Motherhood Monday

Motherhood Monday: What do you miss most during pregnancy?

I have a pregnancy app on my phone that gives me tips, reminders, and a checklist for everyday. It tells me how far along I am and what I need to do at every stage of the pregnancy.  I hadn’t look at that app in about two weeks but decided to today. The title of today’s topic was, “What do you miss most during pregnancy?”. I just shook my head because I said out loud, “ALOT!”

It is a real blessing to have a baby and I am actually in a good place but I forgot all the things your body goes through when you are “with child”!

Here are some of the things that were on the list from other women including myself that I basically just miss during this pregnancy. Please share yours!

(This is not in any particular order)
1. Sleeping Position. I HAVE to sleep my my side now! I have to have a pillow for my legs. I can not roll on my back for fear of not getting proper circulation to my heart because the uterus pushes down on certain valves. I can’t sleep on my stomach because well….it’s a baby in there!

2. Sleeping through the night. Most nights I don’t sleep all the way though. When I wasn’t pregnant, I could turn over and still sleep. Now, I literally wake to turn over because it’s a mini production to turn on my other side. Not to mention the 3am bathroom runs!

3. Zumba! Before I got pregnant, I was doing Zumba at least 3x times a week. I was LOOKING GREAT!! I was still doing Zumba early in my pregnancy but then fatigue set in. I just miss the high intensity work out and seeing results.

4. My clothes! So far I have only bought one maternity shirt. That is about to change this week. I was trying to prevent buying maternity clothes because I know this is my last baby, but after trying on just about ALL of my clothes for church this morning and looking crazy in everything > I will be visiting Ross tomorrow!

5. Emotional control. I cry more often.

6. Sweat-Less. My first child was born in July and of course I was pregnant over the summer with this baby. It just seems like I sweat everywhere at the drop of the dime. I am so thankful for Fall.

7. Off limit Foods. There are just so many dos and don’ts. I find myself always looking at my nutritional list.

8. Heels. I wore them alot in my first and second pregnancy but this time its kinda hard with two kids and being pregnant. So, I am looking for some cute flats.

9. Weight Gain. It seems that when you eat a piece of gum, you gain a pound! It’s like weight just sticks to you when you’re pregnant!

I am sure I have more but this is what came to mind while posting this today. I am one week away from my half way point, so my list might progress! For all my prego pals is there anything you miss during pregnancy?



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  • kita
    October 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I missed being able to sleep crazy that was the biggest thing for me.

  • Katherine Phillips
    October 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I’m not pregnant but when I was I missed being able to tie my shoes and eating my favorite fooda. My kids hated almost everything I loved. I enjoyed this post. I must say you are working it in your picture that you posted. Pregnancy definitely agrees with you.

    • Bernetta
      October 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine!! I appreciate that.

  • Joyce@MommyTalkShow
    October 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    You look marvelous, darling.
    Some days I’m envious of the moms with more than one.
    Then I think about how little my 2 year old sleeps now and I’d be a hot mess.

    I really enjoyed being pregnancy and had a text-book experience even though I was 35+.