While I am of course most looking forward to meeting and getting to know the baby; to his first smile, first words and first steps; there are a few things completely unrelated to baby that I have been missing as of late, namely:
Being able to shave my legs without having Braxton-Hicks contractions.
Drinking a glass of wine with my meal in a restaurant (I always feel like people will judge me if I do this).
Sleeping on my stomach!!
Sleeping without a body pillow between me and J.
Being able to roll over in bed without feeling like a beached whale.
Being able to breathe while I’m bent over to lace up my shoes.
Fitting into my shoes.
Pushing my limits at the gym.
Seeing my abs.
Going out in public without constantly worrying that my belly is peeking out from the bottom of my shirt.
Going out in public without complete strangers feeling compelled to rub my belly (though I’m sure they’ll want to manhandle the baby instead, which will probably drive me even crazier).
Getting into my SUV without having to gracelessly launch myself up onto the seat.
Getting out of J’s car without a pulley system.
Having an “innie” bellybutton.
Trimming my nails weekly (instead of thrice weekly).
Not having to repeatedly tell every stranger I interact with when I’m due, how excited I am, that we do know the gender, what the gender is, that we’ve decided on a name, and that no, we are not telling what it is.
Knowing that feeling like I have to use the washroom means I really do; not that someone is merely exerting pressure on my bladder.
Having enough space in my stomach to eat a good pound of meat in one sitting
On a serious note, though, the pregnancy has been a truly awesome experience. I have loved almost every minute of it, and I really have nothing to complain about!