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#1 of 8 Old 05-06-2006, 09:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't wait to meet my baby! On the other hand, there are a few things I think I might miss about being pregnant. . .
  • My hair. It has never been so thick! And long! And grease-free!
  • Eating so much without it going to my thighs. Well, a little went to my thighs, but only a really little bit.
  • My big, round, smooth, (hairy?!) belly. I just can't stop touching it and looking at it and flashing it to people I know won't be freaked out by it.
  • Baby-free maternity leave. The way school vacation and a teaching conference fell right before my maternity leave started, I haven't been teaching in a month. It has been blissful to have unlimited time to myself. I can sew, nap, walk, take a bath, or anything else whenever I want.
  • An excuse to nap frequently. We are not napping people, but I have been lately!
  • Frequent visits to the Mexican restaurant on the way to the MWs office.

What about you? What do you think you'll miss (or miss already if your baby's here)?
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I'm not in your DDC, but I hope you don't mind if I reply. I love hearing things like this rather than the standard "I'm miserable and pg." (Not that I've heard that here or even usually read the pg boards - it more something I hear IRL.)

I LOVED being pg. I cried the night before ds was born. I was grieving no longer being pg. Yes, I was very uncomfortable and all that. But I mostly loved having him all to myself 24 hours a day. I loved our private little relationship - the kicks, the hiccups, and being able to take him everywhere and talk to him all of the time.

Of course, now that he's here, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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I balled my eyes out at the hospital knowing Quinn was my third and final child and that I most likely would never be pregnant again-its the most amazing experiences (all 3x's) of my life. I will miss being able to eat, the kicks and hiccups like another poster said, the special treatment from everyone but mostly I will miss the anticipation of yet another blessing that makes my heart BURST with unparalleled joy!!!
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Amy- i totally relate to your list... the first time around! having a first baby and experiencing that first pregnancy for me was an incredibly amazing and special time. I was teaching as well, so i know what you mean about baby-free time before the maternity leave. so soak it in!! i don't want to be a downer about the differences the second time (taking care of a toddler and therefore *not* being able to nap when i need to...), so i'll offer a few things i think i'll miss...

i think it just boils down to the feeling of growing another life- the developments, the kicking and rolling, the intimacy that only a mama has with her new baby. and this time i have been pleasantly surprised with how having one has made me feel closer to this one- the anticipation of another little body and personality in our family. the first time, i didn't really get that. i had so little experience with babies, it was all fantasy- which was great! and this time it's been great to fantasize with some experience behind it.

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I will miss feeling him move - I love that feeling.

I will miss having an "excuse" to frequent coldstone without guilt

I will miss the anticipation - there are so few true surprises in life.
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I'm going to miss everything about pregnancy... except the morning sickness that lasted into the 2nd trimester and the heartburn that went away a few weeks ago (finally).

I love having a belly, the hiccups, movements etc right up until about 38 weeks when I get generally uncomfortable and then I find myself wishing away the final weeks. There's a good chance this is our last baby so I should be enjoying it more! Like Cheryl said- the anticipation is great too.
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Originally Posted by busybusymomma
I'm going to miss everything about pregnancy... except the morning sickness that lasted into the 2nd trimester and the heartburn that went away a few weeks ago (finally).

I love having a belly, the hiccups, movements etc right up until about 38 weeks when I get generally uncomfortable and then I find myself wishing away the final weeks. There's a good chance this is our last baby so I should be enjoying it more! Like Cheryl said- the anticipation is great too.
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Baby's here and I just love it. But I do miss being PG. I touch my tummy now and get all sad. I've already been talking about the next one.

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I will miss feeling her inside me and my belly poking out and my hair being so shiny and growing fast. I will just miss everything......I am going to be very
emotional knowing that this is my last child.
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