I absolutely LOVE being pregnant. There are so many things I look forward to experiencing each and every day. For one, I love that my uncontrollably growing belly is my sweet little girl getting ready to make her entrance into the world. It is such a miracle that there is a tiny human in my stomach — and I thank the Lord each and every day for my daughter’s presence inside of me! I also love that she kicks me multiple times per day — even if her kicks are in unpleasant places (i.e. my bladder when it is full!).
Although I think pregnancy has to be the most beautiful experience I have ever been through, there are a few things that I look forward to being able to do once I have finally gotten to meet my sweet little princess face-to-face.
The first thing on my list is being able to meet and HOLD my sweet girl. However, I think that is an obvious fact. So — I am leaving it off the “official” list. Just keep in mind that it is my #1 thing I look forward to after she is born.
Although I was never a size zero prior to being pregnant… I did feel relatively comfortable in my own skin. I could easily control my weight. However, now that I am pregnant — my body is no longer in my control. Every single part of me grows uncontrollably each and every day. Although I know it is the natural order of things, sometimes I look in the mirror and it almost surprises me when I see my reflection! I’m getting huge! I am happy to continue growing larger for the purposes of having a healthy and happy baby — however — I look forward to having control over my body again after baby girl gets here!
Although my doctor told me that it is perfectly fine to each deli sandwiches… she said that I needed to heat up the meat before I eat the sandwich. I am NOT a fan of warm deli meat at all. I have tried heating up my deli meat twice… both with bad results.
I VERY MUCH look forward to the day that I can eat cold deli sandwiches again! Particularly… the Italian Subs from the Publix Deli!
Prior to getting pregnant, I probably drank WAY too much caffeine everyday. I nearly always had a coffee, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, or Sweet Tea in my hand. Now that I am pregnant… I am extremely limited in how much caffeine I can have per day. Although I thoroughly understand that the limited caffeine is very good for me (pregnant or not)… I look forward to the day that I can go back to drinking as much caffeine as I want every day without effecting the health of another human being.
I walk every day. I completely understand the benefits of working out while pregnant and I embrace them. However, sometimes when I am simply walking my stomach muscles start to cramp up. I have spoken to my doctor about this and he wants me to continue to exercise, but keep close control over those cramps – we don’t want them to turn into something more serious than a muscle cramp! So, I stay away from all kinds of running.
However, I miss doing high intensity interval training and long distance running. I never ever thought I would see the day that I longed for running hard and pushing my body to the limit. However, I have already started to plan my post-baby HIGH INTENSITY workouts! I am super excited about getting back into the high intensity workout groove and experiencing the freedom of running fast and hard again!
I think this is what I miss most about not being pregnant. Sleeping on my belly is a comfort-thing for me. It is how I get my best nights of sleep. I have not slept on my belly since December 2012! Although my body is accustomed to staying on my sides during sleep… I look forward to that first night that I can sleep on my belly post-baby!!! WOO HOO!
I want to hear from y’all! I have listed my 5 top things I look forward to after our baby girl is born. However, I am SURE there are some things that I have missed! What are some of the things that you look/looked forward to post-pregnancy?? Feel free to comment on this post, tweet at me (@AngelaLGlaze or @WeeShare) using the hashtag #FromBumpToBaby, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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