We’ve reached week 38! I cannot believe we are this close to the end of this 40 week journey. I’ll admit that I’m hoping the pull of the full moon tonight might have some effect on baby coming a wee bit earlier than 40 weeks, but we’ll get into that a bit later. The truth is that this hasn’t been an easy journey, but it also hasn’t been the most difficult. I feel bad when I complain about things knowing that there are other people having a far worse time of it than me, but I also know that we each have different struggles to face throughout our pregnancy. Mine was the carpal tunnel that could sometimes keep me from my work on this blog, but we’ve managed to somehow keep it going.
As we reach the end, I’m reminded that while not EVERYONE is happy about your pregnancy, they are all happy about your baby. People will be jumping for joy to meet your little bundle when the time finally arrives. The world is full of love. It’s a good time to remind myself as well as the rest of you that you should accept help from others in the days and weeks after the baby arrives. You should allow people to do things for you. I’m terrible at this so it’s as much a reminder for myself as any of you. It is certainly something the hubs points out from time to time mostly because things are getting more difficult for me. It takes a village to raise a baby from conception to adulthood. Trust me on this one. I am more and more aware daily that I do not know everything nor would I want to at any given point. We need to experts on some things while others we can rely on the expertise of others.
Just like parenting styles, there are many ways people deal with pregnancy. When people ask me questions about it, I try to give them an honest answer from my experience, but I know that sometimes people feel you are telling them what to do or how to do things. This isn’t always true. We’re just all super sensitive and can often feel like we’re doing the right things versus the wrong thing. I’ve learned to try to word things as delicately as possible. I learned this mostly from hearing people ask me if there are two in here. I am NOT having twins. I’d be WAY bigger if I was by the way. I’d have never asked anyone that question even before I got pregnant, but it reminds you of how super sensitive any topic can be for different women. We all want to feel good about ourselves after all.
Mostly I’ve learned that pregnancy isn’t easy to navigate, but it’s well worth it in the end. I feel that tinge of nostalgia for it already and the baby isn’t even out. I know the hardest part is yet to come, and here I am hoping it comes tonight. I hope that all of you will cross your fingers for me.
Mostly for me my pregnancy reflections are that I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ve been lucky in the fact that most of my issues have been minor. I mean the carpal tunnel sucks, but I didn’t have any abnormal tests the entire time. I have to look at the bright side when I’m thinking about my pregnancy reflections, right? I feel blessed that I’ve been able to have a lot of help from the hubs, our parents, and of course my other momma friends around the country. I feel that we’ve built up an amazing support team over the last few months with midwives, doulas, and teachers. I find that my pregnancy reflections are great based on the fact that I’ve met so many amazing people who have been willing to hold my hand when the questions are tough. I also feel incredible to know that my mom still uses the same old walk it off mentality she’s always used for me. I say that and it’s true. My mom is always about keeping it real and trying to keep me from getting too stressed out before the test has been ran and this was especially helpful when I first started measuring large. Pregnancy isn’t an easy road, but it’s nice to look back at the entirety of what we’ve been through and know that my pregnancy reflections are mostly positive. I look forward to looking back again once Sweet Baby J has arrived.
What are you looking forward to this month?