not to make childbearing out to be some tedious task that requires us to surrender our most cherished self-indulgences, but -
what have you given up since you've become PG/a mother?
I haven't really given up much since I've become a mother, except going out and staying out late and partying. I have prolonged getting a lot of tattoos since being PG, and breastfeeding.
And since being PG again, I have sworn off drinking alcohol (okay, I'll had a sip of red wine and probably will again,) gave up nail polish last time, hair dye (not like I dye my hair anymore...), coffee, most all caffeine (except tea and sips of coke in a rare moments of weakness ( i dont' even drink coke normally!) skateboarding, and that's about it.
What do you miss?
I miss my barq's rootbeer.
With this pregnancy, I gave up being a student and dream of starting nursing school. (I am really ok with this now! Thanks Ladies. I WILL go back when baby is age appropriate)
Caffiene (about 95% still drink tea with a little & occasional sip when I have a really bad headache), OTC meds for my allergies (talk about suffering!).
Can not think of anything else other than a staight nights sleep due to peeing so darn much!!!!!!
hmmm, at twelve weeks along, i mostly miss my scalding hot, relaxing baths. i also miss the occasional drink with friends, and am starting to miss wearing cute clothes, as i transition into more comfortable, but less attractive stretchy clothes, lol. i'm also putting off getting another piercing.
booze! hehe.. uhm extra large english toffee cappucinos from Tim hortons.. all that sugar and caffiene.. not much else really...
I have given up alcohol (I only had it occasionally), going out to see bands play (too much cigarette smoke), caffine, and running. I was running 4 miles 3x a week, but I quit because I thought it would not be good to put the baby through all that impact or get my body too hot. I was told I could continue at a slow pace but I still decided to stop until next summer or fall. I actually quit exersicing altogether once the tiredness and queasiness set in but, now I started walking again just today!!!
I really don't mind giving up these things. I'm so happy to do it for my little bambino
Yeah, it's just another labor of love!