I thought i'd write this post as I'm always talking and moaning about pregnancy so I decided to focus on the positives for a bit so here's my 10 amazing things about being pregnant!
1) Your hair
Oh my goodness do you feel like you could rival Cheryl Cole on one of the loreal adverts. You have the most amazing hair. It's thick, it's glossy, it's growing, it's all around fantastic. You can go days without washing it and it still looks healthy. You wake up in the morning looking like you've just had a professional blow dry. You want to wear it straight? Not a problem, in fact you don't even have to apply any straightening balm or wax. You want to wear it curly? Easy! Says your new well behaved, will do whatever you want hair.
My god am I gonna miss this once the baby arrives. Honestly my hair is normally a nightmare.
2) No periods
Unless you're on some sort of pill where you don't get periods then you will really welcome the fact that for 9 months (possibly longer) you will be period free. I don't think any man will ever understand how wonderful this is!!! The thought of not having to deal with that monstrosity for 9 months is amazing.
3) Having someone who will always listen to you
I don't know what it's like in your house but more often than not I am not listened to in my house. I'd like to say my daughter is the worst culprit for not listening to me but in fact it's the hubby. I could be telling him a story or some important piece of information and he will swear blind i've never told him.
Anyway, for once you will always have someone that is listening to you and is fascinated by your voice. That little baby growing and learning inside you loves the sound of your voice and if you're lucky they will even kick you to show they are listening. I love to talk to my bump and when I sing to my daughter at night before bed, bump loves it. It's so reassuring to know that you're never alone and that you are already creating a bond that will last a lifetime.
4) An approved shopaholic
I love to shop. I am a self confessed shopaholic. Since i've had my daughter though I like to buy things for her more than me. When you're pregnant you have lots of excuses to become a shopaholic as there's lots of things you need to buy. If it's your first pregnancy you get to buy loads of new things. Annoyingly on my 2nd pregnancy I am having another girl so there's not so much I need to buy but I can still use it as a wonderful excuse for a trip into town. Also let's not forget about all the maternity clothes you must have!
5) Having an excuse to be ditsy
In work more often than not I say silly things or forget things! Well now I have the perfect excuse! It's my baby brain. Apparently it's a well known fact that we become ditsy whilst pregnant. Finally an excuse for my doziness.
6) Everyone is nice to you
People will treat you differently when you are pregnant. They become more sympathetic and a lot more helpful. Unless they are some sort of moron you will always manage to make people smile. That smile is probably coming from them watching you waddle like some sort of penguin or admiring your basketball shape belly but it's always nice catching a glimpse of someone smiling at you.
7) You have a built in table
From your last trimester onwards you will always have your own personal tray or table. You'll always have somewhere to pop your plate, book, mug etc.
8) You have an excuse for everything
Got an event or something planned that you really don't want to go to, not a problem at all as when you're pregnant, you're too tired or you just don't feel like it become totally genuine excuses as to why you don't have to go anywhere! Hallelujah!
9) Your boobs
As with point number 1 about your hair you will become a total knockout when it comes to your boobs! Boy do they grow. They become full and huge. You get to feel like some sort of baywatch star for 9 months. No one will ever tell you off for showing too much cleavage because lets face it, you can't help it. It's not your fault. Flaunt and enjoy it while you can. It's also a great excuse to buy new bras. Again this ties in with point number 4 where you get to become a shopaholic!
10) Stretchy pants!!
Finally there's an excuse to wear loungewear all the time. In fact it becomes socially acceptable to live in the biggest pair of maternity leggings you can find. You can wonder around in comfy clothes and have an excuse for it.