It's safe to say that Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, the best holiday of the year. Argue with me all you want, but as someone who has never hosted Thanksgiving, since my dad loves to cook, I've always attended this fabulous "eating holiday" as a guest. I eat like a Queen without ever having to cook and that, my friends, is the dream. Then again, when you're pregnant on Thanksgiving you're probably having the best day of your life. What's already enjoyable is taken to a whole other level, and not just because it's perfectly acceptable to have thirds and fourths of stuffing.
The holiday season ushers in this hyper-focus on family. Growing a baby amplifies that because, well, it's probably normal to end up scrutinizing your relatives and whatever Thanksgiving traditions they've established. I know I've thought, “Yeah. They’re crazy. We’ll start our own family traditions when you’re born, little one, and do things our way. Like, without jello," when I've been around my family during the holidays. What can I say? There ain't no shame in my pregnancy game. Plus, the possibilities of picture perfect holidays with your future family seem endless when you’re seated, pregnant, in a real chair (not a folding one, for once) in front of a feast at your well-earned spot at the grown-up table.
Relish this day, dear pregnant reader. It very well may be the best day of your pregnancy, and possibly your life, and here are just a few reasons why: