(Hi! I actually wrote this a week ago and forgot about it, so I’m actually 39 weeks and feel like my perspective has changed a little since writing this. I am however, still eager to meet the little one!)
My hospital bag is packed. I’m enormous and yet I might feel better physically at this point in pregnancy than I have the past 37 weeks.
I cannot turn my brain off. This baby has taken over 99% of my thoughts.
I have so many questions, but mostly I’m feeling eager.
Eager to see him and meet him.
Eager to get my body back (well, at least partially back).
Eager to know the pain of childbirth.
Eager to recover from the pain of childbirth.
Eager to hold this baby in my arms.
Eager to learn and grow along with him.
Eager to see him with his daddy.
Eager to drink a celebratory glass of champagne.
Eager to run again.
Eager to where something other than the three outfits I have had in rotation since January.
Eager for sleepless nights and for trying to figure out how to keep this little human alive.
Eager for the struggles, the tears and the explosive diapers.
Eager for snuggles and the smirks.
Eager to face these new challenges with my husband.
And eager to experience it all, the good and the challenging.
I think it’s so great that you included some not so positive things as well. They’re all partnof becoming a mother and as hard as the sleepless nights are they too become a wonderful memory at some point.
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Yes.I feel like society has been so warped by the magazines into thinking it’s a good and realistic idea to get “back into shape” ASAP. Women should feel comfortable in their skin however the come, and applauded for all their body does during pregnancy and childbirth !
Jason Hughes says
I can feel the anticipation and excitement in your writing. 🙂
Wish you and the new one all the very best.
Xn8 Sports says
Interesting article. Also share with my friends. Thank you for sharing.
Its a great feeling that only a mother can as god has given her a chance to carry the baby for 9 months
Wilcox Lawrence says
Thanks for sharing your points, I wish great future ahead after this baby birth
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Being pregnant is one of the hardest situations. I’m still not experiencied it yet, but as soon as I married I hope I can make it. Thanks for sharing your experience!
Your words are filled with excitement and anticipation! My aunt recently gave birth to her beautiful son too and I know how happy she was as I helped her during this time while her husband has to stay at work. Would you consider doing a series of blog posts on taking care of newborns? I’m sure that will help people like me and my aunt a lot!
I wish you, your new kid, and your family all the best.
Really appreciable blog. I know how it feels pre and post-pregnancy and trust me these points you have mentioned are absolutely true, every mother faces this, and to be honest, this is the most emotional phase every mother goes through.