I love being pregnant! and I’m dead serious.
I’m sure you don’t hear that very often. And I promise you it is not because this pregnancy has been a breeze. I have gone through crazy morning sickness (really all day sickness), unbelievable nausea, pressure, a torn muscle, exhaustion beyond compare, allllways hungry, heartburn, and my lowest moment…puking all over myself on the freeway home from work.
But I wouldn’t change a thing.
A lot of people will tell you that pregnancy is “hard” and “everything is going to change so enjoy life now.” You will get enough of that. I am not going to be one of those voices. The whole point of life is to grow and experience change! Change, to me, is something beautiful and powerful. This journey of change has been so incredibly sacred for me. I feel like I am doing something that I was always meant to do. I am learning so much about myself and my body. I am growing so much closer to my husband. I am understanding so much more about God and His kind of love.
The feeling of moving forward and knowing your purpose is incomparable.
There are a lot of things that you try prepare for when having a baby, financially, physically, emotionally. A lot of those things you prepare for before and a lot of things you have to just embrace during those 9 months. I say this all the time, but I really feel like there is something so special and necessary about those 9 months. 9 months of body changes. 9 months of crazy hormones (am I right!?!?) 9 months of learning this child’s movements and cravings. 9 months to adjust and prepare for parenthood.
No matter what your experience is, the real truth comes down to one word, Attitude. Positivity and gratitude bring peace and power. When you have a positive attitude it doesn’t mean you are always happy. It means you have the tools to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward. It means that you see yourself as God sees you. That is true for any situation! Especially being pregnant!!
I love being pregnant. and I’m dead serious.
I love feeling my 32 week old baby boy wiggle around inside of me. I love seeing his profile on the ultrasound pictures. I love that he nestle up close when daddy’s hand is on my belly. I love that bubble baths have become more of my daily routine. And I love getting foot rubs from my HERO of a husband.
AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING!