In the past, I have blogged about how we were happy with our family of 3. James and I had agreed that one child was enough for both of us. That was about 9 months ago – and I think things are changing.
My mind maybe changing, anyways. Now that the kiddo is 2 years old and is becoming more and more independent by the day, there are things that I miss. Though I never thought I’d say it, I even miss being pregnant! Not everything of course, but there are a few things….
1. I miss the ultrasounds. Getting to see a little life growing inside you is beyond amazing. Having to be patient is difficult, but ultrasounds make it easier.
2. I miss feeling those little kicks. Not necessarily the “jab to the ribs” kicks, but the sweet reminders that you are growing another human. That you are about to become a mom – for the first time or again.
3. I miss the comments. At the time, I wasn’t fond of the belly touching/rubbing, but now I miss the comments made from family, friends, or even complete strangers. A pregnant belly is always a conversation starter.
4. I miss not caring about what I ate. Okay, I actually cared a little bit in my first pregnancy. I didn’t want to be the one who gained 70+ lbs because I knew it’d be so hard to take it back off. The 25 pounds I did gain just NOW made their way out the door! However, I did sometimes say “Oh well, I’m eating for two!” when it came to pie…especially pecan pie.
For the mommies and daddies out there, what do you miss about pregnancy???
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