Month five

Find the happy! 20 rea­sons cel­e­brate your preg­nancy!

Your Pregnancy - - Contents -

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.

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