The joys of being pregnant
It seems there is so much to complain about with pregnancy and it is so easy to focus on the aches and worries. Believe me, dealing with gestational diabetes, carpal tunnel, severe swollen ankles and legs and financial difficulties has me always hurting and feeling on edge.
I would like to share a few reasons why I am joyful to be pregnant and what is going right. . .
After years of trying to conceive, I am grateful to have this precious opportunity to be a mother.
I love feeling the baby moving around in there, he's my little buddy who goes everywhere with me.
I love all the attention I get from everyone, including strangers, e.g. holding doors, letting me first in line, carrying things for me.
I don't mind the belly rubbing thing, only women seem to do it and it is a gesture of affection as i see it. I am not a touchy and feely person but I have actually been enjoying this part.
I like all the extra help I get from my husband with chores and other household projects. I like seeing him excited for the baby.
I love the baby showers!! What fun!!!
I enjoy how nice everyone has been to me, such as striking up friendly conversation, sharing their own mother hood stories and always asking do i need anything, how do i feel, etc.
I love the way my body looks, despite having gained over 40 pounds. I feel so womanly and the belly looks really cool.
I love showing off my belly to the world, since I have always been the one to look at pregnant women and could only wish. . .
Anyone else have reason to feel glad, despite the physical and mental stress?
Share the joy and happy holidays to all!!!