14 Ways to Love Being Pregnant

Is there a more monumental time in your life than when you’re pregnant? If there is, we sure don’t know what it is. During those nine months, you’ll go through every possible emotion, normally all in the same day! While there’ll be times when it’s scary and overwhelming, it’s also important to enjoy the process too. There are things you can do that will not only make your pregnancy more bearable but actively help you to love it! Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested ways to love being pregnant that’ll push you in the right direction.

14 Ways to Love Being Pregnant from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

The Miracle of Life

It’s easy to get bogged down in the nitty-gritty details of pregnancy, but you’ll also want to keep the bigger picture in mind. When you’re bringing life into this world, you’re part of a process that dates back to, well, the beginnings of humanity. It really is a special process, one that connects you to the very force of life. Sure, it’ll be difficult to keep this wondrous thinking in mind when you’re having an off day, but try and carve out some time to do nothing other than reflecting on just how magical this all is.

Recording the Moments

There’ll be times, way in the future, when you’ll want to reflect on all that you went through during your pregnant phase. So be sure that you have something to look at! With your smartphone always in your pocket, you have the perfect chance to record the journey every step of the way. Encourage your partner to take photos — there’s something special about the energy of a pregnant person that’ll come through in the images. There are also plenty of fun photos you can make with your bump!

Celebrating With Friends

You’d celebrate every other milestone in your life, you better believe that you should celebrate your pregnancy! Is there anything better about gathering all your close friends and having a celebration about your upcoming child? You can do this in the early days when the news is fresh, and then you’ll also have a chance with your baby shower, too. If they’ve already got children of their own, then there’ll have plenty of encouraging words — and can be a good reminder when it comes to remembering to enjoy the process. It’ll be over before you know it!

Chats With Your Parents

You’ll always have known your parents as, well, mom and dad. But when you become pregnant, you begin to see them in a new light. It dawns on you that they were once just like you, and at some point had to go through the same journey that you’re currently on. So make time to have conversations with them about their pregnancy experiences. This is enjoyable on multiple levels. First, you’ll learn that everyone freaks out about becoming a parent — yet ultimately ends up doing a great job. Second, you’ll get to enjoy a pleasant stroll down memory lane. You’ll hear stories that you’ve never heard before, which will be especially interesting since, you know, you’ll likely be the star of the story (as a baby…). 

Coming Up With Names

You might be focused on the physical being of your baby, but there’s another aspect that you’ll need to keep in mind too, one that could have a large impact on how they’re treated in society: their name. A lot of parents struggle with this aspect of childbirth, but it can be fun! You can spend many a fun evening sprawled out on the floor with your partner, going through books and books of children’s names. Get a marker pen and large pieces of paper and go through the potential names, and weigh up the pros and cons. Over time, one name will set itself apart from the crowd. So there’ll be no panic about choosing a name, and you’ll have had during the process too.

Research, Research, Research

While you might want to be all gung-ho with your pregnancy, in reality, you’ll end up spending many an hour indoors, conserving your energy. While you’re there, however, you’ll be able to dive into your pregnancy by researching on such sites like BabyTalk, as much as you can about the entire journey. Aside from being informative, this is also a great way to build excitement! You can read about the various stages of pregnancy, including what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after you’ve given birth. You can also learn things like what is a bassinet, how to baby-proof your home and the other essentials you’ll need to know. This is a fun way to spend an evening, and you’ll also be deepening your understanding about childbirth, which will make you feel more secure — and thus able to enjoy it more!

Sinking Into the Couch

And talking of spending evenings on the couch, be sure to take advantage of it! There aren’t too many times in your life when you’re able to laze about completely guilt-free, but you most definitely can do it when you’re carrying a baby! To enjoy the process to the max, be sure to set up your living room so that it’s as comfortable as can be, and load up on all your favorite movies and books. You might just get used to this kind of leisurely life! 

In Tune With Yourself

You’ll already know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the thrum of life when you’re not pregnant; it’s even easier when you’re pregnant, and it feels like you’ve got a million things on your mind. To ensure that the whole experience doesn’t pass you by in one big blur, take some time to calm your mind and become in tune with yourself. Meditation is an excellent tool for this goal! It’ll bring joy, and really allow you to feel what’s happening every step of the way. If you’re going to love being pregnant, then you’ll need to live in the present moment rather than worrying about the future — and that’s just what meditation can do for you.

Stay Active

Building exercise into your lifestyle when you’re pregnant will bring plenty of benefits! It can help contribute towards a healthy pregnancy, for starters. It’ll also help to relieve the symptoms of stress and anxiety and release plenty of feelgood chemicals into your body. Perfect! Of course, when you’re pregnant you won’t be running marathons, but there are plenty of safe and healthy activities you can enjoy. You can get active in the home by practicing yoga or even something as simple as putting a lot of effort into your housework! Outside of the house, swimming will be your friend. It’s a no-impact activity and can be plenty of fun.

14 Ways to Love Being Pregnant from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Get Dressed Up

There’ll be times when you feel a little, well, blah, but that doesn’t mean that you have to feel that way all the time. You don’t! There’s nothing more special than seeing a pregnant woman all dressed up, looking her best. When the mood strikes you, get dressed up — it’ll make you feel fantastic.

…And Forget Your Looks

However, let’s not forget that one of the best ways to enjoy pregnancy — not to mention life in general — is to avoid being overly concerned with how you look. As we mentioned above, there’ll be times when you feel a little blah and not your best. Instead of rallying against these feelings, just embrace them. 

Connect With Others

Another fun way to enjoy your pregnancy is to connect with other mothers to be. You might have friends who already have children, and they’ll be great, but it’s also enjoyable to meet women who are in the same boat as you. There’ll be pre-natal classes that you can attend that’ll provide an opportunity to connect with other people. Aside from everything else, sometimes it’s just fun to get together and share all your concerns and fears since in all likelihood they’ll be going through the exact same thing. 

Date Nights With Your Partner

You’ll have come a long way with your partner. You met way back when, and slowly but surely fashioned a life together — and now you’re on the verge of bringing a baby into the world. That’s pretty remarkable! Since you won’t have too many opportunities to spend evenings together when the baby has arrived, be sure to build in some date nights into your schedule beforehand. You’ll have plenty of fun going out onto the town with your loved one, where you’ll be able to sink into many hours of great conversation about the past, present, and future.

See The Funny Side 

Finally, be sure to keep a positive and optimistic mindset during your pregnancy. If you can see the funny side of life, then you’ll be able to handle those glum days all the better. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to laugh, purely because pregnancy can be so awkward! Learn to laugh, and you’ll find that your experience is fun and cheery — the best way to bring life into the world! 

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