Wednesday, April 30, 2014

20 Things I've Learned During Pregnancy (so far!)


I've been reflecting on my pregnancy each week for the last 25 weeks.  I found out I was pregnant at 3.5 weeks, and while I still have a few months to go, I want to hold onto these memories.  It's really fun to document each week because it's easy to forget what I felt like, say at week 15, versus what I feel like today.  In no particular order, here are a few things I've learned (or enhanced my learning of) in the last 6 months.  They aren't all super sentimental either, some just fun facts. 

1.  Being kind to my body is so important.

2. I can get through a cold without medicine.

3. Enjoy sleep (while it's still in existence).

4. I'm so very thankful for family. 

5. Don't sweat the small stuff (like that acne in the first trimester).

6. Be grateful for this beautiful gift.

7. I don't have to highlight my hair (I'm seeing what my natural color really is these days).

8.  I don't need coffee to get through the day (haven't had a cup since November!)

9.  Feeling the baby move is the coolest thing ever.

10. My emotions will feel out of whack at times.

11.  I will no longer recognize my body.

12.  My dogs totally won't understand that they can't jump on me.

13. Try not to worry about everything.

14. Enjoy each and every week of the journey.

15. The female body is freaking amazing.

16. It's pretty awesome having a little buddy with me wherever I go.

17. Chipotle is no longer my favorite place to eat (lost that craving early on). 

18. Asking for help is necessary.

19. Taking a break from running is absolutely OK.

20. Watching my belly grow brings me an indescribable happiness.


  1. The female body IS crazy!!! I can't even really remember what being pregnant feels like anymore. Crazy how that goes away!!

  2. Good luck on the rest of your pregnancy! I love your blog and nominated you for the Liebster Award, check out the details on my blog :)

  3. May God bless you with a healthy and happy pregnancy! :P Congrats!!

  4. so glad you posted this. Not running has been a big change for me, but it also feels like the right choice!