1. Napping without judgment. Napping several times a day during pregnancy was completely acceptable. And people were more willing to watch the kids. I feel this was mostly because they didn’t want to deal with the wrath of my raging hormones if they shot down my request.
2. The crazy, huge meals at all times of the day. Eating ice cream, an entire package of sausage, and shrimp for breakfast was considered a well balanced meal. I also loved that I could eat down and eat an entire package of Oreos without blinking an eye.
3. The pregnancy “excuse”. Invitations can be declined without hurt feelings. If you don’t want to go somewhere you have an excuse no one will question. “Sorry I am just so tired” or “I have the worst morning sickness.” (Even if you aren’t squatting over a toilet at that exact moment, no one will question you).
4. Litter Boxes. I hate them. I love my cat, but I DESPISE the litter box. During pregnancy, this becomes hubby’s chore. Even if he gets home late from work he is in charge of that nasty box of cat excrement. This alone makes me want to get pregnant again.
5. The Pregnancy Truth serum. For 9 months of your life you can tell it how it is and no one will say anything back to you. If I did this now I would be called many things none of which are pleasant.
6. The free pass. If the house was a little less tidy when hubby came home from work, no mention of the toddler tornado would be discussed. And he would clean up even after working for 7 hours and his commute. This also worked with the wretched toddler poop diapers. With the enhanced sense of smell, this duty became his. And that is glorious.
7. Doing the deed. You are exhausted for 90% of the pregnancy. The hormones, the sickness, the weight; the last thing I thought about was getting it on. When you aren’t pregnant you suck it up for love, but when I am pregnant “I’m Tired” is an acceptable excuse. No questions asked, no sulking, no guilt.
8. You carry the weight, but lift none. No heavy lifting. Maybe this is just me. But I have moved twice while pregnant. So I personally adore this. I sit my pleasantly plump self down and direct traffic.
9. Spandex! Spandex clothes no matter the occasion are highly acceptable when you are pregnant. Especially in the later months, they are typically the only acceptable leaving the house clothes you can breath in. I hate jeans (those terribly uncomfortable garments), but leggings, oh…..they are so cozy. #teamspandex
10. Your craving is my command. Knowing that if you had a craving at 3am for Chick-fil-A french fries, bananas Popsicles, and YooHoo (no other chocolate milk will suffice) Hubby will run to three different places just to satisfy your pregnancy cravings. If I woke him for a craving now he would laugh in my face, roll over, and go back to sleep.
Can you relate to any of my missed pregnancy moments? Do you have any you would like to add? If I didn’t love the taste of wine so much and the fact that I can see my feet I might just get pregnant again.
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