Friday, December 4, 2009

It's not all bad

My last post seemed a little negative so I thought I'd balance things out and talk about the positive things about being pregnant.

* Extreme happiness - I feel so happy to be able to be pregnant. I know it is a blessing and I try to treat it that way everyday. I'm excited to be able to give James a baby! He is so thrilled to get to be a father and he will be a great one!

* People have to be nice to me - James has been wonderful at getting me every strange pregnancy craving, doing the dishes when I'm too tired and decorating the nursery. My family has been nice to me too. Which in my family, is a big deal! My mom has been buying me clothes, shoes and making sure I eat well. My students have even been a tad bit nicer to me :)

* New clothes - Granted they are not the most stylish clothes, but hey clothes are clothes and I love shopping :) I also get to wear lose fitting clothes which are waaaay more comfortable and people don't look at me funny when I wear sweats to work!

* No pressure to be skinny - I have been skinny my whole life and any time I gained a pound, I felt fat. Now there is no pressure to look skinny or have a flat belly. In fact, people ENCOURAGE me to gain weight! I don't have to suck in my belly, I get to stick it out!

* Great hair and nails - The prenatal vitamins and crazy hormones have been great at making my hair silky and smooth and my nails grow quickly and not break! It ALMOST make up for the bad skin ;)

* Eating for two - I know that I am not "technically" supposed to be eating for two, but I like the saying anyway. I can eat pretty much whatever I want and not worry about it. I was in line at Subway the other day getting myself a nice footlong (don't worry, I got it toasted!) and this woman in front of me asked, are you going to eat that whole thing yourself?! I was a tad insulted but then replied with, I'm eating for two! I hope I made her feel awful!!

That's all I can think of for now but I am sure that I will have more positives too :)


Ami said...

Good attitude! And technically, you ARE supposed to eat for two! I HAD to eat an extra 300 calories per day, per baby on top of what I normally would've eaten! So eat your heart out girl! You'd be a bad mom I think if you weren't! So go on and eat yourself a footlong!

Leah S said...

Eat all you want! I do, and so did my mom. She was 125 pounds for most of her adult life, yet with each baby, she gained 50-70 pounds. Don't worry, she lost it all after her baby years, and is currently 118. I hope to do half as well! :)