Before I found out that I was pregnant, I definitely had a few assumptions about what the whole experience would be like and how I’d feel during the 9-month process.
Little did I know, I’d be surprised by a few things…or in other words, I was just plain wrong.
Surprise #1: I like when people touch my belly.
For nearly my entire adult life, I thought that I wouldn’t want anyone touching my belly when I was pregnant. It sounded like a complete invasion of personal space, and it kind of grossed me out.
Well, here I am at just a little over 35 weeks along, and I actually love when people touch my belly. In fact, I’m usually inviting them to feel it!
I’m still amazed every time I feel a kick or some movement from my son. It seriously just blows my mind. I guess I just want other people to share in the miracle with me- even if it does call for a little invasion of my personal space.
Surprise #2: I’m not scared of labor.
Maybe I’m completely naive (and please don’t tell me if I am), but I’m really not nervous about giving birth. Sure, there are certain aspects of the birthing process that make me a little squeamish, but more than anything, I’m just excited! I’m so ready to meet my little boy (though I’d like him to stay put for these next 5 weeks).
Surprise #3: I’m a a little sad that my time alone with my husband is coming to an end.
Don’t get me wrong- I’m completely overjoyed about becoming a mother, and I couldn’t imagine a more wonderful gift. Even so, I love all of my time with Michael, and I cannot help feeling a little bit sad that one beautiful chapter of our lives is coming to an end.
Luckily, both sets of the baby’s grandparents live nearby, so we’ll have plenty of babysitters!
Surprise #4: I’ve really enjoyed being pregnant.
Don’t ask me why, but I always assumed that being pregnant would the least enjoyable experience on the planet. I guess it might have something to do with how it is portrayed in movies and on television.
Anyway, I’ve told you all 100 times that I just love being pregnant- and I meant it. I love my belly. I love how strangers seem to be a bit more kind and friendly. I love feeling the baby kick…
Sure, there are some things that I don’t love, and at this point, I’m honesty kind of over being pregnant. But for the most part, I’ve just enjoyed this whole experience so much.
Were there any things that surprised you during pregnancy?
Can you relate to any of the 4 surprises that I listed?
Have a wonderful day!
Hello! I'm Erin, the woman behind the blog and current mama-to-be. Be sure to visit my "About" page to learn more about me and The Grass Skirt. Thanks for visiting!
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