What I Miss About Being Pregnant...

by Andrea Young

Don’t get me wrong, I am SO HAPPY to finally have my little one here, but there are some things that I miss about being pregnant, especially being my first pregnancy and my first time experiencing it. 

Sometimes I wish I could relive some things, and there are some things I wish I did differently, had I known what I know now.

WHAT I MISS

  • Morning sickness. It sounds strange because, oh my, it was HARD, but I miss the excitement knowing that a baby was growing.
  • I miss showing off my BUMP.
  • I miss the feeling of movement and being able to see tiny hands and feet kick me
  • I miss the excitement of going to my ultrasounds, hearing the heartbeat and seeing tiny movements
  • I miss when my mum cried with happiness when she would come to appointments with me and hear the heartbeat
  • I miss the anticipation. What was bubs going to look like? When was I going to go into labour? What would it feel like?
  • I miss trying to figure out (based on old wives tales) if we were having a boy or a girl
  • I miss thinking I was looking pregnant, when in reality, I was going to grow SOOO much more!

WHAT I WANT TO RELIVE

Pregnancy is a rollercoaster, but I have moments that stand out that I miss;

  • The day we found out we were having a girl.
  • Telling my family and friends.
  • Going on holiday and coming back with my bump.
  • Shopping for all of the ‘essentials’ (and definitely leaving with too much stuff)

 WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

  • Instead of wanting to rush through the nine months (and believe me, the last month or so, I couldn’t WAIT for it to be over), I wish I cherished every moment (and slept more…)
  • I wish I took more photos
  • I wish I let myself be more excited and embrace everything instead of being scared
  • I wish I had taken better care of myself (mentally and physically)

 I see so many people now announcing they are pregnant and I can’t help but be jealous, mainly because I feel cheated that the second half of my pregnancy was ‘stolen’ in a way due to COVID-19. There were things I had been looking forward to since before I was even pregnant, and the last trimester of my pregnancy, I was so consumed with fear and anxiety.

I am so blessed that our Little Girl is here, and the last three months with her have been amazing. Even though I missed out on a lot of ‘first’s’ with my first pregnancy, we will be making the most of all the first’s we get to share with our precious Darling.

Lots of love

Andrea xx