If you happen to find yourself expecting when Mother's Day rolls around, don't fret: the day is for you, too. Yes, even if you're pregnant with your first and there's a still-forming fetus inside your body, because the sacrifices you're making as a pregnant person deserves just as much praise, adoration, and gratitude. In fact, there are a few reasons why being pregnant on Mother's Day is the best. Rest assured, you won't be forgotten.
I was four months pregnant during my first, and then fifth, Mother's Day. And, honestly, that first time around I didn't feel like I deserved anything on Mother's Day. I mean, I wasn't a mom yet, right? Sure, I was pregnant and nauseous and exhausted, but I had yet to feed a newborn or change a diaper. Isn't Mother's Day for people who've already given birth to their babies and have experienced the amazing but taxing responsibilities that come with parenthood?
Turns out, nope. Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes, so you don't have to give birth to be celebrated as a caretaker. And when you're pregnant on Mother's Day, especially with your first, you are still free to enjoy some child-free time while you celebrate motherhood and all that it entails. So with that in mind, here are just a few reasons why being pregnant on this special day is legit the best: