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7 Things I'll Miss About Pregnancy

By Katie |

You guys. It’s April. I just had the realization the other day that despite my due date being May 5th, there is a relatively huge chance that this baby will make his appearance in April. IT’S APRIL. I have not yet figured out how to process this information.

It’s often easier to think of all the negatives of pregnancy, especially, I think, of late pregnancy. Sleep is lousy, just about everything hurts and the ability to be in denial about the fact that you have to push a melon or pumpkin sized creature out of your nethers is being terribly threatened. But the reality is that there are just so many lovely parts of pregnancy that I know that myself and others tend to overlook.

And with April making it’s appearance and my pregnancy tenure rapidly winding down, I’m beginning to realize there are some things I am desperately going to miss. These are my 7 favorite things about pregnancy that I’m going to miss when it ends.

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Things I Love About Pregnancy

The Baby Kicks

I read recently someone saying that this was one of their least favorite parts about pregnancy and I just could not understand. I find baby kicks, even the ones that take my breath away and have me fully convinced that my ribs are no longer in place, completely magical. That's my child. That's my personal connection to this baby. And yes, other people can feel it from the outside, and yes, the whole world can see him stick his legs and butt out now, but only I know what it really feels like when he moves. Only I can feel the little stretches and flutters. I am truly sad that soon I won't have this private relationship, that I won't be the only who knows that music makes him go crazy (especially the Glee soundtrack, I know I know) or that he gets hiccups constantly. I'm going to desperately miss our private dance parties, even the ones at 3am.
Picture from Morgue File

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15 thoughts on “7 Things I'll Miss About Pregnancy

  1. Jenny says:

    The excitement and anticipation of having a child. I miss that the most. It is such a special time….even when I vomitted for four month straight.

  2. Nicole says:

    I’m going to miss all of these! I’m due in early July but I realize it could very well happen in late June too ’cause sometimes they come early, sometimes right on time, and other times late.

  3. MB says:

    I’m due next week and will miss most of these things – but most of all I think I will miss talking to my four year old about what will happen. I want to hang onto these fun conversations before a baby is actually here and things “get real.”

  4. Sara says:

    All of the above, plus the constant realization that there is a tiny person GROWING inside me. And I felt so beautiful with that big old belly!

  5. Jen Reg says:

    although my husband and i have no more plans for a third baby, these are actually all the things that i miss too. esp #1. : )
    oh, and the cat litter duty!

  6. HippyFitMom says:

    I miss feeling the baby kick and having my baby at all times. Made me feel good.

  7. purplebreath says:

    The 12 step roll over–I die. I never could understand women who hated pregnancy. It was COOL. Uncomfortable, but unique.

    You ARE SO CUTE!!

  8. geminimama2 says:

    The one thing I’ll miss is not having my period. But after she is born back to those fun tampon/pad times. Yuck. But I’ll also miss the special bonding moment my hubby had with our baby growing inside and him rubbing my belly.

  9. Kelly says:

    I miss all of these plus the convenience of bringing baby with me everywhere. Baby is here and I have to pack a suitcase just to go to the grocery store. :)

  10. melody says:

    I miss people being so nice n willing to do anything for u

  11. Kelseas mommy says:

    Im also due may 5th, and I know even though I have been through hell and back during my pregnancy, I will miss it in a month or two.

  12. Sara says:

    I miss the fact that it was so easy to meet my child’s needs without having to think about it. Like how I never had to think about a safe place to put my child down in a pubic rest room so I could use the toilet, or when and what i’m going to feed her next, or what to put in that diaper bag that constantly need filling with supplies I have used up, or not having to lug around that 10lb car seat thingy with the 17lb child in it…by comparison my 20lb weight gain was light! Yup I miss the simple days when my child was just always with me safe and taken care of my my body Ofcourse the baby hugs and smiles totally make up for it! :)

  13. Samira says:

    not having the monthly thing goin on that was the greatest I hated being pregnant and despite the pain of it all I loved labor and greeting my baby when she came into the world priceless and its true what they say you really do forget all about the pain when that precious little one is nestled in your arms i miss when she was little so much it sometimes makes me almost wish i was having another

  14. sharon says:

    the thing i will miss the most is the fact i will never get to meet my daughter or hold her in my arms

  15. Angie says:

    I miss nothing about being pregnant. My pregnancy was problem free and the experiece was beautiful. My baby is 19 now and that’s enough for me

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