My pregnancy wasn't easy, to say the least. I had a pretty miserable one. Sleepless nights from restless leg syndrome, throwing up all day long and losing weight instead of gaining, bed rest and miscarriage risk...it was no walk in the park. But, even though all that was happening, one little movement from my angel in my tummy was enough to make it worthwhile. I lost my mom when I was 15 and I don't have a good relationship with my father. I felt pretty alone the entire time I was pregnant and whenever I felt that way, or felt sad and missed my mom, I'd put my hand on my tummy and my daughter would kick or just push on my belly kind of like saying "It's okay Mommy, I'll be out soon and then you'll never be alone again." It was very comforting. My daughter is now 8 months old and here lately I've missed being able to touch my stomach and feel her move. Especially if I'm upset. I've caught myself in the midst of arguing with someone, or crying, or just in general being sad, I'll put my hand on my belly expecting to feel something, and there's nothing there. Is that normal? I know for some women it's a little strange for the first couple of months not being pregnant, it was for me. But, I got over it pretty quickly. Now, 8 months almost 9 months later, I'm feeling this way..... Did this happen to anyone else? Am I going crazy? Is that my body's way of telling me "Let's have another baby!"?
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Yes, I actually just said that the other day, I miss being pregnant!!! Even though I was sick the entire time while pregnant I would do it all over again.... I think its the attention I got while being pregnant compared to now....
My son is only 7 months old and after he was born I missed being pregnant. My fiance misses it too. We miss being able to feel him kick or move around and knowing that we made something so precious. He said he misses all of it, and we wanted to do it all over again within a week of having our first one, and still do. My best friend has 3 boys and she still feels this way, so I would assume it's normal!
I think it's b/c it's such a short experience when you look at the big picture (only 9 mos.) and you know you will only experience it a certain amount of times in life so it's something you treasure and hold dear to your heart. I totally miss being pregnant, I think if I could keep my sanity and afford it, I would have like 10 babies b/c I just love the experience of being pregnant and bringing a baby into this world! Of course I don't really tell anybody this b/c they would think I was nuts (I'm 27 and already have 1 1/2 year old twin boys and a 6 yr old daughter) so I should be done (we only ever wanted 3 kids) but I keep thinking I've still got like 5-7 years left in me to have babies, how am I gonna keep talking myself out of that for these next few years!! My partner says he's gonna go get a vasectomy b/c he's scared I'm gonna get baby fever and end up pregnant again lol, he's definitely DONE, but he's also 12 yrs older than me and doesn't wanna be the age of a grandpa raising a kid (which I completely understand!). But anyway, I think your feelings are completely normal... being pregnant is an amazing experience (even through all the rough times) and it's the beginning of a bond you will have with your child for life. My brain says 'no more pregnancies!!!', but my heart says otherwise.
Oh my goodness! I'm so glad there are others out there who feel this way. I'm 42 and had my first and last baby last June. I loved being pregnant. I had no morning sickness and a fantastic pregnancy! My sisters were so jealous. I loved feeling my tummy, and it was so comforting having my baby there. I talked to him, sang to him, and just loved on him. I was so content. I knew this would be my only baby so I tried to really be present in every moment! But it was over so quickly. I'm trying to enjoy every moment with my baby as he grows cause it is so very quick how time goes by. I still find myself rubbing my tummy too:-)
my daughter is 7 months and i miss it so much! being pregnant was great i had a really good pregnancy besides not being able to sleep on my tummy, but I loved to feel her move and jump and see her on sonograms! I think the experience is just one of those things that stick with you so much that it makes you want to do it all oer again no matter how miserable you were at night or in the heat or during labor.
My son is 6 months and I miss it too. I was sick all the time too and couldn't sleep but he was so active and moving all the time I loved it. The Dr. was serprised at how active he was. I also was able to read more too. I miss reading...lol
AWE...I FEEL YA! I HAD A HORRABLE PREGNANCY TOO. BUT MINE WAS MORE EMOTIONAL THAN ANYTHING. I WOULD TALK TO MY LIL ONE WHEN SHE WAS IN MY TUMMY. I'D FEEL HER KICK WHENEVER I'D LET HER KNOW HOW I WAS FEELING. I REALLY MISS THAT. IT'S LIKE SHE KNEW HOW I WAS FEELING. BUT NOW THAT SHE'S HERE I JUST LOOK INTO HER BEAUTIFUL EYES AND SHE MAKES ALL THE HURT AND PAIN GO AWAY. PLUS I CAN'T RESIST THAT SMILE! SO YOU ARE NOT CRAY, JUST A NORMAL PERSON :0)
Thank you guys so much! I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who feels this way. I definitely want to have another baby and hopefully that pregnancy will go better. :)
I loved being pregnant and I do miss it. Maybe some day I will do it again.
I really don't like being pregnant. That being said, I can't count the number of times I've wished I could magically get pregnant again. I think we all feel that way sometimes.