Things You Will Miss About Being Pregnant
Unless my son decides to appear on his own, I have, at most, eight days left of being pregnant for the last time ever. (Well, that's the plan, anyway!) Knowing that this special time as a woman is coming to an end for me, supposedly forever, has made me look back and think of all the things I'm going to miss.
I know, some of you are staring at the screen, trying to keep your morning sickness at bay, and thinking, “Um, lady, are you crazy?”
No, I'm absolutely serious; you will miss it. Maybe not the day after you give birth, when you're sore and just glad that those contractions have finally stopped, but looking back, you will realize there are moments you wish you could get back. And, perhaps, you might miss using it as a convenient excuse.
For me, it was nice to have an excuse to take a nap with my toddler every day at the same time and know that I could do so guilt-free! Even if hubby came home and the house looked like a tornado hit it, he knew that I needed some shut eye while trying to grow a person. Sucker! And, yes, the “eating for two” excuse was also one of my favorites. People smiled and rolled their eyes, but they still passed me the bowl for a second helping of mashed potatoes.
The negatives and hardships might outweigh the perks for you, and if that's the case, then don't worry: it's only nine months, and then you get the prize at the end of the rainbow — a precious baby. But don't be surprised to find yourself looking back, thinking, “Wow — I really miss how great my hair was during pregnancy.”
I'm warning you!
Still don't believe you'll miss it? Read what other seasoned moms had to say!
“As a mother of eight, the thing I am going to miss the most about being pregnant is feeling that little miracle moving and kicking. I am sure a lot of women agree with me, but to me, this is one of the most awesome feelings in the world! It starts with that tiny feeling of gas or butterflies and grows until you know exactly what body part of the baby is where in your belly!” — Danielle Wilcox
“I miss the ‘pregnant waddle' — the constant reminder that every time you got up or moved you had a little life being formed inside of you.” — Melissa Greene
“What I miss the most about being pregnant is the special treatment from my husband–he treated me like a queen! And, being able to embrace my gut–ha!” — Sally Mora
“I'll miss my personal snack tray! It was always there when I needed it!” — Shannon Schettini
“What I'm going to miss the most about being pregnant is feeling my little one move in my belly and my husband rubbing my belly and talking to it. But most of all, how beautiful, special and blessed I felt to be carrying a baby.” — Tammie Bowser
“It's crazy, but I miss wearing cute maternity outfits. Plus, it was always a valid excuse for needing more clothes.” — Miranda Sanchez
What do you (or will you) miss most about being pregnant? Share in the comments!