Bringing a baby into this world includes a very long To-Do list. The months of prepping and planning before this new life arrives are extremely busy. There is so much to do and yet so little time. The race to beat the clock and as your body morphs into a ticking time bomb, your day to day routine may be jam packed with events and tasks. Of all these duties, errands and events that occurred during my pregnancies, there is one and only ONE thing I wish I had done differently while pregnant.
“I felt the best I ever had during my pregnancies! I wish I could have bottled that feeling and sold it”
These are the words of my mother on the topic of pregnancy. The saying goes, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. Well, this apple fell off, rolled into the orchard next door, was then harvested and made into applesauce.
I wish I had experienced maternity the way my mother had, unfortunately that just wasn’t so. Although this was a magical time in my life (I mean it’s not every day you create a human), it had its difficult days.
Pregnancy is awe-inspiring and beautiful. To have the capability to make life is a privilege more rewarding than any other experience I have encountered. The love that blossoms for your child is like that of no other. Yes, we all love others in our lives, but our children are a part of you. Some say to have children is to have your heart walking around outside your body and it’s true!