Wednesday, August 6, 2008

10 Things I love About You, Pregnancy

In honor of being 3/4 of the way done with being pregnant, I decided to make a list of things I love about this experience. Don't's not all peachy. Stay tuned for the "10 Things I HATE" edition tomorrow.

1. My expanding belly: This falls into both the LOVE and HATE categories. I love it right now, because I know what is inside of it and what is being accomplished inside of it. Being tall has played in my favor too, as I don't have a lot of the comfort issues that someone that is much shorter might have. At least not at this point.

2. Feeling our little man break dance up against my ribs: Sounds horrible, right?? Well, it's not. I love it. It's reassurance, excitement and amazement all wrapped into one.

3. Hearing that little heartbeat: It sounds like a galloping brood of horses. It's so fast, and steady, and competent. It makes me smile every single time I hear it.

4. Knowing that my body is capable of growing a human: This one is hard to wrap your head around until you actually experience it. It really is awesome that my body is capable of all that it has accomplished so far.

5. The hair and nails factor: I have always been a nail biter. Always. Right now, my nails could screech down a chalkboard so effectively that you might just scream. They are that awesome.

6. The fact that I get to eat, and eat and eat: 300 extra calories isn't a lot, but when you have been dieting for the last 3 years, it's pretty awesome to have EXTRA anything. Even if the GD diet has been restrictive, I still get to do one thing that I love to do; EAT. And gaining weight is actually OKAY!!

7. Huge boobs: I have always had some serious jugs, but now they are even bigger!! And I actually don't mind it. Neither does the man in the house :o) It's like getting a boob job for nothin'.

8. My new wardrobe: I have never had any excuse as good as this to go shopping. And maternity clothes have come along way from stirrup pants, and stretchy knits. It's like I have a brand new closet, and even though it's temporary, it's still fun to wear new things.

9. The Glow: I know not everyone has it, and I have had my fair share of acne and other fun things, but I always get comments about the GLOW. Do you think they are just lying?? :o)

10. The prospect of the end result: The fact that at the end of all of this, I get to take home a precious little bundle. Something that Curtis and I made together; a piece of each of us....that is something that I find so truly special and so absolutely amazing. The gift of life is truly something to not take for granted and I know that now more than ever.


Amanda said...

In tears and utterly jealous.
You think this part is good, just wait until you have that little guy in your arms.

Christina said...

I can't believe you are already 3/4 done!

apt said...

Boob job for nothing - HA! Boob job for the 10 reasons you'll be listing tomorrow.
Great post.

Beth said...

Forgive my ignorance, but what does "the hair and nails factor" mean?

Em said...

Beth, prenatal vitamins are fantastic at making the hair and nails grow like a weed. I love my new nails!

AmyinMotown said...

I so miss pregnancy hair. The sad part is, you do not get to keep it -- I am in the middle of postartum molt right now. Honestly, I hate pregnancy but the two things that make me sad we are done are pregnancy hair (and skin, you DO have the glow, I am sure) and not feeling the kicking. Of course now our little kicker is here and that's even more awesome :-).