The 5 best things about pregnancy
Despite the challenges, pregnancy has these moments of pure awesomeness.
By Scott Dunlop
Some women never get used to pregnancy, and neither do their partners. For them, the pregnancy glow is something that happens to people on TV. Despite the physical and emotional challenges, though, there are some wonderful experiences that even the most anti-preggie women would agree are heart-warming and life-changing. Take a look, and see if we’ve missed any:
Article originally in Parent24
The thin line
Seeing THAT line on the pregnancy test is often one of the most exciting moments. From the minute you see it, your life is changed, and you’re heading for the world of parenting. If you’re trying to conceive, it’s an incredibly emotional moment.
I must confess, this wasn’t one of my “best moments” as an expectant dad, but I can tell, judging by the way people share them with friends and family that those blurry grey baby scans are one of the proudest pregnancy moments. It may just be a squiggly bean of a baby, but it’s YOUR baby!
Blue Ivy or Hairy Maclairy
You’re pregnant, your life has changed, and now you have to make one of the most important decisions EVER for your impending baby- choosing a name. The pressure! Even if you great-aunt is insisting on the name Mildred, because it’s a family name (even for a boy), you’ll stay up late adding post-it notes to the fridge or making deals with your partner- “If you have the first name, I get to choose the second...”
You’ve been pregnant only in theory (in your head) until you feel those butterflies. The first nudges and kicks from your baby in the womb. Granted, it may become a little uncomfortable later on, but they are a reassurance that it’s really, really happening- you have a person inside you!
The grand finale
After months of nausea, changed diets and other lifestyle changes, swollen ankles, wearing your partner’s t-shirts and tracksuit pants, you’re more than ready for the big day. The best day in pregnancy for most women is when it ends in childbirth, and you get to snuggle up with your soft, warm bundle that you’ve worked so hard at bringing into the world. A moment of total, utter awe.
I’m a dad, so maybe I’ve missed some of the best moments of pregnancy. Why not share your favourite pregnancy experience in the comments section below, (and I don't mean conception!) and encourage everyone who is either hoping to be pregnant or feeling intimidated now that they’re carrying a tiny person around?
What were your warm and fuzzy pregnancy moments?