Sunday, April 4, 2010


To be pregnant means so much more than just carrying a baby in your womb. It means sharing every fiber of your being with another. Another life lives because you live, it breathes because you breathe. Everything you do effects certain aspects of your pregnancy. The choices you make daily as to what you eat (can you hold it down?), what you drink (does it have too much sugar or caffine?), how much exercise you get (to help prevent high BP and diabetes issues)...there is so much to think about. I feel this baby moving around inside of me and I ask myself if I am doing everything I can to give him or her the best start in life. Being pregnant really brings a whole new perspective to your own mortality. It makes you more careful of things you do on a daily basis. When I rest and am asked what I did today, I tell whomever asked me, that I am making a baby, what did you do today? My entire body is working triple time to grow this amazing being and prepare for the journey of bringing him or her earthside. I sometimes overlook things in my home to make sure that my kids are happy and I am well rested, but often find myself upset because then my house is a mess. I work and go to school (while online and now only ONE school as opposed to three lol as I graduated from one and am on suspension from the other, long story) take care of 7 other kids and a house. I often feel my time is so limited. There is so much a woman goes through in her life that men do not often understand.
I try my best to do everything I possibly can to make everyone happy, but tend to find I am not as happy as I would like to be. I know there are other women reading this that can relate. So I ask you, how did (or do) you deal with the pregnancy hormones and the normal day to day stress of being a mom (if you already have babies) or the stress of marriage, bills...and everything else that piles upon us? Reply to this blog with your tips on relaxing and finding time for you.