Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MInd Over Belly

A comment that is very common for me to hear goes something like this:
"I bet you're sick of being pregnant, aren't you?"

Um, no.
No, I'm not.

I have very easy pregnancies--
no complications, no drama.

While I will admit that I am officially uncomfortable at this stage of the game,
I hope I never portray pregnancy as some terrible life-event to simply be endured.
I know many women have different stories than mine,
and, to be sure, I am NOT belittling their experiences.
I don't know how it's become so normal(?) to bash pregnancy and scare the living daylights out of anyone who has not yet had a baby.
Think how many horrible pregnancy/birth stories you've heard compared with the number beautiful, heart-warming ones.  Why do women do that to each other?  I have no idea.

I came across this article recently and really enjoyed it.
Maybe you will, too.


  1. I also had very easy pregnancies, not even any morning sickness, which made me the oddity in our family! Deliveries were also pretty easy...and at the end of the 9 months, we are rewarded with a beautiful, beautiful child!


  2. it's because drama sells! that's why all the news headlines are awful ... news editors know that people want sensational, not humdrum.

    and i had an awful pregnancy and still wasn't ready for it to be over. but that was mostly because i dreaded the birth. but also because i knew i would miss feeling the little babe move inside of me! such a miraculous thing!

  3. My little Violet is 2 weeks old already!! I am so excited for you that you soon will meet your new little one! I'll be praying for you, Melissa...

  4. I LOVED being pregnant :) And even though my labor and delivery wasn't AT ALL what I planned (silly me, I thought I could PLAN my labor and delivery) I actually am excited by the idea of giving birth again. I hope that some day God decides that we should have another baby!


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