A million reasons to be happy because you are pregnant

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Congratulations you are pregnant! In 9 months, you will be holding God’s gift in your arms, a fruit of your love. Regardless of the little problems you might face during this period, being pregnant is a fun, wonderful and unique experience. Still thinking about the morning sickness, how your body will change, and all the exaggerated stories you heard? Well, we offer you a list that shows endless reasons why you should be happy when you are pregnant: 

  • Relishing the early weeks when only you and your husband know your special secret.

  • Knowing you have got 9 whole months to plan, dream and fantasize. 

  • Now you have got the perfect excuse to pamper yourself, spending hours in a scented bath, enjoying a massage.

  • You are now the center of attraction/attention in your whole environment: your husband, his family, your family, your colleagues.

  • You may find you develop a closer relationship with sisters, cousins or friends who are parents themselves. Congratulations, you have just won free admission to the parents’ club.
  • Watching someone’s face light up when you tell them the good news.

  • You will suddenly feel a new appreciation for your own mother and all she went through having you.

  • Decorating the bedroom: one of the most exciting things you will ever do.

  • For once in your life, you need to get heavier!

  • Feeling the kicks.

  • Going for healthy walks with your partner and getting fresh air in your lungs because it is good for you and for your baby.

  • Feeling a little pair of heels prodding under your diaphragm and knowing you will soon be meeting the little one they belong to!

  • Choosing baby clothes and accessories is by itself an exciting experience.

  • Writing a pregnancy diary for your baby to read in the future.

  • You will be amazed when you find out how many people are ready to help you. 

  • Lying in bed with your partner’s arm around you and your bump, knowing that love has created a new life.

  • Feeling that glorious heart beat! And experiencing the joy of those first sounds.

  • Knowing that from now on, whatever happens, you will never be bored again.

  • Making new friends whenever you go shopping – everyone has a pregnancy story to share.

  • Imagining how he/she will look like! Will he/she look like you or like his/her daddy? The endless funny debates!

  • Seeing how your baby is growing inside your womb. And showing the ultrasound pictures to all your friends.

  • Buying that first little cuddly toy for your baby and not for someone else’s.

  • Making that phone call to your partner to tell him: “We are off, labor has started!”

  • That huge rush of pleasure and relief when, suddenly, all the pain and effort stop!

  • Looking into your newborn’s eyes and immediately falling in love!

  • Watching your partner kiss the midwife, the doctor, delivery man and anyone else he can find because his joy and pride are overwhelming.

  • Making all these phone calls to announce the arrival; feeling the excitement in their voices is by itself irresistible.

  • Waking up to see your baby sleeping next to you and thinking: “Oh my God, it’s real, I am a mom!”

  • Waking up a million times just to check whether your newborn is breathing, if he/she is sleeping well, and so on.

Lucky you!