What my pregnancy has taught me…

…and how I think it will help me in Motherhood. 

If you think about it, as I have been over the last few days, pregnancy must be designed in one way or another to help us prepare for being a mum. The lack of sleep at night, the constant mental awareness of putting someone else first, the need to wind down at work and many other things besides. 

It got me thinking. My pregnancy journey has been entirely different to any of my friends, impossible to predict by reading ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ and other similar pregnancy journals and all in all quite a difficult nine months. 

The hugely positive thing to come out of it all is that I genuinely feel ready for anything. No sleep? Sore boobs? Crying baby? Bring it all on. And you know why…. because  no matter what motherhood throws at me, I’ll have my little baby in my arms and I’ll keep reminding myself that I everything I went through, was to get to that point. 

I feel like I’ll be able to take my baby out on the tubes and trains…. something I didn’t  relish the idea of before….. because I’ve had to tube and train it to the hospital 2/3 times a week for the last five months. Come rain or snow, rush hour or not, poorly or well, even post op, my ever growing bump and I have done it! In fact I’m writing this post on a packed commuter train on my way home from my 38 week midwife appointment! 

I won’t go on and on, but I feel ready for the next challenge and excited to use everything I’ve learnt about myself through this pregnancy journey! 

Hurry up now, baby! We’re ready to meet you! 

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