May 24, 2013

PCOS to Pregnacy: I feel my best when pregnant, do you?

There are some people that don't do well with pregnancy. They hate it. Me? I'm the total opposite. I love being pregnant. Of course, every pregnancy is different and I've only done it one time, but my last experience was awesome. From the moment I found I was pregnant until the day I gave birth, I loved every minute. I never suffered with morning sickness, swollen ankles, or contractions (until I was actually in labor).

I have never felt more comfortable in my body than I did during those 40 weeks. When I was 8 weeks pregnant my husband took me shopping for maternity clothes. I didn't really need them yet, but it was nice to be able to pass off that little bit of pudge as a baby bump. I stuck the little pregnancy pillow from the store under the shirt and beamed. Finally! I was finally pregnant after such a long battle with infertility. I was so happy! I spent the rest of the pregnancy beaming at how wonderful life was. I loved my growing belly. Sure, I got lots of annoying comments..."you may want to stay out of the fridge"...."are you sure it's not twins?"..."when are you due?"...but truthfully, once I got over how ignorant people can be, I was in heaven.

It also helped that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 21 weeks and had to eat healthy the rest of my pregnancy. I gained in baby weight, but lost in fat! While the diet was an adjustment at first, I know it was better for both me and my growing baby to limit my sugar. For someone who loves carbs and sweets, it was tough, but I did it and looked great!

I was also one of those lucky people that the pounds melted off while nursing. I loved my body while nursing. I'm one of those unlucky women in the bra department, but while nursing, I finally had something to fill out my cup size! So when I quit nursing, my bras quickly became too big and the pounds seemed to attach to my stomach and thighs overnight.

All this is just another reason I'm longing to be pregnant. I miss loving my body. In the mean time, I'm trying to choose healthy food options over junk, but really I'm just hoping I'll get pregnant very soon. I want to adore that bulging belly and of course, I would love to pull out my bigger bras again.

Are you like me and love yourself when pregnant or is pregnancy not one of your favorite things?

I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.


Now, that I'm finally finished with school, I can actually comment on blogs. ;) Overall, pregnancy was "easy" for me too. Though, I did have swollen ankles/feet. I did not have MS, contractions until I was in labor, etc. I also did not have gestational diabetes.