7 Reasons I loved Being Pregnant
This picture was taken in January 2018 when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Looking back about a year ago now, I can honestly say my experience with pregnancy was a breeze. The first trimester was a little rough mostly due to the food aversions, mild nausea and heartburn on most days from week 5 until week 13. Other than that, pregnancy with my son was very enjoyable. Here are seven reasons why I loved being pregnant:
Feeling the baby move was an incredible experience
I remember the first time I felt my son kick in the womb. I was about 14 weeks along and it felt like a flutter or a gas bubble. I probably wouldn’t be able to decipher what it was at the time but all of his kicks after that felt similar to that. It is the most amazing feeling knowing there is a life inside making those little flutters!
I hardly got any stretch marks
I’m not sure if it was because I used tummy butter every night. Click here to see what I used. (its amazing btw) but I had close to no stretch marks. The only thing I had going on for awhile for a few months postpartum was stretch marks under my belly button (which is totally normal anyway). I was worried I would have more stretch marks but it wasn’t the case for me. It took about 6-7 months postpartum for my body to feel similarly as it did before I was pregnant.
People were extra kind to me
There were so many times I would get offered a seat on the bus or train just because people knew I was pregnant. Or people would just do things for me like open doors, grab me a drink, or give me their seat cushion for my chair at work. There were also plenty of times when people asked how I was feeling and it felt good to get special treatment during my pregnancy.
My skin was flawless
Those pregnancy hormones do wonders because my skin was glowing the entire pregnancy and I didn’t have one pimple on my face. I never really had too many pimples to begin with but it was nice going 9 months benefiting from all those hormones!
I slept like a baby!
OK— so most of my pregnancy I slept very well (minus the last four weeks due to being exceptionally large). I would get into REM sleep for longer periods because I woke up most mornings feeling very refreshed. I also loved my pregnancy pillow (find the one I used here) since I became a new side sleeper. Sometimes I still use it as a person who is not pregnant!
I became more in touch with my body
Since being pregnant and giving birth, I now feel more in tune with my body than ever before. Perhaps it was because I became aware of every sensation and it put me on more of a high alert. I now know what my body likes and doesn’t like much faster when it comes to foods, sensations and more. I also got my share of prenatal massages and those felt so amazing!
I felt really good (for the most part)
The first trimester was honestly a little rough from the occasional heartburn, nausea, and food aversions. Once I was out of my first trimester, I felt pretty damn good. All of the discomfort disappeared after week 14 thankfully! I went hiking on our babymoon in Arizona, I kept up a regular prenatal workout routine, my appetite returned to normal and I enjoyed most of the activities I enjoyed pre-pregnancy.
Did you enjoy being pregnant? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below! :)