it's the first pregnancy, and it's been relatively easy for the most part, so i've sort of psyched myself into blocking out most of the negatives (or at least chiding myself for thinking about them).
favorite bits at present:
-feeling super happy/comfortable with my weight. i can't remember every being this satisfied with the balance of food/exercise/weight in my life! i know that it's perfectly normal to gain anywhere from 20 to 60, but the fact that i'm spot on at 25 pounds of gain makes me a lot less nervous about losing it later on, especially knowing that it's because i'm still eating pretty darn healthy and moving around a good bit at least every other day.
-that being said, very excited about how GOOD watermelon, blueberries, iced tea, dh's pancakes, falafel, and everything else seems to be tasting.
-baby wiggles, squirms, and nudges, and trying to picture what the little one is up to in there, not to mention feeling my belly and trying to figure out what's a foot, what's a bum, what's a thigh, etc.
-allowing myself to relax! to take a nap with the dog in the afternoon, to sit and read or watch olympics replays and knit diaper covers, knowing that it IS the best thing i can do at that moment.
-how excited all of my regulars are at work. with a very few exceptions, everyone has been supportive and encouraging from ever since i made the announcement. and these are most men at or past middle age who have very little good to say about anything.
-how much this pregnancy has led me to bond with my MIL. we've gotten along since I met her, but because my own mother isn't nearby and MIL birthed four babies and raised them, along with two step children, she has been invaluable when it comes to advice or shopping for necessities or just talking about the whole experience.