BACK TO Pregnancy by Trimester
Categories
Power of Hugs
Diapering
Pregnancy
Wellness
Celebration & Planning
Birth & the Hospital
Stages by Ages
Feeding & Nutrition
Baby Products
Activities & Play Activities & Play

Enjoying Your Pregnancy (Even Though Some Symptoms Really Aren't Enjoyable)

By Jeana Lee Tahnk

Let me preface this post by saying that I am one of those people who truly enjoyed being pregnant. I know there are others like me out there, but I also know there are those who were miserable their entire pregnancy. I have a lot of sympathy for you, because I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to be uncomfortable and uneasy for that long.

My biggest pregnancy complaint with all three babies was massive indigestion. I consider myself pretty lucky. Even though I had to sleep upright at a 90-degree angle throughout each pregnancy (I really did), I know it could have been a whole lot worse. And of course, I had the other typical symptoms including morning sickness in the first trimester, the fatigue and the achy back, but overall, I truly enjoyed my pregnancies.

It's amazing about what the human body is capable of, and each time I was pregnant I was aware of what my body had to do to sustain this other being inside of me. Nine months seems like a long time, and it is, but in the grand scheme of things, it's pretty short-lived.

It can be hard to step outside of the day-to-day monotony of clothes getting tighter, every part of you getting bigger and appendages getting puffier, but having the appreciation of what your body is accomplishing and being thankful for a routine pregnancy can be a great way to have perspective on the whole process.

But if you're having a normal pregnancy and just can't shake the feeling that there is an alien inside of your body (how one of my friends described her baby), I'd recommend focusing on anything positive that you can pull out of the pregnancy, not matter how small it is. If your hair is lustrous, get a really awesome-smelling shampoo that you look forward to using every day. If it's sleep you crave, get a body pillow and surround yourself with luxurious bedding to help ease you into bed at night.

And even though you might not appreciate your big belly and those puffy areas, do take pictures of yourself with the bun in the oven. One day, you might look back at those pictures and have moments of nostalgia over what a magical time it really was.



Read More by Jeana Lee Tahnk

10 Ways to Accept Help After the Baby Arrives

Baby's First Bath - Scary or Sweet?



Earn easily with the new Huggies Rewards+ powered by Fetch!
Visit on Facebook

RELATED ARTICLES

Dad's Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnant woman doing yoga pose in sun lit room

Maternity Must-Haves: What You Need to Get Through Pregnancy

Mother holding hands in shape of heart over her belly

First Trimester: Pregnancy Milestone Moments

Recommended For You

Huggies has tips and advice for how to make nurturing connection while diapering.

Diapering

Why I Don’t Mind Having Two Babies in Diapers

Read Now
Special Delivery Diapers

Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers

Sizes Newborn–6

  • The softest, plant-based diaper
  • Dermatologist Tested and free of fragrance, elemental chlorine
  • Features a variety of stylish designs
    23% by weight
Buy Now
Win Diaper Close Icon
Huggies Rewards Logo
Sign in for your exclusive offers.

By leaving this page, you will be signed out of your Huggies account. Please complete your profile to remain signed in.

Free diapers for a year.

ENTER NOW
Menu Close