It's common knowledge that pregnancy is a period of time where a boatload of change occurs. You're about to embark on this whole parenthood thing and, in the process, your body is wreaking havoc in more ways than you can process. Not everything changes when you're cooking that little bun, though. For example, there are things pregnancy didn't change about me. In fact I'd go so far to say they might have even strengthened in their resistance to said change.
Pregnancy for me was, to put it nicely, hellish. Not just once, mind you, but twice. There wasn't a thing I loved about it, except feeling my little babes move every now and then. Although, that excitement waned once those adorable kicks turned into painful kicks that kept me up all night and in absolute agony. Sure, I conformed to a lot of the quintessential pregnancy traditions; wearing all the maternity clothes, eating all the things, crying at all the commercials, and everything in between. So I definitely can't lie about the fact that (sometimes even against my wishes) a barrage of things changed during those nine months.
However, the things that weren't altered when I was growing another human being are the reasons (I think) I was able to bounce back from my second pregnancy a little quicker. They're definitely why I'm still as fierce as I was before growing those little nuggets in utero. With that said, here are some things those nine brutal months didn't steal from me (though I wish it had taken some if it, to be honest).