Pregnancy is such a brief, but oh-so special time. Of course when it’s happening to you it can feel like an eternity, especially if you're experiencing negative pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, body aches, awkward sex, and, yes, never-ending but always-embarrassing gas. Those last few weeks can be particularly tiresome, but once those 40 weeks (more or less) are over, you’ll look back and actually miss some of it. Personally, and while I’m in no hurry to ever get pregnant again, there are plenty of pregnancy moments I wish I could relive over and over again.
My pregnancy with my son was considered high-risk because I had lost a baby after my first pregnancy abruptly ended and I went into pre-term labor. So, honestly, I didn't really get to fully enjoy my second pregnancy or the experience of growing and carrying my son. Well, at least not as much as I would have liked. The majority of that pregnancy was filled with, well, dread and fear and relentless anxiety. I worried all the damn time. In fact, any twinge or odd sensation I felt would send me into something of a panic. I also had to deal with weekly doctor appointments, which were exhausting after a while, and a lot of restrictions that would help my pregnancy progress safely and as planned.
That's all to say that, in the end, it was difficult to be a care-free pregnant woman who could feel "at one with the experience," or whatever I assume most women with "normal" pregnancies feel. If I could go back in time, though, there are still moments of my pregnancy with my son that I would absolutely want to relive, including the following: