Positive Sides of Pregnancy

I found the following pregnancy quote in a book, “Crib Notes,” that Jake and Linda gave me:

“If you want to know the feeling [of labor pain], just take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.”
Carol Burnett on Childbirth
U.S. Comedian

But on the positive side…

30 weeks pregnant

  1. I don’t have to worry about getting pregnant.
  2. Increased fat deposits makes skin feel softer.
  3. I get new clothes.
  4. Prenatal vitamins are great for nail and hair growth.
  5. Progesterone: the feel good hormone.
  6. Lot’s of hormones make me feel better in general.
  7. I’m able to cheat on my diet more: summer fruit, I love you!
  8. I have a good excuse for craving food.
  9. I have a good excuse for either wanting seconds, or avoiding something that’s unappetizing.
  10. Being too tired to cook or clean means eating out more often.
  11. I get to see mom and dad and friends more often as they come to help me cook and clean.
  12. Pregnancy related vomit doesn’t taste or hurt as bad as influenza.
  13. Nausea means the hormones are flowing good and strong – all for making baby grow.
  14. Fatigue means baby’s borrowing my energy to grow healthy and strong.
  15. Waddling means my joints are becoming flexible for baby’s birth.
  16. I don’t have to feel bad for not making the bed ’cause I’m just gonna get in it again for naps.
  17. Leg cramps and Braxton Hicks are great practice for relaxing through pain.
  18. Braxton Hicks create unique problem solving situations like crawling up the stairs or to the bathroom.
  19. Frequent trips to the bathroom ensure getting at least some form of exercise.
  20. Increased hydration and frequent urination changes the water in the fish tank, or amniotic fluid, rather.
  21. Amniotic fluid changes out 8 times a day, thus frequent urination is good.
  22. Clumsiness and forgetfulness can be blamed on pregnancy as the brain actually shrinks.
  23. The more discomfort I feel in the last few weeks, the more my body is preparing for giving birth.
  24. My husband’s massages are wonderful.
  25. Baby’s kicks and rolling around provides much entertainment.
  26. Giggling is easily induced.
  27. Out of control giggling amuses my husband and others.
  28. So does all the extra burping.
  29. Wakefulness during the night provides great quiet time with God.
  30. Not being able to sleep provides great time for blogging.

Here’s a quick album of maternity pictures »