Despite the intense nausea I experienced the first 3 months, I really have enjoyed being pregnant. I never really favored any specific part of my body before until now: my belly! After seeing what it can do and the perfect round bump of love that is our son, I truly appreciate this gift I've been blessed with. As husband and I were walking along the beach in Santa Barbara many smiles were exchanged at my protruding belly. My favorite was a random man on a bicycle calling out "Congrats you two! What a beautiful day!" as he sped on by. At first I was taken aback by this looney tune, but then quickly realized how blessed we really are. I really love life, and appreciate it ten fold more as I've gone through my pregnancy.