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5 reasons pregnancy rocks on thanksgiving

I know many posts around the blog world will focus on the traditional “things I am thankful for” topic. I certainly agree with many of those statements. I too feel incredibly thankful and blessed for my family, friends, health, safety, God, food, etc. I want to share a different set of thanks. I finally found some reasons to be thankful for this pregnancy…besides the whole baby blessing at the end. Read my top 5 and be jealous. Oh, so very jealous. 😀

1. Stretchy maternity pant waist bands. ‘Nough said. I don’t have to feel uncomfortable after eating my Thanksgiving meal. Neener neener neener.


2. I can call cooking my work out. Being on my feet a good part of the day helping prepare food or play with the kiddo totally counts as a full fledged workout at 8 months pregnant. Yes, yes it does! All you Turkey Trotters ain’t got nothing on me!


3. No comments from the peanut gallery on how much I eat. With everyone eating way more than normal I don’t have to hear statements like “Oh, Braedon must be hungry with as much as you’re eating” or “How can you fit all that in there?” or “I never see you eat this much”. Yes, I hear things like that time to time. They shut it on Thanksgiving.


4. Dishes, what dishes? Remember how hard I worked to help cook? No one expects a pregnant lady to do the dishes too. “Put your feet up and rest”. Don’t mind  if I do. And, honey? The decorations need to come down for tomorrow, too. 😉


5. That crazy appetite is going towards something more important. At least some of the excess calories will go towards his growth and not only the growth of my behind, hips, or thighs.


I hope my little IN JEST thankful post gave you a little giggle. For those celebrating, remember to keep the day joyful. Focus on loved ones and forget about any guilt, worry, frustration. One day won’t throw off your healthy lifestyle. Yet, one day can give you many beautiful memories. Focus on those and not the calories.

  • Instead of the age old “what are you thankful for” question, I instead ask what memory will you create today? Whether celebrating or not…make a memory today you can smile over. 🙂

Posted by on November 25th, 2010 32 Comments


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Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

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Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

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