50 Reasons to Have a Baby

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Last week, I wrote a post on 50 reasons not to have a baby. Truth be told, I wrote it for myself just as much as anyone else because I suffer constant baby fever and it's always nice to be reminded of the hard stuff. To even things out, (and prove that I do actually enjoy parts of this gig), I thought it would be nice to list 50 reasons for having a baby. Well, 50 reasons for you to have a baby. I'm done.

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  1. Eating for two.
  2. Maternity jeans.
  3. Baby kicks.
  4. The fun of being able to say "I'm not expecting" when asked how far along you are.
  5. Justified naps.
  6. Not worrying about birth control.
  7. Hearing the heartbeat for the first time.
  8. Parking in "Expectant Mother" parking spaces.
  9. Boobs!
  10. Not having to suck in your gut.
  11. The fact that nobody picks a fight with the pregnant woman.
  12. Having an excuse for flakiness.
  13. Not having a period for nine months.
  14. Having your husband cater to your every whim.
  15. The epidural.
  16. Getting to stay in a hospital for 48 hours. (Of course, this is only appealing if you have other children at home.)
  17. The first shower after delivery.
  18. Announcing the arrival on Facebook.
  19. People bring you meals!
  20. And help you with laundry!
  21. And want to make your life easier!
  22. That first precious Halloween costume.
  23. Introducing them to their new big sister or brother.
  24. Teeny, tiny baby toes.
  25. Maternity leave.
  26. Sweet baby giggles.
  27. Shopping for baby clothes.
  28. Then dressing them up!
  29. Cute baby butts in little baby baths.
  30. Soft newborn hair.
  31. The fact that they don’t talk back ... yet.
  32. Using your post-pregnancy body changes as an excuse to buy a new wardrobe.
  33. Baby fingers.
  34. Catching up on all of the TV you missed over the last 10 years.
  35. That precious first smile.
  36. Having people ask to hold the baby verses having them run away from your kids.
  37. The ability to transfer sleeping child seamlessly.
  38. Sweet smelling baby skin.
  39. Pregnancy horniness.
  40. The cuteness of baby hiccups.
  41. Little booties.
  42. Presents!
  43. Funny baby facial expressions, like when they’re pooping.
  44. Having an excuse to be unshowered.
  45. The ability to turn down invites to family functions for at least three months.
  46. The excitement of their first steps.
  47. Tiny baby ears.
  48. The heart-stopping moment the first time they say “mama”.
  49. Catching sweet moments on camera and showing them off.
  50. You get a baby. Lucky you!

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Stephanie Bernaba

I'm still on board with the other list, but I did have a dream last night that we were trying for a fourth. I think I need to stop reading this stuff!!

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

#36 made me LOL! Dam kids ha

littl... littlebabybliss

An epidural should not be on the list, especially with all the health risks associated. Not only to the mama, but also baby. Everyone, know your facts and do your research. Just sayin.

Rebec... Rebecca7708

Love this! I'm going to show this to my husband, who is still on the fence about a 3rd baby.

bingo... bingogurl

when they get older, THEY do the chores!! Its so nice having 4 kids - less housework for me to do!

roxy1... roxy1stmommy

This may not be for one for everyone but I miss breastfeeding.

Another one: Being the most popular person at the party.

Yasmin Yasmin

When they go from the teenage pain in the butts, to asking you to spend time with you and cuddling up with you! Teenagers aren't always difficult, they can be the most wonderful friends you can have if they respect you.

teal.... teal.blaze

So why is an epidural a reason TO have a baby? First, you wouldn't even WANT one if not for painful labor, but they are dangerous to both mom & baby. Not only that, I had that and a spinal (emergnecy c-section) and could feel where they put the needle for MONTHS after labor, and it was kind of painful.

nonmember avatar lys

My husband and I always go back and forth about whether we want children and reading things like this make me feel like we would be missing out by not having children. I am 25 and he is 29 so we are kind of at the age where we are debating it. We both love children but the responsibility of raising a child is scary to us; we don't want to mess this up! I graduate from college in a year, so maybe it wouldn't feel so scary after that. Has anyone else ever felt like this?

teal.... teal.blaze

Now to add a few of my own:

That first smile/giggle

The first time baby says "mama"

Baby snoring

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