As my time being pregnant is coming to a close in a month and a half, I was thinking about what I like about pregnancy, and what I am excited for post-pregnancy. Here is my list so far!
Things I Will Miss
Going to the Movies
Jim and I have made it a point to go to the movies throughout this pregnancy because we know that once we have a baby we probably won’t go very often. When we have a babysitter, it will most likely be for an event, or to get dinner and drinks. It is so fun going to the movies! We went to a Saturday afternoon showing of The Hunger Games this weekend, and it felt so luxurious to sit in the dark theater all afternoon and eat Snow Caps!
I can’t say that I sleep well now…that is already a thing of the past. However, I do love the luxury of taking a weekend nap whenever I feel like it.
I have made it a point to take longer-than-usual showers for the past few days, because I have a feeling I will be in and out in no time once the baby is here.
Just the Two of Us
I know that our lives will forever be changed, and it will never just be “Julia and Jim” again. I am trying to savor these last weeks as a couple before we officially become a family.
It is a surreal feeling to have a baby constantly kicking and moving inside. I know I will definitely miss feeling him doing karate moves all the time!
I will still have dessert, but not every day, and not guilt free!
Never again will we have this type of excitement! I am terrified and so excited at the same time. I have no idea what life will be like with a newborn, and I just want it to be here now! All of the planning, researching, googling, and shopping is a once in a lifetime experience and I will definitely miss this special time. We will hopefully have more children in the future, but this is the only time that everything will be completely new.
Things I am Looking Forward To
Seeing What He Looks Like
I am dying to see his face ! Will he look like me? Will he look like Jim? A combination? I can’t wait to find out!
No explanation needed!
Again- no explanation needed. I have a small cup of coffee every morning, but can’t wait for a bigger cup, and an afternoon pick me up sometimes.
Oh how I miss a sweaty, butt kicking workout. I can’t wait to go back to hot yoga and go for a run!
I can’t wait for raw fish again! I have made do with California rolls and shrimp tempura rolls but can’t wait for a good old rainbow roll!
Being a Mom
I know that taking care of a newborn will be incredibly hard, but I am ready for the challenge. I can’t wait to be responsible for a tiny human, and throw myself into motherhood.
Being a Family of 3
I can’t wait to be a little family, and watch our son grow and flourish!