Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment? (and please, no judgements)
Until I was 29 years old, I never wanted children. I didn’t want any children. Ever. I mean, I liked everyone else’s kids, but I just couldn’t relate to them. Couldn’t understand them. They were cute until I had to take care of them or hold them. It was not for me.
Also, I was very scared of the whole “giving birth” thing. Too much pain for me and I don’t relate well with pain. Just to be clear, I don’t feel pain very often. My head hearts twice a year with a low level of pain and I don’t really know what a toothache is (I know, but didn’t feel it for a long time). So, you can understand how the whole “natural birth” thing got me really really scared.
As I got older I changed. I felt the need to procreate. I wanted a child. And also I was thrilled by the, now more popular, option of giving birth through C-Section. I’m an unusual mother, I know, but I’ll give you more details about this in another post.
So, at 31 years old I got pregnant. I was so happy and excited. Couldn’t wait for the next nine months, which was an easy period for me (despite the last month, when my feet were killing me).
Let me tell you some of the things that I enjoyed about being pregnant.
- The happiness on the faces of my family and friends when I shared with them the Big News.
- Being the center of attention. Since I was a little girl I loved being the center of attention, but this was different. Everyone was asking me how I felt, concerned about me. My mom-friends were also jealous at me for not feeling as sick as they felt during their pregnancy (this making me feel better).
- Feeling my baby move and kick. I must say, this feeling is unique. I could feel my baby’s energy seeing my belly move.
- I couldn’t wait for the free-time. Being a corporate employee my daily job was very hard with after-hours work time. I was feeling the stress. Being pregnant, I was able to cut down the after-hours work time and also stay home in my last (almost) two months of pregnancy. So good!
- The lack of my period. Girls, you get me, right?
- Planning and dreaming of being a mother. Browsing all the possible information on parenting blogs and books.
- My husband did most of the chores for me. In my last month of pregnancy my feet hurt a lot. I couldn’t stand up. So, my husband did most of the daily chores. I loved relaxing on the sofa in front of the TV.
- Getting in front of the line at the market-stores. I shouldn’t wait on the regular line. My place was at the “special” line. The one for pregnant women. In font.
- Getting the cleavage I’ve always wanted. I’m not so gifted in that area of my body, so you get what I’m saying. Also, my husband was thrilled.
What were your most enjoyable moments in your pregnancy? What did you love about being pregnant?