Nifty·Posted on Jan 5, 201429 Unexpectedly Awesome Things About Being PregnantYou get more than just a baby out of it.by Heather SpohrBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You get to tell people! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC / Via wifflegif.com In most cases this is joyous news, and the reactions are incredibly positive and heartening. 2. Your breasts look amazing. NBC / Via blog.urbanoutfitters.com Breasts enlarge as milk ducts fill early in your pregnancy, preparing your body to feed the baby. Flaunt 'em while ya got 'em! 3. Everyone is nice to you. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via sadanduseless.com From your partner to strangers on the subway, it's like your belly causes an allergic reaction of pleasantness from everyone you encounter. 4. Two words: stretchy pants. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via youtube.com 5. You get sneak peaks of the little person inside of you. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via gifsoup.com OMFG IT'S MOVING! 6. Your skin glows. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via blahbethany.com Increased blood flow in your body contributes to those rosy cheeks. 7. People take great care of you. Dmitry Melnikov / Via shutterstock.com Everyone wants to fluff your pillow, bring you a drink, massage your feet — let them look after you before you have to start looking after a baby. 8. Feeling the baby move. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via reddit.com It's sort of like that famous scene from Alien, but in the best possible way. 9. You have a built-in table. NBC / Via monicageller.com And it's so conveniently located! 10. You can daydream about the future. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF SoulPancake / Via cc-studios.tumblr.com Your baby's totally going to be president. 11. Your hair is amazing. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dove Hair / Via youtube.com An uptick in estrogen extends the hair growth cycle, giving your hair lots of volume. 12. You get to keep secrets — or blab them. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via breatheheavy.com You are the keeper of highly desirable information (the baby's sex, name, etc.), and you and your partner get to decide if you want to tell any of it. 13. You become a better breakdancer. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via 300bps.org Everyone can do this, right? 14. You are eating to GAIN weight. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF E! Entertainment / Via cash4fame.com A typical pregnant woman needs 350–450 additional calories PER DAY. So go ahead, eat that full-fat frozen yogurt. 15. Your dreams are crazy. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Gramercy Pictures / Via blog.nastygal.com Hormones + increased need for sleep = craziest acid-free trip ever 16. You grow long, strong nails. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV / Via fora.mtv.ca Hormones and prenatal vitamins do wonders for your talons. Time for some (well-ventilated) nail art! 17. You have an awesome prop for sight gags. Via moms.mylifetime.com In another month that ball will be regulation size. 18. You get to shop till you drop. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney / Via upabovetheworldtoday.blogspot.com Shopping for maternity clothes, shopping for baby supplies, so much shopping! 19. Napping is practically required. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC / Via survivingcollege.com And you can be like, "Don't mind me, just makin' a baby with my eyes closed." 20. You get to decorate a nursery. Via our-olive-tree.blogspot.com No matter the budget, decorating a space that you and your baby will spend countless hours in is seriously fun. 21. The sex is amazing. Elena Vasilchenko / Via shutterstock.com A variety of factors, including more blood flow to the genitals, increase sensitivity, so go on, hot mama, do your thang. 22. You get to track your growing bump. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via faithforafamily.blogspot.com One week you're like, "I don't feel any bigger!" and the next week, BAM. 23. You have an excuse for everything. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount / Via reactiongifs.com Forget to send an important email? Pregnancy brain! Didn't clean the house? It's OK, you're pregnant! Too tired to attend that dinner? No worries, you made a human all day! 24. You get to spend time with people you love. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via victorious.wikia.com New babies are a wonderful reason to gather people together. 25. All the cool gear. Universal Pictures / Via blogs.amctv.com Baby gear gets cooler by the minute, even if you don't quite understand what it's all for. 26. You get to name a human. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Reuben Fischer-Baum / Via theatlantic.com But with great power comes great responsibility. No pressure or anything. 27. You're extra motivated to take great care of yourself. Via khabmama.ru Every decision you make about your diet and fitness affects you AND a tiny person who relies on you to make good choices. 28. You get to feel like a god, because you are creating LIFE. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via s1.zetaboards.com All in a day's work for you and your lady parts. 29. You're never alone. Via Flickr: plasticcandy The baby is always with you, starting a bond that will last for the rest of your lives. Are you a parent-to-be looking for a little help figuring things out? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter!