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Things I Enjoyed about Being Pregnant

Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment? (and please, no judgements)

Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Until I was 29 years old, I never wanted children. I didn’t want any children. Ever. I mean, I liked everyone else’s kids, but I just couldn’t relate to them. Couldn’t understand them. They were cute until I had to take care of them or hold them. It was not for me.

Also, I was very scared of the whole “giving birth” thing. Too much pain for me and I don’t relate well with pain. Just to be clear, I don’t feel pain very often. My head hearts twice a year with a low level of pain and I don’t really know what a toothache is (I know, but didn’t feel it for a long time). So, you can understand how the whole “natural birth” thing got me really really scared.

As I got older I changed. I felt the need to procreate. I wanted a child. And also I was thrilled by the, now more popular, option of giving birth through C-Section. I’m an unusual mother, I know, but I’ll give you more details about this in another post.

So, at 31 years old I got pregnant. I was so happy and excited. Couldn’t wait for the next nine months, which was an easy period for me (despite the last month, when my feet were killing me).

Let me tell you some of the things that I enjoyed about being pregnant.

  • The happiness on the faces of my family and friends when I shared with them the Big News.
  • Being the center of attention. Since I was a little girl I loved being the center of attention, but this was different. Everyone was asking me how I felt, concerned about me. My mom-friends were also jealous at me for not feeling as sick as they felt during their pregnancy (this making me feel better).
  • Feeling my baby move and kick. I must say, this feeling is unique. I could feel my baby’s energy seeing my belly move.
  • I couldn’t wait for the free-time. Being a corporate employee my daily job was very hard with after-hours work time. I was feeling the stress. Being pregnant, I was able to cut down the after-hours work time and also stay home in my last (almost) two months of pregnancy. So good!
  • The lack of my period. Girls, you get me, right?
  • Planning and dreaming of being a mother. Browsing all the possible information on  parenting blogs and books.
  • My husband did most of the chores for me. In my last month of pregnancy my feet hurt a lot. I couldn’t stand up. So, my husband did most of the daily chores. I loved relaxing on the sofa in front of the TV.
  • Getting in front of the line at the market-stores. I shouldn’t wait on the regular line. My place was at the “special” line. The one for pregnant women. In font.
  • Getting the cleavage I’ve always wanted. I’m not so gifted in that area of my body, so you get what I’m saying. Also, my husband was thrilled.

 

What were your most enjoyable moments in your pregnancy? What did you love about being pregnant?

 

Blondie Mommy

 

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11 Comments

  1. I loved being able to eat whatever I liked without worrying about putting on weight! Also, that feeling of the baby moving around xx #KCACOLS
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  2. The best moment was when I got my first scan and heard my baby’s heart beat for the first time.I loved feeling my baby kick and move the early days before they started getting uncomfortable. I loved my baby bump during my 3rd trimester I miss it sometimes.#KCACOLS.

  3. A lovely post. There are downsides to pregnancy and it’s easy to dwell on those. But there are some positives too. I absolutely loved feeling the baby move inside and having it with my all the time. Plus getting the chores done for you is pretty awesome 😉 #KCACOLS
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  4. I know what you mean about not wanting to have kids I felt the same too before I had my daughter. I have just stuck to the one though, not sure I’m up for anymore. Also I really didn’t enjoy pregnancy at all so it was a relief when it was all over.
    Thanks so much for linking to #KCACOLS. Hope you can come back again next Sunday
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  5. I can’t lie, I hated being pregnant. It was without a doubt the most worrying and stressful time of my life. We lost fifteen babies to miscarriage and our son at full term to stillbirth, and for that reason it ruined pregnancy for me. I was an absolute wreck, spent most of the time in hospital having scans, being monitored, and it wasn’t at all an enjoyable time for me or anyone around us. We now have four healthy children and we are done, I couldn’t go through another pregnancy nor put my children through it, and we are very very blessed. #KCACOLS
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  6. I am a nurse, so on my feet all day, so I loved that I had a good excuse to sit down! #KCACOLS

  7. I loved all of those points too. I also loved my bump, even as it got absolutely huge. I really missed it after giving birth! I think you would do a great mammy profile for my blog – have a look and let me know if you are interested in taking part! #KCACOLS
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  8. I really enjoyed being pregnant after the first 12 weeks. Husband doing most of the chores is definitely one of the best bits 😉 x #KCACOLS

  9. Ah, pregnancy. As tough as it it, and as awful as you feel there toward the end, it truly is so magical, and part of me definitely misses it and can’t wait until I can carry another little human. The no period part is really actually nice, but here I am 18 months postpartum and not a period in sight thanks to breastfeeding haha. Thanks so much for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

  10. I love being the centre of attention too. How lucky of you that your husband did all the chores for you!!!! I bet you want to get pregnant again. Lol, more seriously, I loved being pregnant too. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  11. I loved being pregnant! It is beautiful despite all the discomforts. I was terrified with the birth. My first experience wasn’t good and ended up having an emergency c-section but even though I had this experience I still wanted another baby and I loved being pregnant for the second time. I also enjoyed a lot of seeing people so happy about the pregnancy and having all the extra special attention! lol, Lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is great to have you for the first time. I hope that you like it, 🙂 Just one thing, could you please approve your comments? It is important for this linky so I can count how many comments each post had. Thanks in advance lovely, 🙂 x
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