Things to be enjoyed about being pregnant

I’ve made it past the halfway mark for this pregnancy (hello, second trimester!) and I think for the first time since November, I’m starting to have a bit of fun with the pregnancy (as much as one can enjoy being pregnant, I suppose).

Maybe it’s because I know that this will be the last time I’m ever going to feel the tiny flutter of a baby’s little dance in my uterus and I’m feeling a bit sentimental. *The husband says there’s no need to be sentimental because hey, maybe #5 will be a girl and we should consider maybe going for it but… 1. looking at our track record, it’s far more likely #5 will be a boy and 2. until he grows a uterus, there will be no #5.

I’m still mildly nauseous and the heartburn is setting in plus I’m starting to look/feel like a whale but there are things to be enjoyed about being pregnant and these are some of my favourites.

1. Feeling the baby move. 

Biological? Maybe. For me, it’s possibly the best part about being pregnant. Usually, I’m going about my day and it’s turning out to be all kinds of stressful and then I feel the baby do a little somersault inside and it always makes me smile.

2. One word: BOOBS. 

Pregnancy boobs is like God’s way of making up for the year or so of trauma that follows after the baby is born, no question about it. Besides, this is the biggest they’ll ever be so I say milk it (sorry, that was impossible to resist).

3. Happy hormones.

Mood swings kind of go both ways. There’s having to learn how to manage the downs, which can be a bummer but there’s also the happy hormones that are just so full of happy. I guess the one good thing about a fourth pregnancy is being better equipped to bask in the happy hormones.

4. Nice hair.

Not really a big deal for some but I’ve had to deal with crazy hair all my life so in the 9 months that it stops and listens to reason, I’m going to throw a party and celebrate.

5. #WIN

Being pregnant is like having an all-access automatic win card. These days, I don’t even have to think of logical ways to explain why my argument is better. I simply point to my stomach like it’s a magical orb of awesomeness and the husband has to make nice.


On a semi related note, the husband was applying anti-stretch marks oil on my bump (I have a thing about oily textures on my hands) and the whole stomach rubbing episode must have seemed really weird to Truett, who was watching intently and finally, he was like “what’s that for?”


There has to be a universe where that’s a compliment so I’m going with it.

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  • Reply Ai Sakura March 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Aww I miss feeling a baby move inside me :) And *cough*… never say never :P Who knows, you might miss it a lot next time a too and go for Baby #5 haha
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    • Reply Daphne March 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Hahahhaha that is true. I’m very susceptible to momnesia, especially after the baby is born and they’re all snuggly and cute.

  • Reply Lyndsay March 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Never say never….our baby #5 that I said was never going to happen was another boy. And I love having 5 boys. Baby #6 they say is a girl, but I won’t believe it until she is born ;)

    • Reply Daphne March 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      OMG 5 BOYS!! That deserves an award or something! :)

  • Reply Sunshine March 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    The world is just a little nicer to you when you are pregnant. I notice strangers smiling at me and helping me all the time. When you are struggling to waddle or out of breath as you master a normal flight of stairs, its nice to have that smile and always makes me feel a little better

    • Reply Daphne March 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      So true! People really are nicer when you’re pregnant, I’ve had strangers open doors and offer seats and I agree with the smiling too!!

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