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All the joy and wonder of pregnancy is happening for the first time and it marks the transition in your life between without-a-child and Mommy. Whether you end up with one or five kids, this is the only “first.” So be greedy, grab with both hands and shovel in as much of these wonderful experiences as you possibly can. You’ll never have another first pregnancy!
Moments to treasure…
The ability to rest when you need to and sleep in when you can. If another pregnancy is in your future, it’s unlikely that you’ll have the freedom to pamper yourself like you can now. (You’ll be taking care of another little one!)
The opportunity to spend quality, uninterrupted time with your husband. See above.
The physical changes. Some are surprising, some are fun, and some may have you groping for your phone in the middle of the night to call your doctor. Still others may have you and your husband rolling on the floor with laughter. You might feel kind of strange sometimes or you might feel perfectly normal for nine months (except for all the internal gymnastics and increased waist line) or you might feel like that stretchy super hero mom in The Incredibles! Whatever you feel, treasure it. It’s all a sign that a life is growing in you–for the very first time!
All the fussing and attention you receive. When I was pregnant with my first child, a friend gave me this advice and predicted, good-naturedly, “you’ll never be fussed over like this again!” She was right! While friends, family and even strangers shared our joy and anticipation of the next three children, I was never again the focus of so much attention as I was during that first pregnancy. Soak it up!
The extra curves. I think this is self-explanatory! If not, ask your husband.
I can’t wait to hear about what you enjoy the most as your baby grows!