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MOTHERHOOD | Why I miss being pregnant

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Hello everyone,

My daughter Amelia is going to be two in June and it honestly feels like I blinked and miss it all. When I was pregnant so many people said that I would miss that bump once my little one arrived, they were so right. 

At the moment all I seem to be seeing is bump after bump and it's making me super broody. Then I think back to when I was pregnant with my Amelia and I realised that I honestly miss being pregnant - it was the one time in my life where I felt comfortable and beautiful in my skin.

Does anyone else miss being pregnant?

Now don't get me wrong my pregnancy wasn't all unicorns and rainbows, there were some hard parts like with any pregnancy. Eurgh the morning sickness, sciatic pain, the awful heart burn and towards the end of my pregnancy the ugly swollen feet!!!

But the parts I do miss...

THE BUMP

Towards the end of my pregnancy I was so big it was unreal. Now I am not talking normal heavily pregnant big, I seriously looked like a weeble!!! At a height of 5ft 1 and already chubby you can only imagine what I looked like. But I never thought that I would actually miss looking like a weeble. There was something so beautiful about watching your child grow each day and nothing would make me smile more than rubbing my tummy and receiving lots of kicks in response.

Despite looking like a weeble I did have the best baby bump and even though I couldn't actually see my feet for most of the pregnancy seeing my baby grow each day was so much better. I loved my pregnancy body. I love to dress my baby bump it would always make me feel so beautiful and feminine, being pregnant gave me so much confidence.

I definitely miss watching my little bump grow... 



THE NAPS

Any excuse for a nap...but I would love to nap and Tony would always encourage napping - WINNING! But nowadays I cannot catch a few zzzzs without a certain lady trying to put all her fingers in my nose, mouth or pull at my eyelids! I think its a toddler thing to shhh you to sleep by stroking your face and then slap your face to say boo...No? Just my toddler then!!!



FEELING SPECIAL

When you are pregnant with a beautiful round bump people are so interested in you. It really did make me feel more appreciated and I would lap up the attention, I am sorry but this was my moment so why shouldn't I relish in it! Lol! In all seriousness it was so lovely to know that people would be so interested in  my pregnancy and my little bump.

Another way that would always make me feel special is that my husband would always want to rub my feet and he hates feet. I was always pulling that pregnancy card! There is no way in hell he would do that now! I need to get pregnant just for a foot rub!!!



THE BABY HAULS


Nothing would cheer me up more than shopping for my little lady. Whether it was adorable dresses, things for her nursery or nappies - it would always make me smile. It was hard to go into Mothercare without getting something for the her. I still have this trouble whenever we go out I always have to get her a little something, its hard not to really!



THE LITTLE FLUTTERS AND KICKS

Even now I think I can feel those little flutters and it takes me back to my bump days with my little wriggler. It was wonderful to feel those flutters and see her kick - we got one of those heartbeat machine for bumps. My husband would always talk, read stories and sing to our bump and we would always look forward to her reactions, which would always end up with me in tears because it would pull at my heart strings.



CAVING TO THE CRAVINGS

Any excuse to eat something is something I think I will always miss terribly and I would always crave naughty food. Chocolate, cakes and ice-cream. My biggest craving was tuna mayonnaise sandwiches but because of the mayonnaise I couldn't have it - as soon as I gave birth to my daughter my husband bought one for me. It was definitely worth the wait!
My other cravings would be anything ice cold, bacon and chocolate!

Yes, I do realise that pregnancy is not an excuse for eating lots of treats and indulging, but honestly what pregnant women doesn't indulge a little. You are already gaining a bunch of weight due to an impending little human you are growing so what is an extra couple of pounds...that slice of chocolate cake will be worth it!


Do you miss being pregnant, if so what parts do you miss?


