10 Reasons Being Pregnant Over The Holidays Rocks Even Though You Can’t Get Crunk
6. You win points with your spouse and friends by being the designated driver.
You’ll feel all warm and gooey for doing a good deed during the holiday season. Or at least you can take incriminating photos for your own glee.
7. You can avoid the Christmas chores you hate.
Maybe you despise decorating the tree. Clutch your pearls over how tall the tree is and the potential of electrocution, then curl up on the couch with a mug of cocoa to watch others decorate. Or maybe you hate filling out Christmas cards. Say the envelope glue is bad for baby and that your “pregnancy brain” makes it hard write addresses. Loathe wrapping gifts? Enlist a “helper.” Then take frequent breaks, and blame it on the baby kicking on your bladder.
8. You’re too warm to feel the cold.
No need to bring a coat when you go shopping, no hats to create a static ball out of your hair, no freezing feet when you get into bed at night. Building a human is seriously warm business and you are HOT. Follow your instincts, even if it means sleeping with the window open. Tell your partner to get a parka and remind them that you’re saving on the utilities this way.
9. You can shop the holiday sales for baby gear.
Babies are expensive, so this time of year can be great for snagging those high ticket items (car seat, stroller, high chair, play yard) at a bargain.Buying stuff for baby is exciting any time of the year but buying stuff for baby at a bargain will completely satisfy your nesting instinct and make you accomplished. Don’t forget to use part of your savings to get something for yourself. Maybe some new shoes, since it’s likely yours no longer fit. The best part is that you can use your bump as a way to navigate the crowds without having to throw elbows.
10. People will let you cut in line.
Holiday crowds mean lines everywhere, but try rubbing your belly and smiling at strangers while you wait in line to checkout/wait to use the bathroom and you may just be rewarded with the magic words, “Oh, you go ahead”…why thank you. Note- Karma dictates that you must do this for pregnant women in line behind you next year.
And remember, no matter what your holiday season brings, relax and enjoy it, knowing that next year, Baby’s First Christmas will come with a whole new set of very different, but very awesome perks.
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