Think Outside the Bump: Pregnancy Musings

Retroactive thoughts on pregnancy – you only miss it once it’s gone!

You know how you only appreciate something when it’s gone?

I never really thought pregnancy would be like that.

By the time I reached month 8, here was my thought process:

Get this baby out of me.

I cannot make it another day.


And yet, here I am almost a month post-pregnancy, and I’ve found myself incredibly nostalgic about the whole ordeal.

For starters, what if Jolie is my only kiddo?

What if I just got done experiencing the only pregnancy of my life?

Did I cherish it enough?

Did I take good enough care of myself?

Did I truly make the most of it?

I don’t know, but I will say this to anyone who is planning on having kids or who is currently pregnant:

Don’t wish it away.

Yes, it’s frustrating. It’s painful. It’s scary.

More than anything, it’s annoying (waddling everywhere? Hemorrhoids? Crying at McDonald’s commercials? No thanks).

But it’s also a miracle – every single stinking day that that baby is living inside of you is a crazy, unbelievable, God-given miracle.

I mean, have you ever really thought about it?!

One day, you’re just a person. And then, suddenly, there’s a tiny little collection of cells, splitting and multiplying and growing inside your tummy.

And then, suddenly, that collection of cells is an embryo. A tiny little human bean (and I do mean bean, because that’s what they look like for a while).

And then, BOOM. There is a teensy human being inside of your stomach.

And then, BOOM BAM, they come out, and can breathe on their own, and eat, and poop,

and someday, they’ll be full-fledged adults living crazy, independent lives.

Someone hand me a tissue, please, because WHAT?!

Sometimes I just can’t even fathom it.

But I do know this: it’s straight up, hands down AMAZING.

I mean, LOOK! Wow.

So here’s my best pregnancy advice:

Be thankful, every day.
Prepare for the inevitability of no longer being pregnant, because it will happen quickly.

and finally,

Remember that even though pregnancy is amazing, so is everything that follows.

So even though it might sound like I really, really, really miss being pregnant (which I do, sometimes)… I wouldn’t trade my little Jolie Rey in to have that baby bump back.


She’s a miracle, and I’m thankful for every second of being her mommy!


Author: Kelsie

Hey! I'm Kelsie. I'm into practical family wellness, healthy meals, fitness, art of all kinds, radical self-love, and limit-busting beliefs. I'm a mom, wife, writer, over-thinker, singer, dancer, and actress. I believe in embracing the present moment, practicing gratitude during life's peaks and valleys, and, most importantly, that loving yourself and those around you can absolutely change the world. Join me as I ruminate about life, love, and the pursuit of hella easy crock pot recipes!

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