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Things to love about being pregnant

(39 Posts)
Cheffie100 Wed 21-Nov-12 19:42:20

I'm only 8 weeks but having a crappy time with ms (albeit today is lots better). In my slightly more chipper mood I am thinking about all the nice things about being pregnant. Please post any that you enjoy...a nice reminder to us all for tougher days.

1. Dreaming of Christmas 2013 with my very own family
2. My massive more pert boobs and cleavage
3. Cravings for fruit and veggies
4. Although its early days seeing the odd moment of Dh being excited
5. Being able to go straight to sleep
6. Having this secret which no one knows about

MB34 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:03:30

Not being on a constant diet and not having to hold my tummy in! smile

HardlyEverHoovers Wed 21-Nov-12 20:07:20

Mine would be (not pregnant now, from memory!):
1) Enjoying an excuse to eat more (completely ignoring current advice about '1 banana per day extra calories')
2) Buying a few bits of maternity clothes
3) Looking forward to the middle stage where you will feel better, look better and have a lovely little bump
4) Looking forward to the final stage which is exciting
5) daydreaming about life with new baby

looneytune Wed 21-Nov-12 20:07:48

Loving number 2, me and dh were talking about this earlier (I'm 10 weeks), this is my 3rd and is certainly dh's favourite part each time LOL

I love the fact I've stopped worrying about loosing weight now (wanted to loose just under a stone but now it's on hold) and am enjoying eating whatever and will deal with all that later wink. Also knowing that if I have a craving like in previous pregnancies, I could probably get away with creeping to dh to get him to go out and get what I need! LOL (I remember last time I NEEDED chicken, chips and curry sauce and he ended up having to go to 2 places to get it right for me, bless!)

2blessed Wed 21-Nov-12 20:36:22

Feeling the kicks and squirms - feels like my own little secret smile

Bunnychan Wed 21-Nov-12 20:41:05

I like this thread as I'm quite moody about pregnancy lol but I think that's stress and tiredness! Ok so,
1) not having to watch my weight
2) being able to get away with naps and snoozes!
3) having little apps to read everyday
4) feeling broody for the first time ever!
5) getting away with being useless at work!

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:43:23

This thread is fab, I am on all sorts of injections and meds so a positive reminder of why is great grin
For me personally:
-the satisfaction of over coming infertility issues for a second time, feels just as special as the first time
-feeling and seeing huge kicks (almost 34 weeks)
- knowing we have christmas day to spend as a family of four, and start 2013 as a family of four
- (selfishly) being the one who can feel baby's every move
- giving DS a sibling
-buying lots of baby things and writing lots of lists i bloody love lists

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:46:29

Ohh and....
Loosing lots of weight! (From 18 2 pre pg to 16 9 currently) which in turn has led to Finally having a consultant who will go back to my GP and support me in getting treatment for insulin resistance post birth!

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 21-Nov-12 20:47:12

YY to Xmas 2013 and daydreaming about life with baby- gibes me butterflies to think about it

MrsEddChina Wed 21-Nov-12 20:53:52

Feeling my little girl move especially this week as she has kicked it up a gear! I agree, its like a fabulous little secret that only I can feel just about every move she makes. And it's lovely that it's getting quite distracting. Halfway through a conversation and I have to stop and just concentrate on her cause she's wriggling like a good 'un!

Being allowed to be soppy and going 'awww' over all the wonderful baby clothes that I can now buy if I had the money.

Seeing my DH's face when he felt her first proper kick rather than just rolling movements and then when he saw my belly move when she did another one.

AmIGoingMad Wed 21-Nov-12 21:03:39

You're right! This is such a lovely idea!
I'm so excited about DS getting a little brother or sister!
I'm really happy that after months of trying I've had a bfp and seen heartbeat in early scan!
It's just an amazing thought that this little human is growing inside me!
When this sickness passes- I must believe its when not if!!!- I will be able to enjoy food guilt free!
I seem to be addicted to exclamation marks- apologies blush

LadyMaryCrawley Wed 21-Nov-12 21:09:30

Ahh, there are nice things about it (am also having crappy time, stupid SPD - every step I take is painful!) - so here's my list:

1. Not having periods. It's brilliant.
2. Not having to hold my tummy in, yay!
3. Knowing there's a small person inside me who will come out and be all tiny and snuggly and lovely (and shouty and pooey and sicky and awake and hungry!)
4. When DH puts his hand on my belly to feel the kicks and looks all awed and pleased.
5. Going gooey over baby stuff.
6. Eating cake because the baby needs cake, washed down with pints and pints of milk.

Merrycuckingfistmas Wed 21-Nov-12 21:15:04

Being able to sit down at work whenever I felt like it!

And I loved having a bath then laying on my bed rubbing bio oil into my big fat belly, while talking to dd and listening to music.
I used to listen to Adeles albums a lot and I swear when u out it in now, she goes really quiet and relaxed and just lays there and listens.

Merrycuckingfistmas Wed 21-Nov-12 21:15:39

when I put it on

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Wed 21-Nov-12 21:20:53

Yes to no periods! packing 'the case' is also a fab part! grin

chubbychipmonk Wed 21-Nov-12 21:23:40

The fact that my husband has just gone out in the dark & cold to buy my a Wispa. . . And the fact that I ate it all (was duo pack!) without a single feeling if guilt!! smile

TwitchyTail Wed 21-Nov-12 21:26:35

I love my bump grin

bonzo77 Wed 21-Nov-12 21:35:24

No periods. Not trying to get pg. no pmt.

