I was pretty harsh about pregnancy yesterday. I know. I don’t think it will abate anytime soon, simply because I’ve got 6 more months of this left and I’ve heard the last 3 months are kinda terrible. My mom is definitely encouraging me to adjust my attitude, have a faith outlook and pray scripture over myself and my baby (her pregnancies were pretty great, so who am I to argue?).
So in the POSITIVITY VEIN, here goes:
1. Your hair and nails become that of a supermodel. My hair has gotten THICK. My hairdresser noticed it my 2nd week of pregnancy and I didn’t tell her the reason. Also, my hair is growing so fast!! I remember reading about teens taking prenatals for hair growth. Let’s get serious, it’s cuz you’re growing a HUMAN being, not some dumb vitamins. At this rate, my hair will be the length I’ve coveted for 4 years by the time I pop out Baby C. Let’s hope I don’t do something stupid, like chop it off the moment I get annoyed by it post-natal.
2. My skin has finally gotten glowy. I’ll go ahead and forget the first 2 months of my skin looking like a blotchy, acne-ridden mess. I can forego foundation most days cuz it’s just so dang pretty. Girls, you know how nice that is.
3. Being pregnant is the ultimate excuse. It’s a get-out-of-jail-free card. Most people get pissed when you bail last minute. When you’re pregnant, people ask you in advance if you can’t make it, they let you off the hook without you ever saying a word. Granted, preggo ladies need this A LOT, but it’s soooo nice to have people be sweet and understanding when you pull the pregnancy card.
4. Da boobs. We’ll ignore the fact that they hurt and itch constantly, but if you aren’t well-endowed prior to getting pregnant and you’ve always wondered what it would be like to have big jugs, pregnancy is like those grow 2 cup sizes bras. You get a chance to try on a new cup size (or 3) and then repent of ever envying your bigger sisters. The husband doesn’t complain at all!
5. Letting it all hang out. If you’re like me, you definitely don’t like the extra pooch in the belly to be obvious. You start sucking in all the time. But when your preggo, it doesn’t matter. In fact, the sooner you start showing the better. People love it!
6. Home birth. I’m beyond blessed that I married a man who is 100% on board with home birth and was already wanting that before we started dating. That is so rare. My mom had me and my sis at home and I grew up knowing I wanted to do the same simply because she raved about how wonderful her home births were compared to her hospital birth with my brother. It makes sense to me, especially with all the C-Section Knife Craziness in hospitals right now. Oh, you don’t want a C-Section? Well, we’ll do enough interventions and you’ll beg us for one, or we will scare you enough and make you have one. As long as I don’t become high-risk, I’ll stay home, thank you very much medical community. I love my midwife!
7. In Love. It could just be that we are still in the newlywed glow, but being pregnant has just increased our love for one another. I swear my husband gets more handsome every day. He is so tender with me, always helping me and doing things for me. He has taken care of me so well and I know I haven’t been the easiest person to live with because I’m hormotional. He talks to and sings to the baby. He’s such an amazing husband, I know he will be a wonderful dad.