What I Will & Won’t Miss About Pregnancy
The kicks As painful as they can be, they’re a special reminder there someone is always there, no matter what. From that first tiny flutter to those soul shattering kicks to your ribs, it’s something you can never forget.
Having just two to look after As it stands, I physically only have to look after two children and that’s a task in itself. I already know how to share my time between them both so that they can both get some one-on-one mommy time and we’ve got ourselves into a great routine, but adding another baby to the pack is going to mix it all up and we’ll have to start again!
A decent night sleep So I know not to expect a good nights sleep, ever again, but Joshua has just got himself into a pretty good sleep schedule (thanks buddy only took you 12 months) and despite struggling to get comfortable and needing the toilet every 2 minutes, I actually sleep pretty well and it’s the best sleep I’ve had for a while (probably because I send Darren into the kids when they wake up even if he does return with Joshua haha).
The actual bump I definitely think I’ve grown accustomed to this bump now and I don’t know what I’d do without the bump. It’s going to be odd to see my feet again when I look down! Who ever thought you could miss something that makes you huge!
Eating Rennies every minute of the day As much as I do not enjoy heartburn, I love the taste of the spearmint Rennies! They bring a little joy to my heartburn!
What I most definitely won’t miss
The heartburn I have never hated heartburn so much in all my life! I always forget just how horrid it is to feel burning liquid in your throat! Need I say more?
The comments from strangers Although I know they mean no harm, some of the comments you receive are pretty upsetting (and that’s probably just due to pregnancy hormones). I don’t enjoy being asked if I’m carrying twins because I’m huge.
The constant thirst I never experienced this with either Joshua or Keira but this time I am forever thirsty. That doesn’t sound too bad but with the constant thirst comes the constant need to pee. I swear I spend half my day on the toilet!
Never having anything to wear I hate having to buy maternity clothes because most of them are too frumpy or they are overly expensive. So I will not miss never being able to find something to wear. I can’t wait to just whip out a top and not worry whether it will cover my whole belly or if I’ll be spending the whole day pulling it down.
Hospital trips I have been having to attend hospital appointments once a week since I was 28 weeks and it is so frustrating. The car parks cost a fortune and the waiting times are awful, it always makes you question why they give you an appointment time anyway. I do love my hospital but I not that much!
Fluctuating hormones One moment I can be on cloud 9, as happy as can be and suddenly I’m rock bottom and crying because I forgot to put the jam back in the fridge (it’d be even worse if there was no jam left). One thing I definitely don’t want to go through again.
Baby hiccups I find these are the most annoying thing about being pregnant. Of course they’re cute the first few times you feel them but then they happen several times and day and it feels like someone is just constantly poking you, down there, and that just isn’t pleasant.
Knowing that this will be our last baby means that even though I say there are things I won’t miss about being pregnant, I know deep down I’ll miss every teeny tiny detail.