17 (million) things I’m enjoying about not being pregnant

Pregnant me and J

I’m no longer pregnant! Hallelujah!

It was no secret I was a grumpy pregnant lady and I’ll be the first to admit it, so you can imagine how glad I am to be past it. Of course, having a newborn and a toddler and recovering from a pregnancy and birth has its own set of difficulties but at least I’m free of the majority of that oversized football-stomach. Happily for the Beard, this means my grumpiness has gone as well. (Enter the hormones, but that’s a totally different blog post!).

Having said that, here are a few things I’m enjoying about not being pregnant (in no particular order):

  • Tying my shoelaces
  • Seeing my feet (and *cough cough* other body parts)
  • Having human-sized breasts
  • Lying on my stomach
  • Leaving the house without worrying about where the closest toilet is
  • Sleeping without waking up to go to the toilet every 20 minutes
  • Saving on toilet paper
  • Spending my life savings on things other than Gaviscon
  • Going for walks without needing a nap and a snack
  • Wearing pants
  • Relinquishing my designated driver status
  • Bumping into everything with my tummy
  • Picking up my firstborn without worrying a baby will fall out my uterus
  • Being able to eat everything anything
  • Not worrying what will happen when I sneeze
  • Remembering why I walked into a room (ok jokes, that one’s going to stick with me for a while)

I’m sure there are loads more but mombrain has most certainly replaced preggybrain – plus sleep deprivation is in full swing over here. Oh the joys of being a mother 🙂

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