When I found out I was pregnant last year, the thought of April 2016 delivery seemed so far away; but time flew by really fast and now the countdown starts for our baby’s arrival.
Looking back, I spent the first trimester wrapping my head around being pregnant and the changes I have to adapt to, then my second trimester was bliss as I was able to simply focus on enjoying my pregnancy. Third trimester hit and I was suddenly on full gear preparation mode. For those who know me, it will come as no surprise that I took this preparation as my mini project. Maybe it’s my way of nesting, but I can honestly say now that it was an unnecessary pressure I’ve put myself under as at the end of the day, you can never be fully prepared.
I’m officially one month away from meeting our little girl. How am I feeling? I’m overwhelmed with emotions. I feel like I’m in a pretty good place and confident about the actual labor but there are moments when worries would linger in my head at night. There are times when I’m overjoyed one minute and feel really anxious the next (this goes on repeat everyday). I get particularly emotional whenever I imagine Anthony or I holding her but at the same time, the fact that we don’t know a thing about babies feels very unsettling. I guess these emotions are all part of what makes pregnancy wonderful.
My good friend of mine who’s been my confidant throughout this pregnancy told me that women are given 9 months to prepare for this moment and our bodies and mind instinctively gears up and switches for every stage and milestone of pregnancy including the actual labor and early motherhood. We need to trust that our bodies will instinctively know what to do and learn to let it be.
My main priority from here on out is focus on staying positive and happy. I’m looking forward to savoring these last few weeks and spend as much time with Anthony and my family and friends. I’m looking forward to going on date nights with the husband, coffee dates with my girlfriends, going for leisurely walks with my mom.
I’m also working around the clock on creating blog content so I have posts queued up while I’m on maternity leave. If you have any requests, feel free to drop me line on the comment section below.