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16 Things I Miss Doing While Pregnant

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I'm pregnant! Which is such a blessing and a joy, but let's be real here: There are quite a few things that you are forced to forgo while pregnant—you know, for the good of both yourself and your unborn child, yadda yadda yadda. And then there are those things that you just can't do while pregnant, no matter how hard you may try. Today we're going to be talking about all things that one misses while being pregnant.

The struggle is real.

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Being able to see my feet. They're down there, somewhere. I think.

Shaving my legs safely, effectively and without fear of toppling over. It's like a circus act in the shower just trying to groom myself.

Drinking booze. Really, when you're pregnant is when you need some liquid relaxation the most. It's a cruel trick of nature, truly. Oh, well. It's only 9 (ish) months. We can do it. And in the meantime, I'll have some sparkling water in a champagne glass and close my eyes. It'll almost feel like the real thing. Almost.

Eating sushi. I mean, I can have the cooked rolls, but for those of us who love all things sashimi, it's probably best to hold off until after baby comes. Who doesn't like California rolls, anyway ... right?

Going out with friends. It's not that I can't go on the occasional girl's night still, but I just can't keep up like I used to. Come 10 pm, I'm ready for bed, not to get the night started.

Not crying at the drop of a hat. I literally cry at everything these days. It's kind of pathetic. Don't even show me a diaper commercial or one of those SPCA ads or discuss college tuition. These pregnancy hormones are no joke.

Really, I'd like a break from the bathroom, thankyouverymuch.

Hot tubs. Ahhh, there's nothing better or more relaxing than sitting in a hot tub. Too bad that if it's higher than 100 degrees, it's off limits for pregnant women! It's cool. I'll just stick my feet in and pretend that I'm all in.

The ability to get out of bed without feeling like I just ran a marathon. All of the heavy breathing. All of the exhaustion. And I haven't even left my room yet.

The ability to walk up a flight of stairs with no rest breaks.

The ability to do anything, really, without having to catch my breath.

Playing with my baby as much as I want. The exhaustion of being pregnant and the morning sickness that has come with it have made it very hard to play with my existing baby as much as I'd like. I want to soak up this time I have with just him, but this whole "being pregnant" thing has made that more difficult than I had thought it would be.

Sleeping on my stomach. Ahh, the most comfortable of sleeping positions, and it's taboo for pregnant women. Of course it is.

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Not having to pee every 20 minutes. Really, I'd like a break from the bathroom, thankyouverymuch.

Being able to smell most anything without feeling nauseated. I can't even open the fridge anymore without running to the bathroom. I just wanted a glass of water!

Waking up and feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Hell, who am I kidding—even once the baby comes, this will probably never be my reality again. Sigh.

Working out, hard. A good workout that gets my blood pumping and the sweat flowing and the endorphins going is something I miss dearly. I can still get a workout in, but modifying is the name of the game now.

What are some things you miss when you're pregnant?

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