Find the happy! 20 reasons celebrate your pregnancy!
20 GUILT-FREE EATING We’re not saying eat for two all day, every day, but this is the one time in your life you can indulge in a few cravings. You need the extra calories (about 350 more of them a day at this stage of pregnancy), and it’s not like you’re getting them from your nightcap!
19 NEW SHOES
As your belly grows, you may not feel like buying clothing for your awkward shape, especially if you just have to lose all that weight (and your new wardrobe) in a few months anyway. But your new shoes will last nine months and beyond. In fact, many women go up a shoe size permanently after they’ve had a baby. Cue an entirely new stock of shoes...
18 YOU’RE SUDDENLY BEING STARED AT. A LOT
It’s great if you love attention – and it instantly disappears the minute your baby is here, when you may as well cease to exist for all you’ll get noticed, so enjoy it while you can. It’s also excellent practice for when you’re a parent. That’s when you are forced to tuck your inhibitions in as you encounter tantrums in shopping centres, hungry babies who want to be breastfed in public – or simply an invitation to answer a toy telephone (and you will answer it!). It’s never too late to have a happy childhood, so ditch the shyness and enjoy yours, this time.
17 YOU’RE A MAGICIAN
By the end of pregnancy you’ve created an extra litre and a half of blood out of nothing. 16 GREAT HAIR! Some lucky preggos receive thick, shiny hair that grows and grows and GROWS while pregnant.