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Other than the fact that you're growing a child inside your uterus, most of the stuff people talk about in regards to pregnancy is a bit on the negative side. You know, the weight gain, the lack of being able to guzzle back a glass of wine or two each night, the hemorrhoids, morning sickness, and so on and so forth.

But when you step back and think about it for a second, pregnancy is actually pretty freakin' amazeballs -- or at least there are certain parts of it we should probably be celebrating instead of whining and complaining over and over again.

And while I might be a tad biased, because I had a pretty great and easy pregnancy, something tells me every mom has at least a few things she looks back on fondly during the long nine months she surrendered her body to another human being.

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On that note, here are 25 pretty wonderful things about being pregnant.

25 amazing things about being pregnant

  1. Nobody looks at you and thinks, "Gee. She's obviously had a few too many good meals lately." When you're preggo, the number going up on the scale is a good thing.
  2. Going to bed at 7 p.m. is perfectly acceptable, if not encouraged.
  3. You're a walking sympathy ad. People can't help but offer you their seat, open your door, help you carry things, etc.
  4. Your boobs get HUGE. And it rocks.
  5. You can eat whatever you want (except the forbidden stuff) whenever you want. I double dog dare anyone to say something to you about it.
  6. You're practically expected to be lazy. Go ahead and put your feet up and read Hollywood trash magazines all day. No one will fault you for it.
  7. Since you keep getting bigger, you have to go shopping all the time for new clothes that fit. Valid excuse to spend money = kick ass.
  8. The special reserved parking spot for pregnant women at the grocery store. Nuff said.
  9. When you call in sick to work, no one will question whether or not you're actually driving the porcelain bus.
  10. Your husband is extra nice and attentive to you. (And if he's not, you can tell him off without sounding like a bitch.)
  11. People tell you how great you look. All the time.
  12. "I don't feel like it" or "I'm too tired" are totally legit excuses for not working out.
  13. Unless you're really passionate about it, you don't have to work out at all.
  14. You don't have to worry about whether or not your skinny jeans are going to fit after splurging on fast food.
  15. Requesting a foot massage is not only no big deal, it's also a necessity.
  16. You have doctors appointments all the time, which means you get out of work way more often than if you weren't pregnant.
  17. People throw you parties with lots of presents and cake -- and it's not even your birthday.
  18. Your skinny friends don't make you feel like a failure anymore. They're not pregnant, so you win by default.
  19. Flip-flops are considered acceptable footwear for ANY occasion.
  20. You get to wear pants with an elastic waist every single day.
  21. No one will ever accuse you of showing too much cleavage. You can't help it that you've gone up three cup sizes. It's the baby's fault.
  22. You won't have one single hangover for nine months. (Hopefully.)
  23. Your sex drive goes through the roof. (Which I guess could be a blessing or a curse ...)
  24. The first thing people think when they see you is, "Aww! How wonderful!"
  25. Your hair is way more full and gorgeous than it's ever been -- and it's growing like crazy thanks to your prenatal vitamins.

What do you love most about pregnancy?


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