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Trying to See the Bright Side: 7 Reasons to be Happy I’m Not Pregnant This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to be Happy I'm Not Pregnant This HolidayI was supposed to be pregnant by now — well, if I got pregnant right when we started trying to conceive, I could already have a newborn by now.

Mind = boggled. Also, time goes by really quickly.

I have allowed myself the space to feel bad today, which I think is important. To allow myself to feel those (ugly) feelings of “Why me?” and “Why not me?” and “What’s the point of this?” so I can let that out for now and move on.

It can be difficult to see any positive when your plans don’t go the way that you had hoped, even more so when it’s something like getting pregnant.

In an effort to find some good things about the fact that I am not yet pregnant, I have brainstormed a few reasons why I could be happy that I am not pregnant this holiday season.

Click through to read 7 reasons to be happy I’m not pregnant this holiday season:

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  • Wine and {Real} Eggnog 1 of 7
    Wine and {Real} Eggnog
    I know some pregnant women are okay with drinking a glass of wine at Christmas, but that wouldn't be me. Now, I can enjoy (and over enjoy) guilt-free this holiday.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • I Can Party Past 7pm 2 of 7
    I Can Party Past 7pm
    When I am pregnant, I am a zombie and need sleep like crazy. Since I am not pregnant, I will be able to hang out and party past 7pm and not miss any fun.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • I Won’t Throw Up From the Food 3 of 7
    I Won't Throw Up From the Food
    Smelling the food, thinking about the food, eating the food -- all that won't make me throw up. The only way that could happen is if I overeat, which is also easier to do when I'm not pregnant.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Cookies Will Not Automatically Mean Heartburn 4 of 7
    Cookies Will Not Automatically Mean Heartburn
    Ah the holiday cookies! They are the best aren't they? If I was pregnant, those cookies would cause fire to shoot into mu esophagus and heartburn is never fun. That's less likely to happen since I'm not pregnant.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • I Won’t Have Awkward Family Belly-Touches 5 of 7
    I Won't Have Awkward Family Belly-Touches
    Walking into a family gathering while pregnant will usually mean someone will put their hand on my stomach without me giving my ok. That won't be happening this year since I am not pregnant.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • I Don’t Have to Make a Memorable Holiday Announcement 6 of 7
    I Don't Have to Make a Memorable Holiday Announcement
    I have never been terribly creative when sharing pregnancy news and this year, I don't have to. There is no worry about making it memorable since i'm not pregnant.
    You should also read: 10 Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy This Christmas.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • I Won’t Have to Be Santa 7 of 7
    I Won't Have to Be Santa
    If I was pregnant with a big belly, I would automatically have to put on that itchy Santa suit. Since I am not pregnant, I can laugh with a glass of wine in hand and a Christmas cookie at the person who does have to wear that hot suit.

Photo credit: adapted from iStockphoto

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