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10 Things to Love About Being Pregnant


Updated May 31, 2014

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  1. Being newly pregnant and feeling like you have a "secret" from the world. These first few days of pregnancy when very few people know are often very fun and special. Many people share their news when they are ready in very creative ways.

  2. Being able to wear comfortable shoes and no one thinks twice. In pregnancy my feet were swollen and my legs hurt. I wore comfortable shoes and propped my feet up whenever I got a chance.

  3. Two words: multiple ORGASMS! Many women find sex in pregnancy is really great. Though it is not always great for the whole pregnancy. Be kind to yourself.

  4. Being able to take naps without an excuse in the middle of the day. This unfortunately is a benefit of the first pregnancy, because once you have a toddler running around there is no rest for the weary.

  5. Having a big, round belly! Don't forget to take some great photos. Some women choose to take a picture every month wearing the same outfit to get a real picture of the changes.

  6. Hearing the glorious horse galloping heart beat! Around 12 weeks into the pregnancy your midwife or doctor will help you experience the joys of the first sounds of your baby's heart beat.

  7. Playing games with the baby, like catch the foot, or kick the daddy. This is a great way to bond with baby before birth.

  8. The baby moving and it is your little secret, no one else knows. You can do fetal kick counts to help you watch your baby's cycles.

  9. The glow, even on the days you don't feel it. Okay you glow, but hopefully it's the good kind. The majority of women love being pregnant.

  10. Knowing that soon you'll have a little one to cuddle and nurse. Nine months seems like a very long time, but before you know it your baby will be here.

If you're not feeling so happy about being pregnant, consider the 10 Things to Hate About Being Pregnant

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