I thought it would be fun to write a little blog post (well, it's more like a list and we all know I love lists...) of what I've found to be the best and worst bits of pregnancy. Obviously, as I'm only 31 (going on 32 on Tuesday!) weeks pregnant, I've yet to experience the unavoidable labour, or the inevitable constant discomfort in the last few weeks. So, bare that in mind as I take a light-hearted look at the Pro's of Pregnancy.
It brings your family together.
As I'm the first of my four siblings to start a family, it's an exciting and new experience for the whole family - first niece, first granddaughter, first baby in the family in 15 years! My family have been an incredible support so far and it's made me feel so much closer to every member of the family, but in particular my sisters (who were the first to hear the news - after S of course!) and my Mum who has provided constant reassurance and helpful advice throughout.
You can eat a second breakfast (and a mid-morning snack, lunch, a pre-dinner sandwich, dinner and supper) and not to get judged for it.
People are nice to you.
Obviously, this should happen all the time - wouldn't it be a nice place if people were nice, all of the time? But yeah, that doesn't happen. I've found that people have, generally (not in 100% of cases) been really lovely to me since I announced my news. People want to take care of you, they want to make sure you're okay, they want to help - and it is so, so nice. Seriously, anybody who has shown me any support - no matter how small - so far, you have no idea how grateful I am.
You don't have to feel guilty for doing nothing.
I try to vary my days off; as in, one day I'll make plans to see friends and get errands done, and the other day will be spent in the house - watching Netflix, having a bath, sleeping... all the things that you want to do with your down time, but worry that people will judge you for 'wasting time.' Nope, when you're pregnant you can do it as much as you want and nobody can say a thing - because, God knows, you'll have no down time once the baby arrives!
You get paid to stay at home with your baby.
You get a baby - a real life baby - at the end of it.
All those aches and pains, all the morning sickness and midnight trips to the loo, all those months without a glass of wine... they're all worth it. Because, after all the pushing is done, you get your own little baby to take home. And then the fun truly begins...
I cannot freaking wait
for sleepless nights for all my clothes to be ruined by sick to never stop worrying for my baby to arrive.
I cannot freaking wait