Pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, much like the holidays, and so combining the two only serves to double the fun. Christmas in particular, because of the nativity story (if that's your thing) seems to celebrate new moms and pregnancy, which is just one of the many reasons why being pregnant on Christmas is the best.
It doesn't matter what stage of your pregnancy you are in during the Christmas festivities, the celebrations are sure to make you feel special. If you are in your first trimester and have decided to keep your pregnancy news to yourself, you might feel like you have a little secret gift all of your own; wrapped up safely inside your body. If you're in your second trimester and have decided to break the news to family and friends, you can use the holidays as a chance to share your announcement and receive good wishes from everyone you meet. Three years ago I spent this festive time of year expecting my baby to arrive. My son's due date was a few days before Christmas day, so my holiday time was spent imagining all the "My First Christmas" clothes he could wear and photos I would definitely take. Instead of arriving "on time," he stayed put until after the new year, so instead of spending Christmas with a newborn, I spent my Christmas, well, waiting.
If like me, you end up waddling into Christmas about to give birth at any moment, you have an undeniably valid reason not to lift a finger. So sit back, relax, open your presents, eat all the foods, and enjoy a stress-free Christmas in which you are unapologetically spoiled. After all, it might be your last relaxing holiday for a while.