Sweet Things About Pregnancy
This pregnancy has been harder than my last in many ways. The nausea was easier, but otherwise I've had more complications and discomfort. I am feeling better in this last stretch since my restrictions were lifted, but I'm 85% sure this is my last pregnancy. I'm trying to find things every day to savour about this time because I know I will miss certain things.
Baby KicksSure, they can hurt, but it's a feeling like no other. Some people hate them, but I love the weird mystery of what the baby is doing and why.
My BodyAgain, not the usual thing people love in pregnancy, and I have my days where I hate it. But most days, I love my round belly, and I love figuring out fun ways to dress it. I also, weirdly, feel sexier with it, at least in the late second and early third trimester. I think, unless you have a naturally flat stomach or work hard for a six-pack, it's the only time in life that you really get to celebrate your midsection!
NestingI've had bouts of nesting with this pregnancy, and it is so satisfying. In the moment it can feel frantic, but the moment after you've gotten a bunch done in your space and really made things cozy is so gratifying.
The Opt Out OptionI feel bad that I love this, but not having to help friends move, not having to dress as fancy (dress codes are often more forgiving when you're pregnant), having an excuse to avoid sick people, all those are perks I guiltily enjoy. It comes at a cost, of course, and I still try to do what I can. But when some unpleasant task is something I should not be doing, I give myself leave to smile!