Having a baby has probably been my biggest accomplishment in life. The entire process of it all was such a great experience. There were so many things that I thought would weird me out about pregnancy, like the growing belly (and The Belly Button), feeling the baby move, and especially delivery. But there were actually a lot of things that I loved, and dare I say maybe even missed?
The First Kick
Once I hit 20 weeks, everyone constantly asked me if I had felt the baby move yet. I always said "no, I don't think so." And they would tell me "Oh, I'm sure you have, you probably thought it was just gas." No, they were completely wrong. When I felt the baby move for the first time, there was no mistaking it. I laughed out loud. It was the best feeling in the entire world. (That soon changed when I hit 40 weeks, and every move my 8 pound 14 oz baby made, had me feeling like a human punching bag).
Plain and simple, I had not ONE pimple my entire pregnancy. It was glorious.
Am I weird for loving maternity clothes? I surely can't be the only one. They're incredibly comfortable, and I even admit that I still wear my maternity leggings. Don't judge me!
Not the hair on my head, but my leg hair completely stopped growing. I'm not sure if this happens to everyone, but I was in no way complaining.
I was extremely nervous about Langston's birth, and especially so since I was having a C section (I'll save that story for another post...). Although you're completely numb, you still feel them pulling the baby out. Langston started to cry when only his head was out. It was gurgled, but it was there, and once his whole body came out he started wailing. I don't think I've ever been so emotional. It was overwhelming, and absolutely beautiful.
Some women hate being pregnant. And although it is tiring, and tough on the body, I'm not one of them. I would do it 4 or 5 more times ;)