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What I Loved About Being Pregnant: The Food

27 July 2010 36 Comments

Soon my youngest will be one! I’m so excited to plan a little birthday party for her and take photos of her diving into a cake. At the same time, I’m exercising like a madwoman and carefully watching what goes into my mouth. Why, you ask? Because, when my baby turns one, I am officially no longer “post-pregnancy”.

I feel like my excuses for holding onto those extra pounds will be gone. Pregnancy was so much fun. While I didn’t splurge on cookies and hamburgers everyday, I definitely allowed myself more leeway with food than I do now. It was nice to have a built in chocolate excuse (“Baby is craving it”).

I’m looking forward to ditching the yoga pants for jeans that feel comfortable but all of the aerobics I’m doing is not easy. By the time I make dinner, put the kid to bed and clean up, I already feel like I’ve run a marathon. I’d like for a nutritionist to quantify the number of calories I’ve been burning just from being a mom. Surely that’s enough of a workout, right?

A very small, crazy part of me longs to be pregnant again for the eating freedom. Eating for two was special. Not only because I was allowed to consume an extra 300-400 calories, but because it is the only time that feeding a child is easy! No bibs, no food rejection, no spitting carrots into my face… :)

I guess until we decide to have another child I’ll be passing on mayonnaise and ice-cream. Hopefully, my body will thank me.

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  • marlibu said:

    i loved napping with no justifications LOL

  • Cassandra said:

    I am pass my due date, on Friday i will be induce if the baby hasn’t come first. It was a hard 10 month for me. I was sick the whole time. I wasn’t able to eat meat for the first 7 months, and don’t get me started on the heartburn and back pain… The things i will never forget are the ultrasound, It was amazing. Finding out it was a boy,seeying him move and hearing his heartbeat for the first time. Then the first time i felt him moved, i laugh so hard, when he got the hickup….there is so many things that loved about being pregnant but now i am ready to meet my little man.

  • brittany said:

    i am pregant right now only have 5 weeks to go until my baby girl is born but i am going to miss being pregant and feeling her move around and kicking and get to hear her heartbeat and i love the napping to.

  • Alexis said:

    Not having to clean the liter box!!!!! :)

  • Alexis said:

    …that was meant to say ‘litter’…sorry!

  • Allie said:

    I am the mother of a 22 month old and just found out I am expecting number two! With my first son, I was very sick…horribly sick!!! But for some reason…I almost always felt like I was the most beautiful I have ever been! I loved my big round belly…and the way my skin had this wonderful glow!!! I cannot wait to do it all over again!!!!

  • Allie said:

    I ‘liked’ on Facebook!

  • Crystal said:

    This may seem odd, but I loved wearing a bikini to the beach and have nobody judge me because I had a big belly. It was my least self conscious time.

  • Leslie said:

    I loved all the firsts. Getting to hear the baby’s heartbeat. Seeing the ultrasounds. I loved the extra attention I would get. I also loved all the kicks and movements I would feel. Best feeling in the world. I loved at the end I would get a new bundle of joy.

  • Erinn said:

    I loved that my big round belly was “cute” not fat, LOL.

  • brittany said:

    I ‘liked’ on Facebook!

  • Marsha said:

    I have a 6 year old boy, a 18 month old girl , and now a 2 month old girl…I loved feeling them in my belly, loves it when they does something new because they gets excited too. With the 18 month old girl when she says a new word we both claps our hands with big smiles on our faces and we gives each other a high five…. these are precious moments that I love ….

  • Marsha said:

    I also forget to say besides feeling them inside in belly moving around…. I also loved the waiting game when its gets close to the due date … just wondering when you’ll go into labour and when you do have a little contractions you’re wondering if its time…I loved that too….

  • Miriam W said:

    I loved my bigger boobies!! LOL!!!!

