#10-Parking in the ‘expectant mothers’ spot at Whole Foods. Er... legally.
#9-Discovering that CBS offers 2 full weeks of paternity leave to employees to be used however preferred over the course of a year. Josh has definitively decided we’re having a baby every year from now on.
#8-Crying during a commercial about pigeons doesn’t cause concerned, awkward stares, but rather expressions of compassion and understanding.
#7-Moments of putting on empire waist tops and dresses and thinking, This makes me look pregnant, are immediately and blissfully met with, Oh wait, I AM!
#6-Gaining weight is actually celebrated. This is a shock I’m still adjusting to.
#5-No reason to suck in, ever. Period.
#4-Taking naps is permissible and even encouraged. The midwife even says so if ever there’s a question or concern as to why you’re sleeping at 11am. And 2pm. And 6pm. Basically following any kind of activity beyond reading.
#3-Doing things simply because you’re pregnant. (i.e., throwing out a bunch of Josh’s ugly old beloved t-shirts because, well, I’m pregnant.)
#2-NOT doing things simply because you’re pregnant. (i.e., not attending events because other humans might actually be there and well, I’m pregnant.)
#1-Wearing the most amazing jeans and shorts with super-comfy-gigantic-stretchy-waistbands that almost feel like pj’s! I will never judge another woman for wearing them past delivery. Or toddlerhood, for that matter.
And there ya have it! I am certain I'll be adding to this list as the weeks and months progress.
And on a random note since we’re talking pregnancy and babies here, have you ever seen brand new baby bunnies?!! They’re SO cute. In a weird sort of way. They look like little pigs with long ears ;-)
We met these guys in South Carolina. I almost burst into tears at the sight of them. I wanted to sweep the moma rabbit up in my arms sqeeezing her incessantly while telling here over and over what a wonderful job she did! I felt so proud and weepy and overjoyed for her! Yep friends…. I’m definitely pregnant.