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47 comments on "MOTHERHOOD | Why I miss being pregnant"
  1. aww that brought a smile to my face! :) very sweet! I was pregnant so bloody long ago I genuinely can't remember what any of those things felt like anymore ... quite sad really lol! except food, I do remember my cravings well.. with the teen it was pancakes!! I would cook them all day everyday! and with the pre-teen it was raw carrots, celery and ice.. oh I would drive everyone mad crunching ice all day haha! #bestandworst

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    1. Those cravings were the worst - all I wanted was a Tuna Mayo sandwich and ice cubes just like you. If we decided to have another child I wonder if the craving will be completely different. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments

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  2. I can't say I miss being pregnant AT ALL. It was all highly inconvenient!! #bestandworst

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    1. Not everyone feels the same about pregnancy and their experience is not what they hoped, which is a shame. I found the first trimester harder than the second and third. I would always feel sick and experienced sciatic pain during the first trimester but once I went into the second trimester receiving those kicks made it all worthwhile. :)

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  3. I do miss being pregnant at times. I miss feeling my daughter kick inside. It's wonderful to have her, though.

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    1. I just felt so confident when I was pregnant but I had good days and bad days, like most. But it was the flutters and kicks I miss sometimes and when I look at my daughter being pregnant with her feels so long ago! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments

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  4. Aww, I LOVED having a big baby bump! I hate to tell you but the naps don't happen second time around ;-) You kissed daytime rest goodbye when you became a Mum!
    Great post - I miss being preggers too xx

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    1. Oh no this makes me a little sad. I do wonder what it will be like the second time around. I hope she becomes a hands on helper if we are lucky enough to be blessed with another bambino! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments

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  5. Ah gorgeous post - I loved being pregnant even though I was sick as a dog! I loved my bump and watching it grow and like you I was a massive fan of naps! Hmm maybe it's time I start thinking about number 2 ;-) Although I don't think Josh will let me nap as much!! :-) xx #coolmumclub

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    1. Ahh thank you lovely! Oooh yes baby number two!!! I miss the naps so much. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments :)

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  6. This has just made me miss being pregnant so badly x

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    1. Haha sorry about that one lovely, but it would be a great idea to add to your tribe. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments

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  7. So lovely, but remember you are always special anyway and you can ALWAYS have naps (: #Bloggersclubuk

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    1. Aw thank you lovely. Yes I could if my daughter didn't slap my face or put her fingers in my nose! Haha! Toddlers eh? Thank you for your comments and for stopping by.

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  8. I know what you mean re feeling special. I don't miss being pregnant though. I felt anxious the whole time. about being sick, about the birth, about having a baby!! I felt yucky in the early days and this stressed me a lot. id only want to go back and do the 2nd trimester haha! #picknmix

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    1. I did feel quite anxious throughout my pregnancy too, unsure if it was because it was my first time though. Yes the second trimester was so much better than those first 12 weeks haha! Thank you for commenting and for stopping by!

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  9. You really sound like you enjoyed being pregnant. I think watching your bump grow would be so nice, it's like watching your baby grow
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK :)
    Debbie

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    1. Yes definitely miss watching my baby grow in my tummy! Thank you for your comments x

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  10. Great Post and a good reminder of how I wrapped Mrs M in cotton wool whilst she was pregnant and looked after her - once Little M arrived, then focus naturally changed. Us dads should make sure we still show how much we care for our partners as much as we did when they were pregnant so they always feel special.

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    1. Awww that's so lovely and I do think that it is so important to make your partner feel special after birth because we overwhelmed about it all. Thank you for commenting and for stopping by the blog.

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  11. In some ways I wish I did miss it - but I really don't! I felt so ill and disgusting all the time, but it was worth it in the end! :) #KCACOLS

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    1. Oh that's a shame that you felt like that when you was pregnant, each pregnancy is different. Yes all those bad things are worth it when you are holding your little bundle of joy! Thank you for stopping by the blog and for your comments :)

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  12. There are aspects I miss, like being able to eat cake and not worry about putting on weight. I do miss the flutters, and I miss the sense of togetherness - I used to feel it was just the two of us, for example, on the commute to work when I would play her classical music and chat to her. Mostly though, I'm glad that she's on the outside now, even when she's trying to pull the blind down (as she is this morning!) ;) #KCACOLS

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    1. Haha toddlers...they love blinds! My little girl is exactly the same with our blinds. Yes I guess that's probably something I miss the most, the togetherness. Its a time in my life that I will never forget! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments :)

