Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Top Ten

This pregnancy has definitely been harder than the first one which I think is often the case. Other mamas I've talked to definitely agree that carrying one little one in your belly is tiring enough, but doing that while you're chasing another one around is exhausting. I feel like I've spent a lot of time complaining lately so this post is dedicated to the top ten things I'm enjoying about being pregnant this time around :)

Here goes...

1. Sharing the experience with Paxton. This is my number one for sure! It has been so much fun talking to Paxton about his new sibling and having him cuddle and kiss to my belly.
2. My walks. Last time, I was able to continue running until a few weeks before my due date, but it's been much harder with this pregnancy. I'd really been letting that bother me, but I'm starting to embrace it and realize that slowing down isn't a bad thing. I have had some of the most relaxing and peaceful walks lately. Pax, Baby Angel, and I have been enjoying springtime and it's wonderful!
3. No back aches this time. Hopefully, I didn't just jinx it
4. Not knowing if Baby Angel is a boy or a girl. It has been lots of fun keeping this a surprise and imagining what it will be like both ways. Definitely fun to do things a little differently this time.
5. Being pregnant in the spring. All the new life ducks, tulips starting to blossom, green grass, wildflowers...yes, all that silliness actually makes this pregnant thing seem festive and fun :)
6. Knowing that this little one will have an amazing big brother waiting to meet him.
7. Not having to make so many decisions. Last time it seemed like we had to decide so many things like where we'd have the baby, what pediatrician we'd use, vaccines, where the baby would sleep, etc... Things are so much simpler since we invested so much energy last time.
8. Having an active baby in my belly. This little one is a kicker for sure. While sometimes it's pretty darn uncomfortable, the *constant* reminders of the new life growing inside my belly are hard to beat.
9. Swimming! I didn't get a chance to try this out last time, but it's true that swimming when you're pregnant is wonderful.
10. Knowing that when this pregnancy is over, I will be holding a sweet, new life in my arms :)

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