7 Things I Can't Wait to Do After Giving Birth

Jsushi tattoo wineessica Simpson, who may or may not have already had her baby, recently said that one of the things she's most looking forward to after giving birth was getting back into high heels. Yeah? That's what you're looking forward to, Jess? As a fellow super pregnant lady, I can whole-heartedly say: Not I. High heels are about the furthest thing from my mind right now. I mean, they're cool and it'll be nice to wear them again, but at this very moment, practically nine months in, all I can think about are these seven things.

(Besides, you know, having a baby.)


Sleeping on my g.d. stomach. After holding my baby girl for the first time, the most gorgeous, exciting thing for me is going to be rolling on to my stomach for the first time. I literally fantasize about it and actually considered cutting a hole in my mattress about a month ago. Oh, to not lay on my stupid side! I've only got about a week left now, though, so I guess I'll suck it up.

Sushi. I've never been, like, obsessed with sushi before, but ever since I got pregnant -- ever since it was forbidden from me -- it's all I've wanted. I've had a few veggie rolls here and there, but it's just not the same.

Deli meat. Okay, I've always been obsessed with turkey sandwiches. Before getting pregnant, I literally brought one to work every day. I've spent more money going out to lunch during this pregnancy than I care to know. (Salads are so annoying to make!)

Wine, champagne, anything. Obvious? Yes. But couldn't be more true. What can I say, I'm a cliche.

Not having to pee constantly. I know, I've heard it: Your bladder's just not the same after giving birth. But you know what? I don't care. There's no way I'm going to have to use the bathroom this often after my daughter is born. I literally get up, then have to sit back down. How is that possible? (TMI?)

The stressing and the waiting will be over. Of course I'm excited to meet the little being that's been growing inside of me for nine months, but I also am nervous. I can't remember the last time I didn't have a slight sense of nerve-wracking anxiety in the back of my mind. And they always say, the waiting is the worst part, right?

Being a little more reckless with my body. As of now, I have no plans to run out and get tatted up, but it'll be nice to ... just think about things less, you know? If I want to take a hot shower -- a piping hot shower -- I can. If I want to dye my hair platinum blonde, whatever. And if I accidentally use something with salicylic acid, oh well!

I know it's not going to be all stomach-sleeping, wine-filled nights after my baby's born, but in some ways (I said some!), things will be just a little bit easier. And that'll be nice.

What are you looking forward to/did you look forward to after giving birth?

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