My Pregnancy Story – It will all be OK!

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My Pregnancy Story – It will all be OK!

 

Pregnancy is terrifying, at least mine was.

We’re presented with this beautiful picture of pregnancy that involves a bump that resembles a football stuffed up your stretchy jumper, glowing skin, silky hair and an aura of excitement excreting from every orifice.

In reality I was a waddling ball of emotions with greasy skin that stopped at frequent points in the day to throw up, my hair was nice though!

Every pregnancy is different but for me the emotional difficulties far outweighed the physical, that’s not to say my ankles weren’t puffy and the constant sickness wasn’t exhausting but I could handle them, I’d never really considered that my hormones would attack me though.

I’ve always been really lucky with ‘ladies stuff’, never suffered with PMT or had any monthly side effects so I thought, naively I’d breeze though pregnancy just the same…oh how wrong I was!

I cried, a lot…over everything.

I was unable to regulate my reactions, I’d shout, scream and inevitably in the end, cry – not the odd tear, big body jerking sob type cries

I was terrified my amazing relationship was going to crumble.

I convinced myself everybody else would be out partying while I stayed at home with a baby, all by myself missing out on all the fun.

I was sure that I was going to be awful as a mother and that my baby would hate me.

I questioned what we were doing, our life was great – why were we changing it?

But, it was all OK.

My baby arrived and I realised that all my fears were unfounded, not because I was wrong about things changing and our lives being turned completely on their heads but because it didn’t matter.

Our relationship, far from crumbling, flourished – we had a new dimension, we now loved each other more as the other guard and protector of our precious bundle.

The partying has taken a considerable back seat, in fact it’s been tied up and put in the boot but that’s fine, we manage the odd dinner and drinks with friends which is amazing but generally something has to be pretty special to tempt us past our 10pm bedtime.

I think I’m OK at the Mum stuff, most of the time! Some days are better than others but I have a smiley, healthy, happy little guy so I’m taking that as his positive review of my parenting efforts!

Enjoyment comes from different places these days, sleepy cuddles and gummy grins, a full nappy caught before it explodes everywhere and a homemade dinner well received by our tiny food critic, hearing ‘Mama’ through the baby monitor and watching new skills being attempted and achieved are just a few things that warm my insides like several large glasses of Merlot and late night used to.

Our old life really was great but our new one is awesome too.

My grandmother once very wisely told me, in a rare sentimental moment “Babies bring their love with them” something I couldn’t fully comprehend until I held my son for the first time but these are now my favourite words of wisdom for any nervous expectant friends.

To all those Mummies and Daddies to be, make the most of your time as a two but try not to worry too much about what is in store because everything will fall into place, soon you won’t be able to imagine a world before your offspring arrived and nor will you want to.

 

Todays Blog was written by Laura Green. If you like this article and want to hear more from Laura, please let us know below.

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