There's no question that every woman's experience of pregnancy is different, but can we agree that we all had (or have) a favorite part about being pregnant? Sometimes it's the little things, like having people offer you their seats on public transit, or the shiny, lustrous hair that so many of us end up having. Other times it's the very fact that you're pregnant, especially if you've had a hard road while trying to conceive. And while being pregnant can be filled with trials and discomfort, it can be really great to take a moment and enjoy the good parts, too.
Personally, my favorite part of being pregnant was interacting with my little fetus-friends each time, once they had started moving. Feeling a foot or an elbow pushing out, and then pushing that little body part back in and waiting to see what happened, that was the very beginning of bonding with each of my babies. It was my secret way of mothering, even while I was working or doing other things.
To be completely superficial, as a gal with pretty fine hair, not losing any for 9 months was also pretty amazing. But I digress.
Regardless of whether your experience with pregnancy was filled with challenges or nary a symptom in sight, there was something that was great about it, even if it was just getting that baby out finally. Here are 19 moms sharing the best part of their pregnancy: