I’m noticing more and more just how quickly my kids are growing up. It feels like only yesterday I was heavily pregnant with the first. I remember being so desperate to meet him and I was uncomfortable. Then there was the panic and worry that things would go horribly wrong. Isn’t it strange that I should be missing those few precious months of pregnancy!
There are plenty of reasons for missing those days. They were the last few weeks of being an independent woman! Now I am a Mummy, and I am in constant demand. Of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides, I’ve mastered the art of getaways with the kids now, so I’m feeling a lot freer and more confident.
Pregnancy was an incredible time for my body. I know some women break out in spots, and their hair goes flat. I was one of the lucky ones. I had that gorgeous glow they talk about. I miss how thick my hair was back then too! I know some older Mums who definitely miss those days just for how youthful they looked and felt.
I remember being a little uncomfortable during pregnancy. I certainly remember the nausea from the early days. They were not so much fun. I think a lot of my back ache started from hanging my head over the toilet bowl every morning for a month. I loved my pregnancy pillow though. It was so comforting. I popped it behind my head when I was watching TV with my feet up. And having it between my knees in bed stopped me rolling onto my belly. It became a nursing pillow when Little Man arrived.
There were so many things I missed when I was pregnant, though. A glass of wine would have been nice with the Christmas dinner back then. And I missed all the energy I had before getting pregnant. But I loved all the extra foot rubs and spoiling that my Partner gave me throughout both my pregnancies. At the time, I don’t think I could have got through it without him. I was so lucky to have such a great support network.
I definitely miss not having to worry about my weight. I’m still a little worried I haven’t got rid of all my baby weight even now. When you’re pregnant, you can enjoy eating all those yummy treats and snacks. After all, you need to keep your energy levels up when you’re growing a new life. I even miss some of those pregnancy classes like the swimming and Yoga courses that are available. When the babies come, it’s easy to lose touch with things like that.
I remember having a pair of maternity trousers that were so comfortable. At first, they were weird, but as I grew, I loved them more and more. They looked pretty good too. Maternity vest tops are still my favourite base layer! It’s not always fun being pregnant, but it’s good to look back on those days with positivity. What did you enjoy most about pregnancy?