10 Reasons to Love (and Miss!) Being Pregnant

 Resons to Love Pregnancy

After being pregnant two years in a row with back-to-back babies, I was thrilled to be able to sip a glass
of wine heartburn-free and lounge in a hot bath without cooking my womb.

 But after beocming a parent and growing accustomed to snoozing on my stomach again, I realized there were things I missed about being pregnant. Here’s what I miss most:

1. Elastic waist bands

2. Getting my doctor’s full attention for longer than five minutes

3. Watching the shrimp inside me grow a face and legs

4. Those 300 extra calories a day to use on strawberry Pop-tarts and vending machine chips (aww,

c’mon people, you didn’t eat all fruit and veggies either)

5. Having a good reason to not cook dinner for three months

6. Hearing the labor stories, even the horror ones, because every labor and delivery has its own

story (even the c-sections!)

7. An excuse for re-decorating an entire room

8. Loading up on free magazines at the OB office

9. Seeing my baby’s elbow jut across my belly like a shark cutting its way through the Pacific

10. A sense of pending adventure

What else did you love about being pregnant?