We know it’s hot and you’re probably all sticky and fed up – which is the perfect time to remind you of the positives about pregnancy!
1. ‘I know something you don’t know…’
Usually, there’s that three-month gap between finding out you’re pregnant and actually sharing that amazing news with the rest of the world. That means cryptic comments galore and wry looks to your partner among oblivious friends and family. What fun! (Giggles.)
2. You get to come up with an unforgettable announcement
Everyone loves getting good news, but news that there’s about to be a little person running around in the near future? AMAZING! And with so many innovative and heartwarming ideas being shared throughout the internet every day, the possibilities are endless.
3. Your parents will spoil you all over again
You’re now carrying the most precious cargo there is, so prepare for the cotton-wool mollycoddling – and embrace it! It won’t last.
4. So long, Aunt Flow!
Does anyone call it that anymore? We’re referring to the dreaded period. Perhaps it’s nature’s way of saying, “Honey, you’ll have enough to deal with, what with the swelling and mood swings and the nausea.”
5. Back away from the box!
You won’t be able to do any heavy lifting for a while. Well, you can do a bit, but most people don’t know that. So you can take advantage of their blissful ignorance and rest up.
6. Great excuse to make someone surrender their seat
Whether you’re on a train, a bus, or anywhere else that brings out selfishness in others, you can now call them out on it. This’ll be more effective if you look like you’re about to drop, by which point, anyone who doesn’t volunteer their seat is probably a sociopath and should be avoided at all cost anyway.
7. Any time is nap time!
Even the doctors say it’s important – and we wouldn’t want to argue with science now, would we?
8. You’re always right – because no-one wants to make you cry
Your hormone-induced sensitive side is in fact your greatest ally. Everyone expects you to be on edge now, so who in their right mind would want to be responsible for making the pregnant lady upset?
9. ‘It’s for the baby!’
This line is the perfect cover for any absurd craving – even if it’s not real! Like a triple-layer chocolate cake, for example. Or a banana fudge sundae. Or four Mars bars. A share-size pack of Doritos you have no intention of sharing. A large portion of chips…
What are your pregnancy perks? Let us know by leaving a comment below.