Where life takes you…

2 Oct

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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4 Responses to “Where life takes you…”

  1. teresa October 3, 2007 at 12:23 am #

    Now I feel much more comfortable saying: Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and Doug, and more importantly very glad to hear that *you* are happy!

  2. Kelly October 3, 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    OMG, all that at once? What I said before, x three billion! LOL
    Great to hear you’re happier and calmer now. I don’t think the fear ever completely goes away, (once you have ’em, they keep growing and *doing* stuff!) but I’m given to understand that the joy and the wonder mostly drown out the fear. Congratulations, and more virtual hugs!

  3. Em October 5, 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling more calm and secure in following where life is heading for you. Best of luck, and congratulations!

  4. knittyk8 October 6, 2007 at 3:46 am #

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling happier now – it’s got to be incredibly stressful to find out something so huge in the midst of wedding planning. Congratulations 🙂

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