Fact: I love pregnancy.
Another fact: There are certain things that pregnancy has (finally) restricted me from doing. These are things that I used to take for granted in my pre-pregnancy days – or basically any day of this pregnancy up until my 30th week.
Yet another fact: I spend a lot of time staring at my (growing and moving) belly. And yes, I realize this picture should not be on the internet, but pregnancy isn’t always glamorous, darnit!
// Put on socks easily
// See (much less shave) my vagina
// Wear (most) non-maternity clothes
// Get on a scale and recognize the number
// Touch my toes
// Eat junk food without feeling guilty
// Sleep on my back or stomach
// Go for more than a week without seeing my midwife
// Drink tequila, which I’m craving now that the weather is getting warmer!
// Sit comfortably for longer than a few minutes (Who knew that sitting could be so painful during pregnancy?! Darn rib cage.)
// Run… or really workout at all
// Exist at any given moment without feeling tired and/or hungry
// Walk around and blend into the crowd (everyone ALWAYS notices – and comments on – the pregnant lady)
// Admire my abs and work towards a six-pack
// Walk quickly – this one is questionable because I’ve always been a slow walker, but it would have at least been physically possible for me to walk quickly before, even if I never took advantage of it
// Notice if I drop something (food) on parts of my outfit, especially if it’s under Bumpy
// Go hours talking to friends about something other than impending parenthood
I’m sure this list will continue growing for the next few weeks – yikes!
Cheers to this whole miraculous process, as uncomfortable as it can be!