Pregnancy is one of the most incredible times of your life. Or so they say. But when you’re having a hard time determining which is more swollen – your belly, your face or your feet, it can be hard to focus on the positives.
So, for all the pregnant mums out there, this one is for you. Even on the days when you are suffering from heartburn, you’re afraid to step on the scales in fear they may break and you’re pretty sure that you just peed yourself a little bit, remember these incredibly amazing things about being pregnant.
You will know the joy of having big breasts
And, cleavage. Perhaps this isn’t such an incredible thing for those blessed in the bosom department but for mums like me, this was one of my favourite things about being pregnant.
You get to experience the baby movements
Even three years later, I still remember those little kicks. This is a memory you get to hold onto forever.
You will radiate with a “pregnant” glow
I will argue that you are glowing because you are sweating to death, but that’s just me. Whatever the case, it’s nice to not have to wear concealer and enjoy a few months of clear skin.
Your hair doubles in thickness, softness and shininess
Pregnancy hormones can also give your hair a naturally healthy glow. So do a few more hair flips.
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You experience the craziest dreams
While some can be scary, the ones where you are holding your baby are so vivid you will wake up with a heart bursting with anticipation and love.
You get to indulge in second helpings, no questions asked
You’re eating for two. Sure, the second person is the size of a mango … but that’s just a minor, unimportant detail.
You have the greatest excuse ever for messing up
Baby brain made me do it.
And you can put up your feet rather than cook, clean or fold laundry
Get used to the phrase, “You relax. I’ll do it.”
You get to freak people out when they ask you what you are going to name the baby
Rather than tell them the truth, why not play around with some of the most outrageous names on the planet and see what kind of reaction you get. It’s fun, I promise. Check out some of our baby name ideas for inspiration if you’re stuck.
You can expect unconditional belly kisses from your children and partner
And possibly belly rubs too. Belly kisses and rubs when you don’t have a baby in there just aren’t the same.
You get to enjoy foot rubs and pedicures
The only time my husband goes near my feet is when I’m pregnant. Lap it up, ladies. Nothing feels better than a foot rub after a full day of bladder kicks.
You get the spare seat on crowded transport
If you are big enough to show…and you make sure your waddle is extra pronounced when trying to find a seat.
And you even get your own special place to park in some crowded car parks
All car parks should come with these parking spaces.
You don’t have to suck in your gut for photos
Let it all hang out!
You have the greatest excuse in the world to shop!
Buying shoes is always fun. But buying itsy bitsy baby things is even better.
And, finally, you get to use the phrase, “I grow humans, what’s your superpower?” for the rest of your life
Whenever someone (I mean, your husband), ever tries to one-up you on anything, you have the winning argument. No matter what he comes back with, there’s no contest. Victory is yours. The end.