Perhaps this isn’t the most politically correct thing to say, but I try to keep it real. So don’t freak out when I say… I haven’t loved being pregnant. I’m not one of those women who absolutely ADORE the experience; I think there’s a lot of pressure to act like you are smitten with pregnancy even when you’re not.
Don’t get me wrong – I love my baby. I love the idea of growing my baby. I love to feel kicks and wiggles – and I’ll really miss that. But you sacrifice a lot to be pregnant (and I’ve had a very easy pregnancy). Sure, you’ll sacrifice a lot to be a mom, and I understand that as much as a momma-to-be can. But damn – I miss drinking wine. And wearing pants with zippers and buttons. And springing out of bed. And being able to see my toes. Hah!
In all seriousness, the thing that I’m looking forward to the most about the end of pregnancy is learning whether my baby is healthy. I am really nervous about this – I’m sure all mommas are – and I just cannot wait to hold him or her and see that all the toes and fingers are in place.
But that’s a rather heavy topic for a fun slideshow, so here’s a silly little list of the other things that I’m looking forward to once the baby is on the outside. What are you looking forward to? What will you miss about pregnancy?