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.
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
What did you miss most from pregnancy?
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