So many times I hear people complaining about pregnancy (and that's ok sometimes--we're growing a human here!), and while I am miserable at moments, there are some things I absolutely love about being pregnant.
1). My husband doesn't question my cravings. For example: Yesterday I wanted Sour Punch Straw SO bad, like right then. He doesn't question it. I later find myself enjoying that sour goodness. But when I throw out a random craving like that when I'm not pregnant, I just get weird looks and no special trips to the store.
2). Lots of naps. So I figure, I can complain because I'm tired all the time or be thankful for the fact that I am able to take frequent naps. I pretty much take a nap every chance I get. While I don't love being tired all of the time, I love the naps.
3). Gaining weight is a good thing. I'm not a number watcher anyway--I'm still blessed to have my metabolism. But any woman knows it's nice to rejoice in a snug waistline versus freaking out because you have an entire closet full of those size pants and CANNOT outgrow them.
4). Baby Kicks. While baby can be quite invasive with a swift kick to the bladder or ribs, I cherish each one. Every roll and kick brings a smile to my face--even the ones where she quite literally takes my breath away.
5). Foot rubs. Okay, maybe not everyone's husband is as awesome as mine, but my he has been pampering my poor feet this pregnancy. They have been throbbing and he will sit down and give me 30 minutes or more of the most amazing massages ever for my not happy feet. Seriously. Best Ever.
6). The anticipation. I love wondering what it will be like to add one more to our family. A lot of time is spent wondering if she will be like Audrey or quite the opposite. Will she even have time to talk with Audrey as her big sister? What will she like? Will she drag us to softball while Audrey drags us to ride horses?
7). Baby Shopping. Shopping for baby makes for fun times. I especially love shopping for a little girl--making sure we get a good mix of frills, tutu's, football, and fishing.
8). Bonding with Baby. I love the point at pregnancy I am at now. Cate can hear my voice and I can feel her movements. From now until September, I get some quality bonding time with her all to myself. That is something special that only mommies get.
9). New Friends. I have had the privilege of meeting some awesome ladies also due in September. I've made some great new friends and I love keeping up with them. It's amazing how each of my children have brought wonderful people into my life through different ways.
10). Experiencing a Miracle. Okay, so maybe this one seems a bit corny, but have you ever really stopped to think about the miracle of new life? I mean really stopped to think about it? It's incredible. I can't thank God enough for blessing me with this experience for the third time now.