First Pregnancy Flashback!
I have a few friends that are about to have their first baby. How exciting! Oh to be pregnant again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not planning on having another baby or do I want to be pregnant again. I’m just getting flashbacks of that time-when there were no toddlers screaming, it was just you and the little one in your belly and the anticipation of things to come.
Looking back I was probably a little anxious, but reflecting back now that I have 2 toddlers it was a really nice simple time. I know I’m probably blocking out the other parts of pregnancy I didn’t like so much like the morning sickness, the fatigue, the migraines, backaches, being pregnant on-air and food restrictions, (man I missed sushi)!
But for me there was this “golden period”. When your nausea subsided, you were feeling good, you finally looked pregnant, not just fat and you’re weren’t too big yet that you had to waddle. Where your days are spent getting ready for your little one-reading books, decorating the nursery, going to labor classes with your husband, whatever. There was so much uncertainty, but yet so much excitement. On days I think I did have that pregnancy glow.
There’s something about that first baby where you have time to appreciate and focus on you, your baby and your body. For me the 2nd one was sort of a blur, since my kids are only 20 months apart I was also busy taking care of my son.
So if you’re a first time mom remember to appreciate this time. It is precious. It will never be this quiet again. :) If you’re a second time mom-hopefully you can still appreciate all the highlights and not be too overwhelmed with taking care of your other kids.
Do you have any first pregnancy flashbacks?