I had written a few reflections on being pregnant during my first trimester — partially to work out my feelings and partially to eventually put something out there in a coherent form that might resonate with other women who are going through the same thing.
Luckily, my last post was written some time ago (I’m 19 weeks, found at at 4), so I am generally feeling a lot better. I have always wanted to have kids and didn’t think I’d be able to get pregnant, so the fact that we are expecting is really a blessing (and that we didn’t have to work at or worry about it). I just didn’t anticipate that it would come right before the wedding. I mean, wedding planning is stressful enough, but add fatigue, mood swings, and a distaste for most food (luckily — again — no real nausea) to the equation and, well, it made things all the more stressful.
The idealist in me expected the moment of discovery to be something that was filled with idyllic joy — like I could really feel the little life inside of me.
Reality, though, was something altogether different.
But, as things are in the now, I’m happy that things turned out the way they did and that I was able to squeeze into my wedding dress without looking too big!
Funny where life takes you and when it decides to.
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