If only I had known …
Dear Pregnant Me,
You will get emotional.
You will crave meat (even though you’re a vegetarian).
Take that back you will crave McDonald’s cheeseburgers.
You will have the biggest scare of your life at 9 weeks.
You will survive through it with a healthy baby.
When your see your baby for the first time your life changes.
When you hear your baby’s heart beat yours will stop.
You end up in the hospital … a lot. But you will be okay.
You will get extremely cranky when its summer time and 100 degrees outside.
You will make it through the struggle of giving up caffeine.
People will judge you. But at the end of the day you’ll learn not to care.
The most important people in your life will come around and be there.
You will learn pregnancy is hard. But it’s worth it, I promise.
You will learn 10 months will seem like forever but in fact it’s not.
No matter how much you wish for a girl you’ll have a boy.
Boys are better.
You can never prepare for what is about to come. No matter how much you try.
People will try to touch your belly…at school, at work, at the grocery store.
People will tell you you’re fat…clearly they know how to make a pregnant woman feel great.
You will have early on contractions and fear your baby won’t make it to 36 weeks.
In fact you will be induce.
You will be forced into an emergency C-section.
Schedule a C-section from the start.
Castro oil does NOT work, in fact its gross don’t try it!
You will give birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy.
You will go home from the hospital on your birthday with the best gift ever.
A beautiful son.
If only I had known … you live and learn. The joy of the unknown is learning and growing along the way with every experience.