I love… {Pregnancy edition}
May 28, 2009

Every week, a couple of people tell me that I have successfully convinced them to never gestate.  Ever.  No matter what.  And while I know that these are comments made in jest - comments that I have probably made at one point or another as well and simply HAPPENED to forget about - the fact remains that a couple times a week I wonder if I am doing pregnancy a disservice by only mentioning the gross, the ugly, and the absolutely disgusting.  So below, please find a list of the things I love about pregnancy.  Maybe, just for once, I can go a day without scaring some poor non-pregnant soul.

That’s a big MAYBE, isn’t it?  While I’m dreaming, JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING, I’d also like my cat to stop pissing on my bed.

So.  Things I love:

-  Squeezing my belly button back and forth, so it looks like the belly can talk.
-  The feel of baby kicks.
-  Donald’s face when the doctor grabs a ten-meter section of belly and says THIS HERE IS THE HEAD.
-  Catching a glimpse of my round belly in shop windows.
-  For once, mothers everywhere are more than willing to let me make faces at their babies.
-  Taking life a little more slowly.  And collecting foot rubs on the way.
-  Watching my camera bounce on my belly as I walk.
-  The way my enorma-boobs fill out every shirt I own.
-  Husband kisses on the belly.
-  Being able to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness that transpires when I try to tie my shoes.
-  Food?  IS ORGASMIC.
-  The house is cleaner than the day we moved in.  Definitely a perk.
-  Listening to old women talk about their babies and knowing that I am in for a lovely adventure.
-  My dog can hear the baby’s heartbeat.  HOW COOL IS THAT?!
-  Sharing the excitement of a new life with my entire family.  I love how happy my parents are about the baby =)
-  The knowledge that my body was made for this.
-  That this baby will only bring my husband and father - the two most important men in my life - closer together.

Okay, and I also love that my husband can muster excitement about things like diapers and cradle sheets.  Nobody told me how sexy a man is when he’s researching formula.  Verdict?  VERY, VERY SEXY.


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  1. By Heidi on May 28, 2009

    You should consider selling this “postcard” photo at maternity boutiques. Husband belly kisses are cute. I get ‘em from my fiancé and I’m not pregnant. He likes to pinch the fat roll that hangs over my jeans. I can’t imagine how grabby he’ll get when I’m pregnant.

  2. By erin on May 28, 2009

    I loved how accomdating everyone was when I was pregnant.  People rushed to open doors for me, get things down from the top shelf at the grocery store, help me to my car.  Really nice.

    I also loved how the cat would settle onto my shrinking lap, snuggle up against my belly, and freak out when the baby would kick him.

  3. By the domestic fringe on May 28, 2009

    Great list!  My boobs never went away.  Don’t know what happened, but I’m glad.  At one time my shirts used to slip off my shoulders, no more!

    -FringeGIrl

  4. By Steph on May 28, 2009

    What a great post :)
    It’s fun to teasingly scare off women who haven’t gone through this yet.. but there are so many wonderful things about being pregnant… and even more when the baby comes out. :)

    My favourite this time… my 2.5 year old daughter kisses and hugs my belly.. sometimes says, “Hi I’m your big sister”.. and she will occasionally stuff her toy food under my shirt, “for the baby”. :)

  5. By Kate on May 28, 2009

    ah, i await the day that my boobs grow like that!

    love this list.

  6. By repliderium.com on May 28, 2009

    If my dog heard an alien heart beat in my belly, she’d try to paw through the flesh to drag it out and play with it.

  7. By Jinxy on May 28, 2009

    Great list.

    I loved baby kicks so much, I miss them.  Of course Lily kicks me in the belly/thigh every night.  But its just not the same.

    I agree there is NOTHING more sexy then a man researching baby items.  Ok, one thing; when he knew something about pregnancy/baby that I didn’t or didn’t tell him.  I love it.

  8. By Jennifer W. on May 28, 2009

    Love this list.  I miss so much the closeness of carrying a baby in my belly.  Almost enough to make me want another one.  Almost.  Then I remember that I get to (mostly) sleep through the night now.  And that my feet aren’t the size of cinder blocks anymore and I’m perfectly happy with my AMAZING bundle of 13 month old energy.  So happy for you.  I can’t WAIT to find out boy or girl!!

