5 things I miss about being pregnant

I made no secret about the fact that I did not particularly enjoy being pregnant. I mean think about it. In the beginning (or in some cases all of it) you fall somewhere on a scale of queasy to puking-your-guts-out and you generally feel like you’ve been run over by a truck at all times. They say that in the second trimester your energy comes back but I found that it lasted about 10 minutes before I started having back and rib pain. From there, the aches and pains only get worse as your baby pushes all of your organs in either direction and the sleep ends (preparation?). All the while you go from fluffy to chubby to pleasantly plump to Moby Dick status (unless you’re one of those pregnant women who looks hot the entire time in which case, you’re not my favorite person!). I really can’t even complain because I had it pretty easy compared to a lot of the women I know and at the end of the day I am blessed come out with a sweet, healthy, little baby, which is all you can really ask for. For real though, pregnancy is rough no matter how your slice it.

While being pregnant is certainly not easy there are a few things I miss about it. Click on the photo to read more...

All that being said, there are a few aspects that I miss about pregnancy:

  1. Having my baby all to myself- That’s right. I’m greedy. While it’s such a joy to watch my loved ones interact with A, I really cherished the days when I had her all to myself. It was so cool to feel her moving around inside of me as a constant reminder that she was indeed there and growing. It was like my own special little (visible) secret. I sometimes miss those kicks.
  2. Eating- Once the dreaded first trimester food aversion passed, I could eat anything I wanted and never got indigestion or heartburn. As someone who has always had a weak stomach, this made me very happy and you can bet I took full advantage and ate a wide variety of food including spicy items. I did things in moderation but you can bet I ate.
  3. Feeling comfortable in a swimsuit- I know you’re probably thinking to yourself “wasn’t she just whining about getting bigger in the first paragraph?” Yes. I was. But hear me out. When I was pregnant, I felt very comfortable in a bikini and rocked it several times. I think it’s because it was obvious that I was pregnant. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I now do NOT feel comfortable in a one piece swimsuit, let alone a bikini. Yes, I get it, we should embrace our new bodies and all that. But I’m not ready to embrace my body’s new normal, at least not without some clothes on.
  4. Elastic waist bands- Because amazing. Why can’t all pants have elastic waist bands?
  5. Early pregnancy boobs- Before I got pregnant, I had the best boobs ever. Sorry to over share, but it’s true. They were so perky and just the right size. In early pregnancy, your boobs are in that sweet spot where they get extra full and awesome but before they get all scary and amazonian which happens in late pregnancy (and of course the after effects of breast feeding which leaves them sad and kind of anti-climactic).

What did you like about being pregnant?

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    May 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Oh man I loooooved being pregnant. What didn’t I love about it? I thought I would miss it so much but I really don’t, having him on the outside is so much better. I adored those kicks though and having him all to myself! I always love eating but I had trouble in the third trimester. There was no where to put the food and people were always commenting on how little I was eating because I would eat half a sandwich and be STUFFED. Oddly enough, I had no trouble gaining weight. Now I really love eating for two because I can eat as much as I want and even run hard if I want to!
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      May 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      IT really is so much better with them on the outside. I didn’t get stuffed as easily as I expected to.

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    May 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I totally agree with you- it’s rough! Both of my pregnancies were fine for like 10 minutes. LOL. I DO miss eating for two, although sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not pregnant but it was great being able to stuff my face while it lasted 🙂
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      May 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      I totally miss eating for 2 🙂

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations
    May 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I always miss the little flutters I would feel when the baby moves around and kicks. Not the painful ones, lol, just the soft ones that you get earlier. 🙂
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      May 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Yeah, I definitely don’t miss the painful ones or the punching of my bladder 🙂

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    May 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    God bless you
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      May 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      God bless you too 🙂

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    May 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I loved this. The last part about the boobs had me laughing. Or possibly crying relating to your post

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      May 10, 2015 at 12:12 am

      Thanks you, I have the same feelings about them, in both regards 🙂

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    Katie Marie
    May 11, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I miss how nice everyone was! People would open doors for me, bring me a glass of water, let me sit down on the train… Then, when I was in the painful post-partum stage, and could have used a little extra kindness, the “be nice to the pregnant lady” went away.
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      May 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      People were were super nice to me as well (except for the couple ignorant stragglers with some ridiculous comments).

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