There’s a lot to love about the second trimester and there’s even more to come in the third. Enjoy the few perks you have while you have them, you deserve it! You’ve finally made it from the nauseous first trimester to the more relaxed second trimester which is a great achievement, pat yourself on the back and relax while you can, because in the third trimester you’re going to be waddling, as big as a whale with swollen feet, tired and cranky. Here’s 6 reasons to enjoy the second trimester
1. Your special status
Now that everyone can see your bump and you have probably already made the big announcement everyone knows you’re pregnant. Everyone will be talking about your little bundle’s soon to come arrival. What’s even better is that when people notice you’re pregnant you’ll get the special celebrity treatment, whether it’s a woman holding the door open for you or you getting to take advantage of the stork parking at the mall. Enjoy the special treatment.
2. New clothes
Grab a friend and hit the mall. This is the best part of being pregnant is you finally have an excuse to buy new clothes for yourself. What a perk! You’ll need maternity clothes as your belly will be getting a lot bigger. Better to shop for clothes now before you get too big to waddle around the mall.
3. shopping for baby
Now’s your chance to buy all the cutest gear for your baby. Tiny mittens and booties, it doesn’t get any cuter than this! If you don’t want to buy too far ahead of time you can just put it on your baby registry. Just think of baby shopping as a chance to get an idea of what you want to buy when your baby comes.
4. treating yourself
Every soon to be mom deserves a little me time. Now is your chance to sneak away to the spa and get a massage (you might need it for the backaches), or getting your nails done (be cautious of the fumes) enjoy your luxury moment while you can. If you don’t feel like going out to treat yourself have your partner treat you to a nice massage, or take a long bath.
5. some excuses you would normally never get away with
For now you might be able to get away with a few things. Cutting the line to the bathroom of cutting the line in the store, don’t think of it as taking advantage just think of it is a perk of being pregnant. You’re not going to be pregnant forever and being pregnant is hard work, so if you really have to go to the bathroom or are in a hurry at the store don’t feel bad about nicely asking to skip ahead.
6. the compliments
Now that everyone notices your bump you’re going to be getting lots of attention and compliments. Doesn’t it feel great to be noticed? Whether it’s from your spouse or the store clerk, soon everyone will be curious and excited about your bump. Enjoy it while it lasts because soon the compliments won’t be for you, they will be for your little bundle of joy.