Where is the Silver Lining?


With each passing month, I’m finding it more difficult to see the upside to not being pregnant.

I’ve always tried to make peace with the negative pregnancy test by making a mental list of all of the things that I will be denied once I am pregnant.

I can sleep through the night without getting up 80 times to pee. I can ride my bike, eat copious amounts of blue cheese, savor my wine, and enjoy my morning coffee.

But today, I read 10 Unsafe Things I Did While Pregnant, by the lovely Meredith Carroll, and it got me thinking.

Please hop over there and read and come on back, I’ll wait…

Okay, now I’m wondering if I’m just crazy. I know that I’m a bit of a control freak (stop laughing!), but I avoided the things on Meredith’s list during my pregnancies and we both ended up with healthy babies.

Did I deny myself more than I needed to during my pregnancies?

How will I convince myself now that there’s a silver lining to that negative test?

Wine? Yes, that’s it!

What rules have you broken while pregnant?

If, like me, you’re trying to conceive, what things do you try to enjoy now before you are pregnant?