Monday, July 27, 2009

Best pregnancy symptoms

A lot of us spend the whole pregnancy complaining about how miserable it's made us. Some of us enjoy every minute and get all glowy and stuff. I think I'm in between - I've enjoyed a lot of it, and tried not to complain too much about the rest.

I thought it might be fun to list some of the enjoyed/enjoyable symptom/side effects of pregnancy, to give our not yet pregnant friends something to which to look forward, and to celebrate how great some of it is. I'll start with:

  • Baby movements. I want to write a whole post to try to explain/document how it feels to have this little person inside me. It's amazing in a miraculous sort of way, but also happy because it's a sign that the baby is in good health.
  • Great skin. Before starting to try to get pregnant, I used retinol to manage adult acne. I was dreading going off it and the pill at the same time. It was a sketchy couple of months - until I got pregnant. I bet I haven't had such nice clear skin since I was ten years old.
  • Great mood hormones. Yes, I have been sometimes a bit more irritable and sometimes quick to say something biting that I'd normally keep to myself, but for the most part, I've been in a pretty bright and sunny place while pregnant. Love that!
  • Courtesy of others. Both here in the US and in Barbados, people have been so nice to me since I've started to really show. Servers in restaurants seem to think it's cute when I order juice. I can ask people to carry stuff for me, and they do. They give me free pastries/cookies at Starbucks all the time. I'm totally spoiled.
What is/was your favourite pregnancy side effect/manifestation?

1 comment:

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

My hair grew like crazy! It was so thick and lush and shiny and healthy... and, er, um, the extra boobage was quite a treat around these parts, too... LOL!