Oh, Right. I’m Having a Baby.

A funny thing happens at some point in a woman’s pregnancy.

She realizes that she’s having a baby.

Do you know what I mean?

It’s so easy to forget.

In the midst of long months of sickness, the many discomforts,  the  annoying comments from others… it’s easy to forget that you won’t be pregnant forever.

It’s easy to forget what you’re actually doing.

Yesterday, Sadie (6) asked me: “Mom, I don’t remember what you looked like when you weren’t pregnant. Do you have any pictures of you?”

Weird, because I had been thinking the same thing. I couldn’t remember what my body looked and felt like not pregnant. I remember liking the way I felt and looked. I was pretty cute, even. I miss that. I miss how easily my body moved around. How it did what I wanted. I was in control.

Pregnancy is so long when it’s happening to you.

It’s a bit like labor. Just before or around transition, you need the people around you to remind you that… Lady, you’re having a baby. The baby will be here soon. You’ll get to meet your baby. Just a few more pushes.

This realization has been coming to me recently.

This morning after breakfast while I cleaned the kitchen and scrubbed the stove clean, I realized that in a few weeks, I’ll have a baby. And I probably would have been interrupted in this task by now. The baby would need to nurse, or a change of diaper or outfit, or just cuddles to be happy.

I’m having a baby.

Whoa.

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2 Responses to Oh, Right. I’m Having a Baby.

  1. Candi says:

    Yes you are. And you will get to meet him/her very soon! And we can’t wait to find out if it’s a him/her :)

  2. Lila Huggins says:

    WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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