Never did it occur to me that I would be told I should stop taking my medication while I was pregnant and eventually breastfeeding.
People are terrified of heavily pregnant women. They tiptoe around us, as if a baby might burst out at any moment.
You just don't know what you don't know at this point. Had you known, your list would have included these 8 essentials.
I sigh heavily at the sight. I feel tired. I feel achy. I feel big. I don't feel like myself. I don't feel beautiful.
Pregnancy is a nine month, crazy adventure, but you don't have to do it alone!
Your heart beats almost twice as fast as mine – twice as happy, twice as energetic, twice as important. It is soft and gentle, but imperative. I can feel your sense of urgency under my hand. Urgent – that is your underlying premise in life.
There are some other things your mom-friends should be sharing with you as you travel toward the path of parenthood
How was I going to raise a child? Because I had never felt the maternal urge, I felt lost, overwhelmed, and ill-prepared.