With a little under two months left until my baby is due, I feel like I’m in the home stretch… literally. I don’t think my skin can stretch much more. This past week I have gotten to that third-trimester-point where I’m just extremely uncomfortable.
Of course being pregnant is a miracle, and please don’t take this as me being ungrateful, but it can also be rough. Feeling hormonal, fat, and just exhausted all of the time is starting to take its toll on me. In the past few days, I have found myself wondering how the heck I’m going to make it two more months, but then I have days like yesterday…
Yesterday, I was reminded that, yes, being pregnant can be rough, but not only is it worth it in the end, but there are actually some benefits and kind people along the way…
Here are 5 ways my day was made better just by being pregnant…
1.With the weather getting a bit warmer, I wanted to break out all my cute sandals, but my toes were in desperate need of a paint job. However, I can barely see my toes, let alone reach them. So, yesterday morning when I pointed that minor detail out to my hubby, he said, “go get a pedicure.” He didn’t have to tell me twice. I was out the door and sitting in that massage chair, feet soaking in no time flat. I must say, it was glorious, and I have decided to treat myself to a pedicure once a month until this baby is born. I mean, I have no choice, right?
2. After my pedicure, I had to run over to the mall to exchange something at Macy’s for my hubby. As I was trying on some shoes, I mean exchanging my item, my baby shifted and I thought I was going to pee myself. I waddled as carefully, and as fast as I could without dribbling, to the closest restroom (the ONLY restroom on that level). When I got there, I quickly realized it was a single toilet bathroom, and there were three ladies waiting in line to use it. Maybe it was the sheer panic on my face, or maybe it was just my giant pregnant belly in general, but bless their hearts, those three women let me cut the line and use the bathroom before them.
3. After my near potty fiasco, I decided I was hungry, and made my way to the cafe inside the mall. When I was done paying for my order, and about to sit down with my food, the lady that worked the counter handed me a little brown sack. When I looked inside, I found an ooey-gooey cinnamon roll that I hadn’t ordered. When I went to hand it back, she threw her hands up and said, “It’s a special treat for the baby, and it’s on us!” So sweet of her, right? I ate the whole damn thing, and it was worth every fat cell that was added to my butt.
4. After lunch, I had to continue on with my errands. With my husband at home with our daughter, I decided to go to the grocery store. When I pulled into the parking lot, there were zero parking spots. It was a freaking zoo. After circling a couple of times, I noticed that there was a space open for “expectant mothers” and I couldn’t believe it! I NEVER get to park in those spots. They are always taken, but I got lucky! I finally got to experience the joy that those spots offer. Being that much closer to your destination really does make a big difference.
5. After all of my running around, I made my way home and spent the rest of the day running after my 19 month old daughter. By the time she was tucked in for the night, I was pooped, and my back was aching. While tossing and turning on the couch trying to get comfortable, my husband noticed my squirm of pain and offered to rub my back. He massaged my back until I was nice and relaxed. Sweet guy, right? I’m a lucky girl.
What about you? Has your day been made better in any way just by being pregnant? Has someone done a kind deed for you and your pregnant belly today?