Pregnancy can often be a difficult experience for many mothers. I recently talked about my struggles with pregnancy and why I feel that it’s okay to not love being pregnant 100% of the time. However, even the most difficult pregnancies are filled with wonderful moments. It truly is a gift to be able to create life and carry that life inside of you. I am so excited to reflect back on my pregnancy with you and share my 10 favorite pregnancy moments. I’m glad I get to share all of the joy pregnancy can bring from the first moment you realize your pregnant, to the first kicks, and beyond. Here are 10 pregnancy moments that made my difficult experience completely worth it.
Finding out I was pregnant – This was my first pregnancy moment and my favorite. It was very difficult for us to get pregnant. I had to undergo surgery and fertility treatments to have our little girl. So, to finally have a test come back positive was a miracle and a blessing. I started crying when I saw the test and ran into the kitchen to show my husband. This was a moment I will never forget.
Sharing the news with family and friends – This was one of my favorite pregnancy moments. It was nice to keep the secret between my husband and I for awhile. However, I loved getting to finally share the news with our friends and family. It made our pregnancy feel more real. It was so much fun to celebrate this big life change with everyone. The joy, love, and excitement they felt for us was so amazing and I am so thankful for it. It was such a positive moment in my pregnancy.
Making our baby registry – I loved setting up my baby registry for Olivia. It was so fun researching and selecting all of the different products I would use with her. It gave me the opportunity to picture what our life would look like with her. I highly recommend using Amazon to set up your baby registry. Every product you could ever want can be found there along with plenty of reviews to help you make an educated choice. Click here to read more about why I love using Amazon’s baby registry and to get started.
Hearing the heartbeat for the first time – One of my most magical pregnancy moments was hearing my daughter’s heartbeat for the first time. It truly was one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. I always looked forward to my prenatal checkups because I knew I would get to hear her heartbeat. Any worries I might be having would be washed away because I would be able to hear that she was okay.
Seeing our baby through ultrasounds – I was extremely blessed to be able to have three ultrasounds during my pregnancy. Getting to watch my daughter grow from a tiny little dot into a little person was a miracle. I loved getting that sneak peak into my womb to watch her grow. I’m so thankful for the technology that we have to make pregnancy moments like this possible. I still have our ultrasound pictures and love looking back on them. They were my first glimpse of my daughter and something I will cherish forever.
Feeling Oliva’s hiccups – My daughter had the hiccups constantly when I was pregnant. I loved getting to feel them. It was one of my favorite pregnancy moments. Feeling her hiccups always let me know she was doing okay in there. Plus, it was an easy way for my husband to get to feel her move.
Finding out if we were having a boy or girl – I can still remember this moment perfectly. We were at our third ultrasound and our technician asked us if we had a name picked out for a girl. Then, she turned the screen around to show us our little girl. We were over the moon excited! This was a very special moment for us because it helped us feel more connected to our baby. She stopped being a baby and became our daughter.
Choosing our daughter’s name – We spent a lot of time finding the perfect name for our daughter. It was so much fun looking through all of the different options and combinations. The moment we finally settled on our daughter’s name was one of my best pregnancy moments. Our daughter’s name has so much meaning and is so special to us. I loved finding that piece of her identity.
Feeling the first kick – Every mother anxiously awaits their baby’s first kick. It’s one of those magical pregnancy moments that gives you a true connection to your baby. I first felt Olivia kick when I was laying down after a shower. It was a moment I will never forget. I was so excited that I immediately called my husband to tell him. I’m so thankful for every movement that I got to feel during my pregnancy.
Setting up the nursery – Setting up my daughter’s nursery was one of the best pregnancy moments for me. It was the first thing I did when we bought our new house. I loved picking out paint colors, furniture, and decorations. It was wonderful to think about all of the things that she would like. I spent a lot of time in her nursery during my pregnancy after we finished it. I would go in there and imagine what our days would be like together and what her personality would be. Her nursery was and still is my favorite place to be.