As much as pregnancy can have\u00a0its trials and tribulations \u2014 backaches, morning sickness, and relentless fatigue \u2014 it is also an immensely joyful experience that engulfs every fibre of your being and soul too! As with all things in life, there are the big joys and the little joys. You\u2019re not only carrying around the big bundle of joy that will change your life forever, you are also privy to these little unexpected things that only mothers-to-be have the privilege of experiencing. Today, we\u2019re talking about the little joys that can turn your whole day around and make the process of expecting that much better!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere really isn't any better conversation starter.\u00a0When you\u2019re in a room full of unassuming strangers, rest assured that you will be the most popular one there is! A friendly stranger will probably proffer a curious \u201cHow many months?\u201d and coo at the cuteness of your little bundle. Those who are already mothers would definitely not hesitate to give your their gems of advice, and it\u2019s always immensely comforting to chat with someone who has already experienced what you\u2019re currently going through! Furthermore, if there happens to be another expectant mother in the room, we guarantee that you girls are going to be fast friends, rattling off your experiences and tips to each other!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen you're pregnant, you'll realise that strangers can be unexpectedly kind.\u00a0You get a ton of love from the most arbitrary of people, including the cleaning lady in the toilet who makes sure to dry the floor so you don't slip and fall, your resident noodle store vendor who would give you more noodles at no extra cost because she knows you\u2019re eating for two, and even the occasional smoking uncle who would go somewhere else to finish his cigarette because he knows secondhand smoke is no good for you and your baby! However, a personal favourite would be the ease of getting seats on the public transport. Be it the bus or the train, someone would most probably give up their seat for you once you step in! Have fun with these little joys \u2014 it\u2019s available only to a rare few, including expectant mothers.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere is rarely a warmer feeling than visiting your parents,\u00a0siblings or extended family and seeing their beaming faces when they meet you. Of course, you know it\u2019s probably due to your growing tummy and not you, per se\u2026 but who cares! It\u2019s wonderful to be greeted with such warmth and love, and you at once become the center of attention in the room. Best of all, your grandparents and parents would happily feed you with the best their kitchen has to offer \u2014 and that includes birds\u2019 nests, gingko nuts and ginseng!! That\u2019s how they show and shower their love on you, and you wouldn\u2019t have it any way!\r\n\r\nIf you're meeting your friends,\u00a0be prepared for tons of screaming and screeching on their part as they witness your tummy grow bigger by the day! They will always want to see you, and those with children would love to pass down their baby things on you (it\u2019s a win-win!). They will probably even buy you things \u2014 lots and lots of things! Thrive off the excitement, it only happens once!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs an extension to the previous point, being pregnant is awesome because you get pampered at unexpected times of the day! Your husband would probably be a real softie and a sweetheart and volunteer to do the grocery shopping on your behalf. Or perhaps even run personal errands for you! He might even be your chauffeur and bring you places without a single word of complaint. Not forgetting the back and feet massages to loosen some of the baby tension!\r\n\r\nYour siblings and best friends would also pamper you relentlessly!\u00a0They might drop by your place and bring you lunch or dinner so you don\u2019t have to make that trip outside, or just come over and entertain you. Your other friends may purchase that matching maternity and baby outfits for you because they know how expensive being a mother can be in this day and age. Your parents would buy you other things you need,\u00a0and refuse the money when you try to return it to them \u2014 claiming they\u2019re just blessing you with things that you deserve.\r\n\r\nFeel that warmth?\u00a0Yes, those little joys are absolutely wonderful!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you were already a big shopper before becoming pregnant,\u00a0you would be a bigger one during pregnancy because your wishlist has expanded, just like your tummy! There\u2019s just so many things to buy to fill up that nursery \u2014 the perfect little cot, that milk bottle set, sets of different outfits for baby, and the most fashionable maternity wear so you still can look fresh for those nine months. Best of all, there\u2019s no guilt because you actually need those, am I right? Either that or Dad offers to pay, which is totally fine by us!\r\n\r\nThis article was written by ShopBack MY, the top cashback site in Malaysia, providing you with cashback and savings for over 500 online stores.