  9. By jen on May 28, 2009

    Cute baby bump! I was the same way when I was pregnant…always telling everyone the bad things. I still am not fond of preganacy but several of the things you mentioned are favorites of mine.

  10. By gretchen from lifenut on May 28, 2009

    Good men are sexy. It’s a fact.

    Baby kicks are the best. Weird fact: For a few weeks after my babies were born, I’d feel “phantom” kicks like an amputee feels sensation where their missing limb should be. Maybe that’s just me, though?

  11. By Mommica on May 28, 2009

    I REALLY, REALLY miss being pregnant. I’d do it again right now if it weren’t for the kid part. (I love having a child, but am not ready for two…)

    And to Gretchen, I STILL feel phantom kicks and my daughter is 17 months old. I think it’s just my rearranged stomach/intestines, but oh how digesting food brings back memories…

  12. By Life with Kaishon on May 28, 2009

    How funny : ).  Your husband sounds like a sweetie : ). And how exciting are big boobies : )?

  13. By Damselfly on May 28, 2009

    Foot rubs?! Man, I’m missing out.

    Must go eat something now….

  14. By Restless Mama on May 28, 2009

    I love this list.  It reminds me of the list I made of things I’m looking forward to for motherhood. 
    Yours is very special.
    I also very much enjoy the photo - quite fun. 
    Oh and even if I hadn’t already gestated your posts wouldn’t scare me in the least bit - they’d actually make me more curious and excited about the thought of being a mother.
    Congrats on the great adventure ahead of you.

  15. By Elly on May 28, 2009

    “Squeezing my belly button back and forth, so it looks like the belly can talk”

    Hahahaha, you are brilliant :)

  16. By wn on May 28, 2009

    Heh, this post made me chuckle, especially the belly-button part.

    Glad you stopped by my site, even gladder I discovered yours.  Your photography is simply stunning!  Looking forward to reading more about you.

    wn (Natalie)

  17. By Elizabeth on May 28, 2009

    HA!  That “very very sexy” coming from you and what you’ve shared about *ahem* “things”.  I think it’s just you :)  But, that said, I agree… a Dad, being a Dad = very sexy!

  18. By on May 28, 2009

    This is so sweet, love it!! And love that you can finally make faces at other people’s kids! :)


    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

  19. By Bea on May 29, 2009

    I’m looking forward to many things in pregnancy (pregnancy itself would be good), but big boobs is NOT one of them. Mine are big already, who needs more?! A waste I tell you!

    Still, if you can’t complain to the internet about your uncomfortableness, then where can you?

  20. By erin on May 29, 2009

    Oh, and I have to say, on the sexy husband part?  He only gets sexier when he falls in love with the baby.  It’s like when we got married and I realized that a man (MY man) with a wedding ring is HOT.  I am not sure if there is anything better than watching Brian be completely smitten with Hannah.  SO HOT and he doesn’t even realize it.

  21. By teetotaled on May 30, 2009

    I am also a big fan of husband kisses on the belly and baby hiccups! My little one gets them 2-3 times a day now and it never ceases to excite me.

  22. By on May 30, 2009

    Hi Sarah,  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  Really enjoyed reading what you had to say and Wow, I understand completely.  I guess I never thought of it that way, being steeped in this tradition of a Southern family always doing this.  You most certainly have a good point. 

    Cute blog.  After having 5 children myself I can agree with what you are saying about pregnancy!  And now after having my very first grandchild and I can fully understand the excitement of your parents.  I am so excited for you and the adventure you have ahead of you.  Enjoy every minute of every day.. you will be so tired, tired like you’ve never been before.  But what an amazing time you will have.  I wish I could do it all over again and be more patient when I was cross.  I adore my grandson, he is definitely the light of my life.  I enjoy my big family and all the craziness that comes with it. 

    You have great blog!

  23. By Dianna on June 02, 2009

    Gotta say: I’m one of the one’s you turned off forever from pregnancy.  Not to worry though, I was already 99% there, you were just the added 1% to tip the scales.  Lovely list, but it’s not happening!  I still have your post of the leaky orifices in my head…eek!

  24. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on June 02, 2009

    What a great list.  I have to say that when I read your posts, I get excited all over again at the thought of getting pregnant.  You make it sound like such a special thing which I sometimes forget in all of my worrying.  :)  So thank you!


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