Five things I am looking forward to after my baby is born.
I have had such a great pregnancy. It has been easy and I haven’t experienced any of the dreaded moments of morning sickness that people talk about. With only a month to go, I am getting so excited to meet my little man and I am also looking forward to certain things I have had to skip over the last nine months. Most of these things are really small and aren’t a big deal, but it is cool to think that I won’t have to miss out anymore.
So one of the first things I did when I found out I was pregnant, like most people, I took myself to the doctor for confirmation and I was given a list of the what not to dos and the what not to eat. It’s crazy because back in the day there was no strictness on what you couldn’t eat and what you couldn’t do and women had perfectly healthy babies all of the time. It makes me wonder if all of this fuss is legit or is our society going way too overboard with what we can’t do when pregnant. I like most first time mums didn’t want to risk anything so I stuck to what I was told throughout my pregnancy. So here’s a few things I am most looking forward to after my baby is born….
I can’t wait to be able to eat whatever I like again. I remember Christmas day, I hardly ate anything because like every other year, our Christmas lunch is all about cold meats and prawns and according to the doctor, this food was a no no. I miss fresh prawns so much and I also surprisingly miss all the meats from the deli. I was also told to stay away from Sizzler, soft serve and sushi. It’s funny because I wasn’t big on most of these foods before I was pregnant, but now I can’t wait to have them!
Sleeping on my tummy.
This is such a small thing but I can not wait to be able to sleep on my tummy again. I am well and truly over sleeping on my side and getting cramps in my legs because I can’t move around as much! I never thought about the way I slept before but now that I am limited I miss it even more.
I never ever thought I would miss exercise as much as I have. Because of my first pregnancy not working out, this time my doctor told me to stop doing my usual exercise and stick to walking and swimming. Most people said to me it would be fine to keep doing what I was, however I decided to stick with what the doctor told me so I have only been walking and swimming. I didn’t realise how much I would miss boxing and doing boot camp.
No more Roller Coaster hormones.
I can’t wait to be back to normal emotionally. Seriously…One minute I’m super happy and the next for no reason I am loosing the plot. It is crazy to me how emotional I have been at different times through out the pregnancy. For the most part of it I was doing really good but then occasionally little things would trigger me and for no reason I would loose it. It’s really strange to me, but I guess it all comes with being pregnant. Here’s hoping it all goes back to normal.
A few drinks.
Surprisingly I haven’t really missed drinking that much, however there has been a few occasions where I wouldn’t have minded having a couple of vodkas with friends. Obviously with breast feeding you can’t drink unless the milk is expressed, but it would be nice every now and then to relax with a couple of drinks and wind down.
Being a mum is going to be the most exciting thing for me and I can not wait. I have been so grateful to have had a great pregnancy and missing out on a few things so I can bring my baby into this world as healthy as he can be has been no drama what so ever. I would love for you to comment if there was anything you missed while you were pregnant?
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