I have to admit, it took me a while to start this particular post.
Honestly, I was worried that posting about how much I enjoyed my first pregnancy would upset some women!
When I was pregnant with my first born, I had some women that had a bad taste towards me because I was enjoying my pregnancy.
Now, I understand not every woman has a great pregnancy and I’ve met a few women that didn’t enjoy being pregnant at all.
No judgement one way or the other ladies! I say be proud of your pregnancy which ever way it played out!
Reason being, in my eyes, I see you being strong mama. You are strong for just having carried a child, for any amount of time!
I hope there is no harsh feelings towards myself or others that enjoyed their pregnancies. Because, everyone is different and not every pregnancy is easy!
Anyways, for me personally, I absolutely LOVED my pregnancy.
I did also have some hard times with my pregnancy, but that is rabbit hole for another time!
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But, overall, my good reasons outweighed the any of the hard times over and over again.
Maybe that’s because I try to look at the good things and believe that everything happens for a reason, I’m not totally sure.
But what I am sure about, is that there were MANY reasons why I loved my first pregnancy!
My second pregnancy has been a bit different this time around to say the least! Again, another rabbit hole for another time!
Why I Loved My First Pregnancy!
God Answered My Prayers
I know God already has everything planned out the way things are suppose to be played out, but I still prayed for something very specific.
And that was to have a baby girl before the age of 30.
I know that is really specific and kind of crazy to some people. But it was something I truly dreamed of.
I remember even telling God that if he didn’t have it in his plans for me to have a baby before the age of 30, I was going to make it happen myself! Adopt a baby girl, single or not!
Once again, a bit crazy! But I don’t care, it’s the truth!
Let’s just say, that God had it in his plans and answered my prayers. I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl by the age of 29.
So just knowing this, I was VERY delighted throughout my entire pregnancy!
My Heart Ached
I know that doesn’t sound like a reason to love being pregnant, but my heart ached for other mothers. For the Mama’s that have lost their children, had miscarriages or wanting to become a Mama and for some reason were not able to.
I could not even bare to imagine the heartache that those Mama’s have had to go through, nor would I ever want to imagine because I don’t know how I would handle those possibilities myself.
Yet those Mama’s have handled it all and I hold those Mama’s up through and through for their everlasting strength. I pray for these Mama’s every chance I get.
So, when I had become pregnant, I knew I had been blessed and did not want to take anything for granted.
Once again, I knew it was in God’s hands what was going to happen throughout my pregnancy.
So whatever was to happen, I promised myself that I was going to enjoy every moment that I had.
I Learned So Much
I have always been around kids and babies, so how different could this be?!
Well, when I was opening gifts during my baby shower and said out loud, “What’s this?” Come to realize, it was burp towels, I was mortified!
I found out quickly I had A LOT to learn!
I noticed that there were SO many different options! There was like, 40 different choices for a breast pump! It became overwhelming!
So, figuring out what we needed for this baby was almost like a second job! I was obsessed with researching reviews, products, reading other blogs on first time pregnancies and talking to other Mama’s on what they found was most important for them.
For myself personally, I didn’t feel as thought we needed a ton for a newborn baby. Much of the stuff we received, we didn’t even have time to use. Diapers, wipes, onsies, burp clothes, baby wash, breast pump and just a few other things. But mainly, I didn’t feel we needed a TON for the newborn.
I had gotten the Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump and it worked great for the entire year that I pumped. AND I will be pulling this baby back out for baby number 2!
I would DEFINITELY recommend pumping right away, especially if you are planning on heading back to work in a few months and still planning to breastfeed. If you have found that you have not been able to stock up on freezing your breast milk, then head on over to read Are My Breasts Producing Enough Milk For Breastfeeding?
I go over how to know if you are producing enough breast milk for your little one, reasons why you might not be producing enough and different ways to help fix it to become a breastfeeding machine!
Eat With No Judgement
I think that you should be able to eat with no judgement ANYWAYS!
Although, with being a personal trainer at the time of my first pregnancy, I was always held up to some stupid outstanding standard that I NEVER ate anything bad.
I still didn’t eat horribly bad during my pregnancy, but I did allow myself to enjoy a bit more food, just spread out more throughout the day. I wasn’t able to eat large meals because I became full very quickly.
But if I wanted a burger, dammit, I enjoyed a burger!
I ate so much more than people liked to believe in the first place. But apparently nobody bats an eye about what you are eating when you are pregnant, even if you are a fitness trainer!
I Had A Purpose
Truthfully, before becoming a Mama, I did not know my purpose in life or even felt that I was making a difference at all. Becoming pregnant, I now was responsible for another human being. I know had a purpose for the rest of my life. Forever and ever!
I was going to be a mother and no matter what I was to anyone else in the world, I was going to do my very best to be the best Mama to this baby.
Now I got the chance to buy clothes, toys, shoes and goodies for someone else! Sounds silly, but I was so excited for that to happen!
A Whole New Understanding
It’s so hard to understand FULLY when a Mama talks about the feeling of having a baby in their belly or their labor pains or that when you are in the worst mood ever possible and just looking at your child melts everything away.
You can have empathy and definitely feelings towards what they are explaining.
Although, it truly is hard to really understand unless you have gone through it. And I honestly believe that for any situation!
I thought I could understand where Mama’s were coming from, but then I got pregnant. Now I REALLY knew what they had been talking about.
Like, “Ohhhhhhhh!!! I get it!”
Just like in any situation, you may have empathy, sadness or even sweet loving feelings towards what someone is talking about, but until you actually EXPERIENCE IT, then it’s a whole new ball game.
The Take Away
What I wrote about above were some pretty big reasons why I loved my first pregnancy. Of course, there were so many other reasons as well, like the kicks, feeling the baby move and watching the ultrasounds.
To recap, I do believe that women are the strongest individuals on earth whether you’ve carried a child or not.
If you are currently pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, I pray that you have a safe, healthy and wonderful pregnancy! I pray that you get to enjoy every moment Mama!
For the Mama’s that have already have gone through your pregnancies, I pray that you had wonderful pregnancies! I hope you got to enjoy every moment even the crazy moments as well!
To all the Mama’s that have gone through the hardships of pregnancies, my heart goes out to you forever and always. I can understand that someone else’s love towards you and your situations will never ever fill that hole in your heart. But you are the strongest women out of us all and I pray for you.
And finally! Feel free to share your stories with me or ask any questions! I believe we are stronger together and plus, I love to get to know my readers! You guys give me ideas on what YOU would like to read as well!
You got this mama!