Even though I gained 44 pounds (albeit, mostly in my ass and face) and got a lot of stretch marks, I miss it.
I miss the special feeling I woke with every morning, knowing my sweet little baby was growing inside my belly.
I miss the baby kicks. (To be fair, Lulu still kicks me all the time. She also has a mean backhand.) Feeling an inside kick for the first time. The friendly little Hello! I'd get while sitting at my desk.
I miss the belly. All the belly rubs, the awkward and the welcomed. Casey's hand gravitating to my belly with pride. Watching little body parts poke out.
I miss the unknown. Being pregnant, especially for the first time, is like waiting for Christmas morning. The excitement builds with each day, until you finally get to open the best present ever.
If you are newly pregnant, I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months. I hope that you will savor each and every minute, even when you're uncomfortable, sweating and oozing, because this time will fly by. And once baby is here, your life will forever be on fast forward.
And if you're a fellow new momma, do you miss being pregnant yet?