Pregnancy

Top 10 Things That Make Pregnancy Amazing

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I wrote an article about 10 things that make pregnancy the hardest thing you’ll ever do. I want to counter that today with 10 things that make pregnancy amazing!

So here goes, here are my top 10 things that make pregnancy amazing!

1. The excitement…

If you’ve been planning for a baby for a long time and you finally fall pregnant the excitement has to be one of the best things about it. Sometimes you forget (sounds silly I know) for a brief second but then when you remember, the flood of excitement you feel is amazing.

2. Feeling the movements…

This is one that won’t happen until quite a bit later but it’s an incredible feeling. Knowing that those first little wriggles will turn into massive kicks and rolls is amazing.

3. No periods!

For most at least! You won’t have a period for nearly a year! Hurrah! Sounds silly but it was really nice not needing to worry about pads or tampons or whatever for nearly a year. We’ll ignore the fact that you need a years supply to get through the after birth situation!

4. Telling people…

Whether you tell people as soon as you find out or you wait the usual 12 weeks, telling people you are expecting has to be one of the funnest things ever. Their reactions are great and the support and love is awesome.

5. Decorating the nursery…

If this is your first baby then this will be a new one but even for parents expecting their second baby, decorating and planning the nursery is one of the best things to do while on maternity leave and it really does get you excited for baby’s arrival.

6. New clothes…

OK, I might be alone in this one but I loved buying new maternity clothes and I still wear a lot of them now! They’re so comfy and flattering.

7. That Glow…

Well, this doesn’t happen for everyone and it usually only happens after the dreaded morning sickness phase has passed. However, the glow you get from all the vitamins and healthy choices you’re making, along with lovely hormones is great!

8. The Amazement…

Every time you have a scan or you hear baby’s heartbeat, the amazement you feel about the fact you are growing life inside you is brilliant. It’s magical.

9. Special Treatment…

This might not happen for everyone and it will depend on how far along you are as well as how kind your friends and family are! Special treatment includes being able to take it easy, put your feet up and rest a lot more than usual because people are helping out more. Don’t get used to it though – once baby is here there’s no rest.

10. Meeting your new arrival…

This isn’t technically part of pregnancy but it really is the best part. When you’ve struggled through hours of labour, meeting your new little bub is the absolute best part of all of it. I remember the feeling very well – you know them, you’ve grown them and they’re finally here snuggled up and so small. It’s breathtaking.

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