Was so grateful to come across this post today as I work to step outside my fear and worry!
When I was pregnant with C, plenty of people issued dire warnings from the other side (of parenthood). I’ve mentioned them here before, but I was regularly told that my life would never be the same again (and this was always said in an ominous tone of voice). I was warned that I would never have time to read or even to take a shower. This all turned out to be complete nonsense. Although I was very sleep-deprived for the first three months of C’s life, no amount of “enjoying my sleep” while I was pregnant could have helped me to avoid it. People who tell pregnant women to “sleep now!” seem to think that sleep is something you can stockpile, like a squirrel hoarding nuts for winter. It just doesn’t work that way, folks.
So you would think, having been through this once before, that I would be immune…
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Congratulations!! I love that you shared this today, on the very day 14 years ago I found out I was pregnant after a year of fertility treatments. Such great news and I am excited to follow you on this journey! xoxo
What a crazy coincidence! 😀 And, thank you, my fingers are crossed, I’m definitely excited.
Thanks for re-blogging! And a big congratulations to you on your pregnancy!