I’ve written about the not so fun parts of pregnancy, but it’s not all bad. Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying:
My eating behaviors are socially acceptable. People expect me to be hungry and stuffing my face all the time now. In fact, I’ll often get food shoved in my face. It’s a little awesome. This hasn’t happened yet, but if someone makes something awful, I have an excellent excuse not to eat it: oh, sorry, not loving that right now, must be a pregnancy thing.
Also, I’m not peeing that much more than usual, more like, it’s just more urgent than usual, but people expect me to have to pee a lot now, so I can totally get up in the middle of a meeting to go to the bathroom and not feel weird about it.
I have an excuse to randomly nap during the day. Also, to veg out after work and not do any chores. Didn’t get my 10,000 steps in today? It’s OK, I’m taking it easy today. Don’t want to take the stairs? That’s cool too.
Walk into a meeting and all the chairs are taken, two people offer up their seats and I don’t have to feel guilty about taking one.
Conversations with acquaintances are less awkward. People have something to talk to me about.
My hair looks really good. My skin too. This is the longest I’ve gone without a breakout since being on antibiotics before our wedding.
I don’t freak out when my pants don’t fit.
Shopping for baby clothes. Haven’t bought any yet besides the Disney onesie, but it’s fun to look.
Baby moving – definitely the most fun part. I can sit and watch him bump around in there for the longest time. It’s very relaxing.
In other news – I had a happy birthday filled with a lot of food, friends and family :) My coworkers treated me to lunch at this great pizza place and we had a party yesterday at our house. I made these oreo ice cream cheesecake balls that I didn’t put out because they were too yummy and I want them all to myself.
Saturday, Bryan’s family had a little reunion at Nana’s and there was a giant bar of chocolate.