1. I can sleep on my stomach without having my belly in the way. Well, I guess now my ginormous boobs are in the way but… you know where I’m going with this! 😉
2. I can stretch as hard as I want without worrying about pulling a muscle. I kept getting charley-horse cramps so I wasn’t able to stretch for months. It’s the little things.
3. No fatigue. Even with a newborn, pregnancy fatigue was far worse for me. Even though I’m barely getting by on sleep these days, I do not miss those 3 hour marathon naps that would overtake me on a whim.
4. I can run errands for hours in this Caribbean heat without feeling winded.
5. I don’t have to worry about my belly bumping into things or knocking things over.
6. I don’t get those “Wow. You are damn huge!” stares anymore.
7. No more daily worries about getting stretchmarks. Thankfully, I didn’t get any. Woohoo!
8. No more worries about increasing weight gain and wondering when it will ever stop! I gained roughly 42 pounds…
9. I pretty much suffered from Braxton-Hicks contractions since my 2nd trimester but they became quite painful as I neared the finish line. It was difficult to sit without my belly getting rock hard. I do NOT miss this.
10. Now I have a new host of newborn worries of, “Is he eating enough? Eating too much? Does he feel warm? What’s that gurgling noise he’s making? Why does he scream every time he farts? Should I change his diaper before or after his feeding?” However, at least he’s out and in my arms. 🙂 I can see him, feel him and love him with every fiber of my being! When he was in my belly, I was always worried about something going wrong or him getting tangled in his umbilical cord. No more of that!