Cheffie100 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:21:46

Thanks all...you just made my day. Happy pg and here's to lots of good days

Countmyblessings Wed 21-Nov-12 22:33:41

1.The concerned looks I get from my manager when I pull a pain face and so she get someone to take most of my work load and insists I
Go to staff room to rest!!! Then sends me home early!!!
2. DH getting up in the middle of the night to get me a drink!
3. Being offered a seat on a full bus and not being offended!
4. Watching my ds face light up when he sees belly move and he says " mummy's baby move"
5. Not having to have a reassuring scan as getting loads of confirming kicks and punches that all is well with baby!!!
6. Being a Mum x
7. Thinking of all those women who would swap size 8 figure in a heartbeat For a size 18 if they was pregnant!

rogersmellyonthetelly Thu 22-Nov-12 10:22:21

No periods for 9 months, and fairly normal ones for a year or so afterwards until the endo comes back.
Not having to hold my stomach in.

WhatsTheBuzz Thu 22-Nov-12 10:25:33

Maternity leave... And yes, no periods!

For me:
My boyfriend patting my stomach and a happy look on his face when he say's thats not a jelly belly its a baby belly.
Wonderful feeling that in such a short space of time we've created a 3cm baby with all his major organs and now all he needs to do is grow.
Other people being genuinely happy and excited for us - didn't expect that

SoYo Thu 22-Nov-12 19:20:59

the boobs...definitely the boobs....I've spent my entire life wondering what it would be like to have proper boobs and it's great!

hopeful92 Fri 23-Nov-12 12:35:12

Things I am enjoying so far (I'm 13+4) and looking forward to are:
1) My skin is "glowing" - everyone has said I look radiant
2) I don't feel as self conscious about my tummy, as I know soon it will be a bump
3) Seeing the baby at the scan is the most amazing feeling in the world
4) Knowing there is a life inside of me and being excited about meeting it
5) Thinking of posible names
6) Extra breaks at work when I'm further on hehe

weeblueberry Fri 23-Nov-12 13:25:47

1. Being told I'm starting to show. I know a lot of people get hmm over this but it really made me smile because it was meant in such a nice way and with genuine happiness. smile
2. No periods. Aaaah...
3. Looking at my partner and thinking 'I can't wait until the three of us are a proper wee family'.
4. My nails look AMAZING!
5. Feeling tiny wee movements this morning. Just teensy tiny but definitely not a gas feeling (I'm 16+2)
6. Coming off Weight Watchers
7. Seeing the baby on the sonographers screen. Literally never gets old.
8. Thinking of names
9. The feeling of sinking into bed after a long evening doing housework
10. Thinking about holding my baby for the first time after my only real life goal having been to be a mother. smile

kittyhello88 Fri 30-Nov-12 06:45:34

To the person who said wishing to be a size 18? I would not wish that on my worst enemy I'm hoping not to exceed S14 my whole pregnancy but I'm only 23 with a lean figure & barely eat. Mine would be - seeing your mans face when u see the scan for the first time. - Being spoilt rotten -yoga pants - sleeping alot - not having to account for things as much and relaxing!!!

kittyhello88 Fri 30-Nov-12 06:51:56

Didn't mean that to come out wrong just saying I'd never want to be that big. smile

ScubaSarah Fri 30-Nov-12 07:07:31

Kitty, please make sure you eat enough and get all the nutrients you and your baby need! The 'baby weight' will fall right off if you're naturally slim and young.

DangerMousey Fri 30-Nov-12 12:44:50

Agree with scuba...kitty I am not sure that the fact you "barely eat" is something to be celebrated/proud of when you're pregnant hmm

Countmyblessings Fri 30-Nov-12 13:07:28

Kitty - I made the "size 18 "comment as I have friends who have had problems conceiving because they needed to go on a healthy eating plan!as was too slim!
I think people assume you can get pregnant just like that and if ever had problems conceiving most would swap a BFP then a size 8 waist!!
That's all!!
Bring pregnant, being healthy is key!!!!

Being able to say yes to pudding without massive guilt is the best thing so far but I'm only 8/9 weeks so there's lots of other nice stuff to look forward to.

BonaDea Fri 30-Nov-12 13:39:03

No hangover after the Christmas party.

Artemis206 Fri 30-Nov-12 16:20:54

My hair is shiny & my nails look better than they've ever done - no splitting or peeling.
Feeling kicks, wriggles and turns.
Having pud.

MollyMurphy Fri 30-Nov-12 16:26:41

-I love rubbing and patting my bump (just being honest)

-I adore feeling baby kick and move.

-I like eating what I want and not worrying about looking fat.

-The excitement of a tiny little one on the way

MollyMurphy Fri 30-Nov-12 16:27:34

Oooh and I agree - chosing a name - if you and your DH are not on different planets that is very fun.

bonzo77 Fri 30-Nov-12 17:12:56

Another one, a slight stealth-boast, but still. I'm pretty average not pregnant: neither especially thin or fat, pretty or ugly, though definitely short. So no one makes comments about my appearance. But for the second time I have been lucky enough to "carry small" and gain little weight apart from the bump and boobs. So I do get lots of comments that I like to consider complements of how "neat" or "tiny" I am. blush

PipIsOutNow Fri 30-Nov-12 18:32:24

Not having to think about contraception!!!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sat 01-Dec-12 09:47:40

Lovely thread OP!

Mine are: gorgeous hair and nails. They've never been so lustrous!
- always having a topic of conversation with people - they've always got something to ask you about
- after TTC for nearly 3 years, sex for fun!
- Pull up trousers, just seems easier somehow
- not having to diet but (delightfully) my weight being stable. Choosing puddings and chocolate
- DH indulging my whims

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