You can’t be a little bit pregnant!
Things are so different now than they were when I was when my mother was pregnant with me or even when I was pregnant with my son (25 years ago).
The more things change the more they stay the same.
Even though it was so many years ago for me, I still remember never being happier than when I was carrying my son. I felt beautiful, healthy and happy. There is something very magical about being pregnant. Even people who have difficult pregnancies somehow can’t get over the overwhelming feeling of grace and bliss they feel (between all the morning sickness and swollen feet). I remember my mother sharing her fond memories about finally getting pregnant with me (she tried for 17 years to get pregnant) and how excited she was. I even remember my grandmother talking about her greatest joy in life was being pregnant – knowing she was going to bring new little life people into this world. Three generations – all remembering the same feelings. And even though pregnancy and childbirth is very different today than it was during my grandmothers time (who literally gave birth in a potato field to two of her children) the more the feeling about it stays the same.
Tears of Joy
I was watching one of those shows on Lifetime TV the other day where the woman are delivering their babies and every single time a baby was born I’d cry. There is a common bond between women and childbirth that is unexplainable. I’d cry with joy for that new baby and the new mommy. I remember being one of my dear friend’s Lamaze coaches (many years ago). Her husband just didn’t think he could do it. Oh my how I cried when that beautiful baby was born – it was truly a miracle to me.
Do we really glow?
This picture set is of Nicole. She is 7 months pregnant and beautiful. We were talking about how pregnant women simply glow, they say it’s the hormones but we (mommies everywhere) know better – it’s the pure JOY inside radiating out to the world around us saying: “look out world, my child is on the way and he/she is going to make a difference in this world. You just wait and see!”Pin It