Pregnancy has a ton of amazing highs – the knowledge that you’re nourishing a life, feeling the baby move, the connection that builds between the two of you. But let’s be honest…it’s not all glowing skin and great hair. It can be downright uncomfortable, especially as you move through your third trimester, and there’s no small amount of anxiety that accompanies the process.
So, you have to take the perks when they’re offered. Grab on with both hands, as it were. And Thanksgiving gives pregnant ladies a few great opportunities to do just that.
5. No one (who values their life) will judge how much you eat
As long as you don’t crush a bottle of wine, no one will think twice about how high your plate is piled. After all, you’re eating for two – what’s their excuse?
4. Pregnancy is the perfect excuse for a nap…during cleanup
Everyone knows making another person is super hard work. If you soldiered through the prep and the eating, guess what? Consider yourself one of the guys and put your feet up in front of the football game while the non-gestating ladies clean the kitchen.
And enjoy it, because next year you’ll laugh hysterically (and possibly cry) at the thought of a nap.
3. You get a ton of say in the menu
If it’s early in your pregnancy and the thought of green bean casserole makes your stomach turn, no one will dare put it on the table. And if potatoes are your jam, request roasted, mashed, and sweet. Who’s gonna say no?
2. Alllllllll the leftovers!
Sure, your baby sister might be daddy’s favorite, but who’s going to deny the woman creating their grandchild exactly what she wants for breakfast the next day? No grandparents that I know.
1. Maternity clothes were made for this day
You’ve got plenty of room, and everything is made of lycra and elastic. No one will be more comfortable than you after stuffing their faces at the table.