Ya know, being pregnant is really hard. In case you didn’t read my first post I am 18 weeks pregnant with my second child. Im not one of those people who enjoys being pregnant. I know that may seem controversial to say, but it’s true. And honestly I think people who say they love being pregnant are just kidding themselves. Or lying because they think that’s what they’re supposed to say. I think a lot of people feel ashamed to share their true feelings.
I’m sure there are some who are truly blessed with easy pregnancies and love every second of it. But that’s not me. And I’ll proudly say it. In fact, it’s a big reason why I started this blog in the first place. I feel like people (moms in particular) don’t share enough of their experiences and wisdoms so that everyone else can really be informed. I know there’s tons of Mommy books out there but in my opinion, it didn’t matter how many of those books I read, or how many of those documentaries I saw. I wasn’t prepared.
I’ll never forget a conversation that I had with an employee 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. She was older than me and her son was already grown so I was eager to take in any advice that she had to give. But one thing stuck in my mind until even now. She said “I wish I would have known”. What she was referring to was all the little (and big) ways that your life changes after having a child. I didn’t understand what she meant then, but I definitely do now.
Those changes begin the moment you find out that you’re pregnant. Most of time you have to do a complete 180 and change everything about your lifestyle. This can be hard for a lot of people. Especially me. But no matter how much I complain, it’s all worth it in the end.