My lovely sister in law asked me to stop scaring her with all the terrible things that come with pregnancy and having children. As a women I can tell you, things happen to your body that even amaze the most seasoned of “birthers” I say birthers because not everyone is a mother after pregnancy and truthfully I want to cover my ass, and not offend anyone. Ok on with the show…I can honestly say that my first pregnancy was AWESOME! I think I had morning sickness twice, and I gained exactly 30 lbs, and I didn’t have aches or pains. I only started having to pee every five minutes in my 8 month, which was the shortest because my little guy came at 37 weeks (thank god he was healthy and happy, I think he just ran outta room and was sick of my cold).
Anyway here is my list of the things I LOVED about being pregnant the first time:
My skin looked amazing, so much so I pretty much stopped wearing makeup (I didn’t wear too much before but when I was pregnant I hardly wore any).
My hair became glorious! It was as if I Ava’s in a Pantene commercial at all times without actually blow drying or even putting product in my hair! Winning!
I sang and communicated with my little man and he responded, how cool! I’m happy to say he still likes the music I used to play for him, which included a lot of Johnny Cash, Sinatra, Buble, Sade, Nasri, and ummm Wu-tang, and Ghostface oh and Amy Winehouse!
The way my little guy used to move in my belly was such a freaking cool experience, there were times I could grab his foot or make out his imprint in my stomach. This was when I realized that it really was such an incredible experience to have him growing inside of me.
This may sound insane, but I loved to wear the tightest clothing I could find to wear, probably because I enjoyed showing off my bump once it was visible, and also because I realized that this would be one of the few times in my life where I would have no shame to show off my belly. Aside from my early to late 20s, those were good mid-drift bearing years!
I loved loved loved how fast and strong my nails were during pregnancy, they were always manicured. Wow, this is now such a thing of the past lol
Maternity pants = the best invention EVER! An elastic waist band that cover my entire belly?!? Whaat this was awesome sauce mostly because I didn’t have to worry about my pants falling down, nor my shirt rolling up. The best of both worlds…although I would get so used to not checking if my pants were falling down or my shirt rolling up, I’m pretty sure I got out of the car a few times and shopped around with my shirt rolled up to my bra…just saying. It happens don’t judge!
I really liked my nesting period, I made a lot of creative things for my kiddos when pregnant both times. It was as if I had all these things that I wanted to do and I had to find ways to get it done before he came.
I really liked that my Mother and all my surrogate moms gave me all kinds of advice, support, and yummy food! The red kidney beans and rice, the veal sandwiches the ice cream and so much more…awww I think I miss pregnancy the most because of this…maybe I should get pregnant again and go for a third……hmmm as I look at the clutter that surrounds me at the moment I’m going to scratch that. As I like to tell my family, if I have another it will be a girl, and I will go adopt her from India, and she will already be potty trained!
Stay tuned for the why me moments that I experienced and my friends, during our pregnancies…