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Favorite thing about no longer being pregnant

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
A while ago there was a thread about what we were excited about being "unpregnant." Now that a lot of us have given birth what's your favorite part?

I'm really excited to be able to eat a whole meal at once. My stomach had no room for much of anything. I'm excited to not have heartburn with everything i eat as well.
post #2 of 45
Stomach sleeping.
post #3 of 45
  • Stomach sleeping
  • Pants that button and zip
  • Being able to twist my body to look at something
  • Regular pooping
  • Shaving my legs
  • Painting my toenails without help

 

I am not a good pregnant woman. :irked

post #4 of 45
EVERYTHING.

More specifically, sleeping however I want. Eating without feeling nauseous. Not being profoundly uncomfortable. Having my personality back, I turn into a grumpy zombie when I'm pregnant. Oh, and snuggling my sweet baby.
post #5 of 45
Absolutely everything! But mostly not puking every day, no heartburn, no crazy hormones, being able to sit comfortably and being able to roll over in bed.
post #6 of 45

Reaching my toes.

Picking up DD1 for snuggles.

Putting DD2 down and/or adjusting her for comfort.

Not being kicked in the lungs/inside of my rib cage anymore.

Sleeping.

No more restless leg syndrome!

Being able to empty my bladder without doing yoga stretches on the toilet to see which position would be most effective in voiding and then sneezing 5 minutes later to find out that you were not, in fact, empty which would explain partially why you need to go every 30 goddamned minutes.

post #7 of 45
Back and stomach lying.
Eating pastries and sugar again.
No acid reflux.
No hip pain when laying on my side.
post #8 of 45

Meeting our daughter (of course).

Sleeping comfortably!

Eating a full meal.

Drinking a beer.

Bending over without "oofing."

post #9 of 45
Ooh love this thread. Let's see...

--Putting on a pair of my old jeggings and they fit!!! Too bad I have a fierce mama-muffin top tho. greensad.gif

--Eating has been amazing. Food tastes SO GOOD. This however is bittersweet because while nursing I'm starving all damn day and feel like I've gained weight because of it.

--Wine. Oh and mircrobrews. Mmmmm maybe even a margarita.

--Yay no more acid reflux, nausea and uncomfortable fitting clothes!
post #10 of 45
My favorite thing is no more ribcage pain! I also like being able to bend easily and without pain, hugging my husband fully again, wearing regular clothes (though I still like my maternity jeans with the panels to keep things smoother for now), and walking at a normal pace and without waddling. :P

I wish my bowels were working normally... but, alas, that's still kinda messed up at the moment. I also can't sleep any way I want because I have the baby right beside me, but that's not a big deal.
post #11 of 45
Yeah, no more ribcage pain!! That's huge!
Walking upstairs without getting winded
A guilt free glass of wine
Being able to roll over without great difficulty
Painting toenails and shaving

I do sort of miss feeling him move inside me, though.
post #12 of 45

Definitely everything! Being able to sleep without restless legs, hip pain or needing to pee every hour. Also being able to put shoes on and seeing my legs again, h and feeling lighter!

post #13 of 45
-drinking wine and beer. Every day.
-Being able to breathe, walk up stairs, roll over in bed and get up from the couch.
-eating a full meal, still being hungry and having room for dessert.
-knowing my babies' faces.
post #14 of 45
How do you manage to drink a beer/wine with a nursing baby? Am I just paranoid? Violet nurse almost every hour during the day. Is one beer/glass of wine not enough to pass through if she was to nurse right after I drank it? I could really use a drink!
post #15 of 45

I'm so jealous I just burst into tears reading this thread. :(  You guys are so lucky to be past this hell.

post #16 of 45
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Originally Posted by MamaMash View Post

How do you manage to drink a beer/wine with a nursing baby? Am I just paranoid? Violet nurse almost every hour during the day. Is one beer/glass of wine not enough to pass through if she was to nurse right after I drank it? I could really use a drink!

you can esp if one is all you want. it doesnt get in your system for atleast 30mins and you can have ONE drink and still nurse but if you choose not to. one drink( 12oz beer 4-6oz wine 1 shot) last 2hrs in your system. i had a few drinks last night when he was sleeping he woke once to eat so i bottle feed him ( since i had milk on hand) and you dont have to pump and dump once its out of your system then its out of the milk but i did just to keep up my supply.

post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by MamaMash View Post

How do you manage to drink a beer/wine with a nursing baby? Am I just paranoid? Violet nurse almost every hour during the day. Is one beer/glass of wine not enough to pass through if she was to nurse right after I drank it? I could really use a drink!

 

If I'm going to drink a beer or a glass of wine, I do it while I'm having a nursing session.  By the time she's ready to nurse again in 2 hours or so, most of the alcohol is out of my bloodstream (and thus, my breastmilk).  Less than 2% of the maternal "dose" of alcohol enters the breast milk, and alcohol leaves breastmilk at the same rate it leaves the mom's bloodstream (it doesn't concentrate in the milk the way some medications can).  So, the common thought is that if you're safe to drive, you're safe to breastfeed. Put more scientifically, if you feel neurologically normal, you're good to breastfeed.  

Here's a link to some more info: 

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/alcohol/

post #18 of 45

:yeah 

I have A Drink, usually while I am breastfeeding in the evenings, and I don't worry about it. I think in the Dr Newman book, he suggests drinking a glass of wine if your baby is colicky - not bc the wine helps the baby, but bc it relaxes the parent who has to comfort the baby. It DOES help. :meditate 

post #19 of 45

Everything. I hate being pregnant, the end result is great of course but the process sucks. 

post #20 of 45
Thanks ladies! I definitely need a drunk by evening time. I have tons of expressed milk so I could use that and then pump and dump if I want more than one drink. But I most likely would just have one drink to chill out.
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