7. Finding out if it is a girl or a boy is SO EXCITING!

8. No birth control!

9. Excuses for back rubs

10. You get to budge long lines for the restroom

11.  Realizing when you really realize you are pregnant- you are going to be bringing a new person into the world

12. Feeling your baby kick for the first time

13. Imagining and wondering what your life will be like with a little boy or a little girl

14. Picking out names for the unique person in your tummy

15. Watching your belly grow, and knowing your body is doing what it is supposed to do

16. Knowing you not only had a hand in creating a new life, but you are solely responsible for nourishing it, and protecting it, while pregnant

17. Getting to splurge on treats for yourself (massages, special food, etc.)

18. Not feeling guilty for taking lots of naps, or lying on the couch doing absolutely nothing

19. Imagining how the new baby will interact with its older siblings

20. Anticipating the day you finally get to see, touch, and kiss your baby for the first time.

21. Thinking of what the baby’s birth will be like, and knowing it is a chance to do what millions of women have done before us, and will do after us- give birth, and keep the human race going.

22.  Dreaming of the future and what kind of child, teenager, adult, and parent, your baby will grow into.

23.  I love those kicks and rolls! And I’m really excited about birth this time too.

24.  Getting to see baby for the first time with an ultrasound.

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Responses

  1. I can’t wait until I feel more pregnant 🙂 I love those kicks and rolls! And I’m really excited about birth this time too.

    Sweet list! No birth control made me smile 🙂

  2. I love your continuation list! I love Halle Berry’s attitude as well. Sometimes it’s nice to experience some of the “negative” issues of pregnancy. Then you can say that you really experienced everything pregnancy has to offer.

    Thanks for the link love by-the-way

  3. One of my favorite times was the ultra-sound where I got to see Maelin’s feet and her little hand…she put the whole thing right in her mouth! (a trick she is still working on…)

    It’s amazing how fast it flies by once its over: it seems endless when you’re in it and now that it’s over for me, I feel like it never even happened….


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