I'm linking up with Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar for the Friday Five link-up! Their theme today is Five "Good" Things (since it's Good Friday, after all!), and I think this post can fall under that topic :)
1. I WILL NOT miss...all of the attention.
I have never felt more "noticed" in my life than when I'm pregnant! Sure, some of the attention has been nice (more people have held the door for me, I did get two free donuts at Dunkin', etc.), but sometimes it's a little overwhelming!
2. I WILL NOT miss...having an excuse to eat whatever/be lazy.
I'm sure this sounds really weird to most people. You're probably thinking, "isn't having an excuse to eat anything you want and sit around a good thing??" Well, I've certainly used this free pass over the last month or two, and surprisingly, I really haven't liked the results!!!
Sure, it's been fun to eat more sweets, but I've just felt a lot more sluggish and tired lately. A break from exercising has made my afternoons a lot less jam-packed, but I've gained weight in my face, arms, and legs that I wasn't gaining earlier on in my pregnancy. Plus, I've actually missed exercising! I cannot WAIT to get back to running and returning to my gym classes (when I'm cleared, of course).
While I know I could choose not use to it as an excuse, I have. I'm looking forward to not having that crutch to lean on when trying to make healthy choices.
3. I WILL NOT miss...the swollen feet, ankles, and fingers.
4. I WILL NOT miss...being unable to turn, bend down, or get out of a chair properly.
I've had a hard time with this because I'm a pretty independent person. I had to get Joe to buckle my shoes for his graduation because I couldn't bend down far enough, and I really didn't like it! I've had to rely on passengers (when I have them) to check my blind spot while driving because it's so hard to turn. Getting up from the couch or a low-sitting chair is embarrassing because it's not so easy to do! I'm ready to be "independent" and able to do the simple things I'm used to doing with ease again!!
5. I WILL NOT miss...the uncertainty relating to pregnancy.
And a bonus to end on a really positive note...
6. I WILL NOT miss...not knowing my baby!
Sure, I've felt him/her move around for quite a while, but I don't know the gender and I don't know what he/she looks like! While we've gotten some sneak peeks thanks to ultrasound images, I'm so looking forward to meeting Baby Fish that I really won't miss not "knowing" him/her. I'm also so excited to find out if it's a boy or a girl!
So, those are some things I will not miss about being pregnant. Baby Fish, you are more than welcome to join us in this world whenever you want (preferably sooner rather than later)!! We're excitedly anxious to have you, and mommy is excited to not be pregnant anymore :)
Question for you: Moms or moms-to-be: what do you/will you NOT miss about being pregnant? Everyone else: What are you NOT missing right now?