  • Kristi Kocherkewych said:

    My son, Lucas, is just over 8 months old and my husband & I tried for several years to have him. So, each moment during our pregnancy was amazing. I still miss my belly (not the Hobbitt feet that I had on a few occasions!!) but the perfectly round belly that I miss rubbing and feeling Lucas respond with a kick or punch, the belly that my husband each night would kiss and tell Lucas that “Daddy loved him” and “would see him soon” and the belly that I would rub consciously and subconsciously for comfort or “just because”; I loved the moments when Lucas was quiet inside and then as soon as I rubbed my belly he’d respond back to me, it felt like we were the only ones in this world. I had many wonderful “firsts”, even developed shingles!! Who gets that during pregnancy?!! But, as I too start planning Lucas’ 1st birthday I find it bittersweet because he is starting to lose that “baby look” and getting more of the “toddler look” to him which means that babyhood is slowly coming to an end but that so many wonderful things are still unwritten with us. Guess it’s time to start on baby #2!!! No, seriously, Lucas needs a brother or sister!! lol

  • Ashley P said:

    When I was pregnant, I ate healthy meals, but I never missed dessert!

  • Amanda Detillieux said:

    Hi, I loved wearing my bikini while I was pregnant lol I just thought it was super cute:)

  • Amanda Detillieux said:

    I “liked” on FB :)

  • clarify69 said:

    I loved everything about being pregnant! It was an excuse for everything from eating whatever (and whenever) I wanted to lazing around the house, doing absolutely nothing, all day. Unfortunately, that was to be my last time being pregnant, as it is far to risky for me to go through it again, but I would if I could!

  • clarify69 said:

    I shared and liked on Facebook ;)

  • Steph said:

    All of the back and pelvic pain, the nausea, heartburn and swollen everything disappeared whenever I felt our child moving and growing stronger. I also miss the handy shelf that a pregnant belly becomes:)

  • Minna said:

    There were so many things! If it had to be one thing I think I would choose napping! Eating was great too especially when it was dessert time or when I felt like having whatever I wanted!

  • Minna said:

    I shared and liked on Facebook!

  • Melissa said:

    I enjoyed being able to nap all the time & I loved feeling the baby move! That is about all I liked but I would do it again in a heartbeat because the end result is worth it all.

  • JOdy said:

    I loved napping. By nature, I am not someone who naps and even when I tried I could never get those 20 minutes of afternoon bliss… until I became pregnant. Napping became such an easy thing when before it was a stuggle, an effort even. My body and my mind worked as one to give me the rest I and my growing babe craved.

  • Jenn said:

    I loved being able to just take it easy, hubby did everything for me(not that he usually doesnt spoil me) and i was able to focus on getting enough rest. He made sure the baby and i were well taken care of first, and then our older two girls and then himself.

  • sue said:

    be able to ask for seconds and not feeling guilty, and not having to vacuum

  • B's Mom said:

    I honestly loved all the adoring attention I got. Call me vain but I basked in the special treatment. No one wanted to make the pregnant woman angry ;) …I will blame THAT on the hormones! Also, I lived off of McDonald’s, I can’t stand the stuff post or pre pregnancy…but on man I could not resist it when I was pregnant. I justified the trips to the grease joint by balancing it out with intake of lots of veggies a dairy….I’m paying for it dearly now!!!

  • Maella Colas said:

    I liked several things:

    - Having a big belly was actually a beautiful thing. :D
    - I could pig out and no one would keep me from doing it. :P
    - I was allowed to rest as much as I wanted! :)

    And of course, above all, feeling my baby move and kick were the most blissful moments of my pregnancy. Including when my husband would put his ear on my belly to hear the baby’s heart! ;)

  • Kristen said:

    I loved every bit of it. The food, the attention, the movements, the doctors appointments, the ultrasounds, all of it. Heck I’ll even throw in the bed rest!!! I have a 2 year old and a 6 month old and we plan on having one more and I look forward to all that comes with being pregnant again. It truly is the best experience in the world!!

  • Maella Colas said:

    I’m happy to have won. Thanks so much! Looking forward to receiving my prizes, and looking forward to my next pregnancies as well! :P

  • Tara said:

    i loved that i felt so beautiful w/my big belly! and feeling the baby move and seeing the ultrasound was amazing!

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