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  13. Visiting again from #KCACOLS - Such a beautiful post and a lovely reminder of the positives of being pregnant. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting, they were some great link ups this week!!! :) I know not all pregnancies are positive, I think my was good mixture of some good, bad and ugly parts - but I would do it all again in an instant! Thank you for your comments

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  14. Visiting again from #KCACOLS - Such a beautiful post and a lovely reminder of the positives of being pregnant. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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  15. After my twins are born, I definitely missed my bump! In a way it was like a security blanket. I knew the girls were inside and they were safe and that made me content. When they were born, everything changed and that was scary! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. Oh I couldn't agree with you more on that point. The face that I knew my little girl was safe while she was cooking! I couldn't sleep for the first few weeks because I kept waking to she if she was okay! Thank you for hosting and we shall see you this week!

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  16. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and my last and I know I will miss all of these again xx

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    1. I can remember feeling excited, nervous and very anxious all rolled into one in those last few weeks. But is all worth it to hold that bundle of joy in your arms. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  17. Very very sweet, and made me miss my own bump!
    Oh the kicks and flutters-I miss those! And yes, I totally think I can feel them sometimes. I've heard them called 'phantom kicks' and I'm wondering how long they last haha.

    I'm 5'2" and my bump was much like yours, HUGE! Ha.
    Seriously though, I rolled my eyes when people would tell me I'd miss the pregnancy days. And now, I definitely know what they meant. x #KCACOLS

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    1. I feel those now and my daughter is turning two in June. I think its strange to feel those phantom kicks now though. But weeks after I had a Amelia they were more frequent! Thank you for your lovely comments and for stopping by the blog!

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  18. The flutters and kicks were my favorite. I have four kids, and don't plan to have more. Of all of it, that is the part I remember most fondly. #kcacols

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    1. I can always remember feeling the first faint kicks, I cried so much it was just such an emotional moments. Ohhh I miss those kicks and flutters! Thank you for your comments and for stopping by the blog!

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  19. My baby girl is 15 weeks old and I do miss being pregnant. It's the feeling of content I miss. Also the taking your time over things and not rushing about like a md woman like I do now! xx

    #KCACOLS

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    1. I know that one my lovely, my toddler has wayyyyy to much energy this morning - as I write this comment she is climbing all over me asking what that is...haha! I wouldn't have it any other way!!! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments

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  20. I loved being pregnant. It was the only time i've felt comfortable in my own skin and I loved the special feeling of growing a human - amazing! I can't wait to do it again. Oh and my son is also 2 in June :) #KCACOLS

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    1. June babies! I think I would like to have a winter baby next time. I was so hot trying to give birth in the heat! I cant wait to be pregnant again, I just have to try and convince the husband that we would like another bambino running around! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments!

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  21. The main thing I miss is the movements. Both my two were really quite active in there, and I loved that weird sensation of them rolling around or sticking a foot out of my side! I feel really quite privileged to have experienced that. x #KCACOLS

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  22. I loved the result of my pregnancies and the excitement of knowing I'd have babies at the end of them, but I hated being pregnant. I was just so uncomfortable and huge!

    Stevie X #PicknMix

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  23. I loved the result of my pregnancies and the excitement of knowing I'd have babies at the end of them, but I hated being pregnant. I was just so uncomfortable and huge!

    Stevie X #PicknMix

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  24. The thing I miss most about being pregnant is watching the bump moving, knowing there is a little person in there waiting to come and meet you. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix

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  25. Oh I hear you -really missed my bumps too - naps were a big factor as was feeling special - it was an amazing experience and we are lucky to have felt it! thank ou for sharing #MarvMondays

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  26. I know what you mean, there are some days when I miss being pregnant. Although I definitely don't miss the swollen feet and in the weather we've been having lately I would have been so uncomfortable. #marvmondays

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  27. A really nice reflection on pregnancy. At 38 weeks pregnant I can definitely say I'll probably miss all those things, especially as this is my second baby and I remember how much I missed my bump the first time round. Reading your post has made me appreciate these last few days that little bit more :-) Thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

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