I like being pregnant. I love the expanding bump, the looks people give you, the secret kicks that only you and the baby share.
I loved the toddler kissing my bump and telling me there’s the baby.
I loved being able to have one on one time with the toddler whilst sharing kicks with the baby without worrying I was neglecting one or the other.
I loved sitting with my feet up and the excuse I am pregnant.
But I’m not pregnant anymore, baby boy is most definitely here after his dramatic entrance to the world
. And even though I woke up panicked the night’s after having him that the baby hadn’t kicked me (and he wouldn’t be would he as he was lying in the cot next to me) I do miss being pregnant. Crazy I know.
So I decided to focus on the positives around not being pregnant anymore with a celebration of the things I can do.
1. Sleep on my tummy again
I am a tummy sleeper, and although my bump was only little from around 5 months I wasn’t able to get comfy and sleep the way I normally do.
Wine glorious wine. Delicious. Whilst I had a glass or 2 during pregnancy I was never able to indulge myself to that second glass if I wanted it. Now he’s here I can have all the wine I want. Shame it sends me to sleep…..
3. Forbidden foods
All making a come back in my kitchen
4. Newborn baby cuddles
Now instead of sitting on the sofa for a rest because I am pregnant I sit with my feet up because I am busy cuddling my newborn. They don’t stay this little for long, I need to make the most of it!
5. Fit through small gaps
No more looking at a gap thinking I’m not going to be able to haul my bump through there. Or parking dreadfully so I can open the door wide enough to haul me and the bump out.
What can you do now that baby has arrived?
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