There are so many wonderful things about being pregnant, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t days when I long to be able to eat, drink, or do things that I could prior to being pregnant. I know that my ability to not enjoy these things is only temporary, and on the days that I miss certain things I remind myself that the short term sacrifice that I’m making will without question be worth it in the long run.
So what am I currently missing?
If you have been following me on Instagram for awhile now, it should be no surprise that I’m a huge fan of sushi, and this is the number one food that I’ve been missing now that I’m pregnant. Preston has already promised that once we’re home from the hospital that take out sushi will be one of my first meals at home.
I was doing really well with not missing wine until last week when the glass of wine that Preston was drinking smelled really good. The buttery smell of the Chardonnay in his wine glass made me long for a glass of wine myself. And although there are mixed ideas on whether or not a glass of wine here and there is safe for baby, we’ve decided to err on the side of caution and I won’t be drinking any wine while pregnant.
3. Deli Meat
Although I’m not a huge sandwich fan, one of my favorite quick and easy meals is a chef salad with deli meat on the top of it. Just as there is with wine, there’s mixed ideas on whether or not deli meat is safe for baby, but again, we’ve decided that its best to not take the risk so I won’t be making any chef salads with deli meat until after the baby is born.
4. My regular clothes
Although some of my regular clothes still fit, each week as my belly starts to grow more I’m realizing that more of my regular clothes either don’t fit or just aren’t comfortable anymore. Although clothes shopping is generally fun, shopping for maternity clothes is anything but fun, partly because I’m petite on top and petite maternity clothes are pretty much nonexistent. I either walk into a fitting room at a store with my arms full of clothes to try on, or order a bundle of clothes online, and wind up only keeping one or two items most of the time.
5. Amusement Park Rides
Okay, this isn’t something I’m exactly missing yet, but I know that when we’re at Disney World next month I’ll be wishing that I could go on some of my favorite rides, like Space Mountain and Tower of Terror. Thankfully, I’ll still be able to enjoy some of my other favorites, including Soarin’ and Its a Small World.
QOTD: For those of you who have carried a baby, what did you miss most while pregnant? For those of you who haven’t carried a baby, what do you think you would miss most while pregnant?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!