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16 Totally Real Things Every Mom Misses About Being Pregnant

It wasn't all aches and pains.

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1. Feeling the baby kick for the first time, and every time after that, too.

There was absolutely nothing like feeling your baby move inside you. And, oh, the overwhelming feels when you realized they were responding to your voice.
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There was absolutely nothing like feeling your baby move inside you. And, oh, the overwhelming feels when you realized they were responding to your voice.

2. That shiny, luscious hair that only a pregnant woman can have.

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It was a great hair day everyday B.C. (before childbirth). But somehow no one warned you of the dark, dark times to come.

3. The clothes. Those amazing, comfortable, FORGIVING maternity clothes.

Raise your hand if you still rock those expandable waist leggings with no shame, tho. (emphatically raises hand)
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Raise your hand if you still rock those expandable waist leggings with no shame, tho. (emphatically raises hand)

4. Glowing. Just freakin' glowing.

And "glowing" was an understatement. You were like your own damn Instagram filter and totally unbothered by it.
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And "glowing" was an understatement. You were like your own damn Instagram filter and totally unbothered by it.

5. Taking belly pics for social media.

It was fun keeping your friends posted on what food represented your baby's size, and also, how amazing you looked preggers!
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It was fun keeping your friends posted on what food represented your baby's size, and also, how amazing you looked preggers!

6. Seeing your OB all the time.

Be honest, you guys had basically become besties, and leaving the hospital felt a lot like a breakup.
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Be honest, you guys had basically become besties, and leaving the hospital felt a lot like a breakup.

7. The first-class parking spots. Sniff.

TBH, you're still recovering from that first postpartum shopping trip when you spent twenty minutes circling the parking lot.
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TBH, you're still recovering from that first postpartum shopping trip when you spent twenty minutes circling the parking lot.

8. And all the help from friends, strangers, and everyone ever.

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People were jumping at the chance to open your doors, carry your bags, or update your Facebook status for you, and all you had to do was exist and look pregnant.

9. The marathon napping sessions.

You napped like a goddamn champion when you were pregnant and these days, your "sleep", for lack of a better word that means no sleep, is a lot shorter and a lot lighter.
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You napped like a goddamn champion when you were pregnant and these days, your "sleep", for lack of a better word that means no sleep, is a lot shorter and a lot lighter.

10. The eating like there's no tomorrow....or day after tomorrow even.

I mean, you were growing a whole entire human being in there, so yeah. All the foods please.
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I mean, you were growing a whole entire human being in there, so yeah. All the foods please.

11. Getting all the attention...or just any at all.

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You weren't complaining when people were fawning all over you and your preggo belly, and now it's all about the kids. Now you know how your partner feels, and you're totally not here for it.

12. Buying ALL THE THINGS.

So what if the baby didn't need most of them, you were nesting and you didn't care who knew it.
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So what if the baby didn't need most of them, you were nesting and you didn't care who knew it.

13. The foot rubs, massages, and general pampering from your partner.

Sure, your partner might still pamper you, but there's no pampering like when you're pregnant.
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Sure, your partner might still pamper you, but there's no pampering like when you're pregnant.

14. Not having a period at all and btw, you were totally okay with that.

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It was such an awesome period of time (ha!) without Aunt Flo, and TBH, you were a little bummed when she came back, amirite?

15. Being able to use pregnancy as an excuse for, well, everything.

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"I can't do the dishes, I'm pregnant."

16. And having a physical connection with your baby that no one else can.

But the good news is, even though you have to share your kiddo with the rest of the world now, there's no bond that will ever replace yours. You invested nine months into it, after all!
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But the good news is, even though you have to share your kiddo with the rest of the world now, there's no bond that will ever replace yours. You invested nine months into it, after all!

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