Dear my pregnant self,
First of all Congratulations for the bundle of joy who has just planted inside you and will stay there for the next 38 weeks. Your first reaction when you found out that you are pregnant must be a happy one but soon you will become anxious and scared for the future. When God created women, he kept the process of childbirth in mind and your body is capable of producing children without any issues. And if there are any problems in your pregnancy, remember, science and technology are at your disposal.
Do not adhere to all the advice
As soon as your family and friends know that you are pregnant, they will bombard you with list of do’s and don’ts. Follow only the ones you feel are relevant. You can walk fast, climb up the stairs and dance too.
Sleep as much as you can
I know the frequent urge to pee , backaches and the strong kicks at night wont let you sleep well but please sleep during the whenever you can. Once the baby is here, you wont be able to sleep well at all.
Don’t give in to your cravings
Pregnancy doesn’t mean that you can eat a pizza for dinner every night. Remember more the weight you gain, more the time you will take to shed it. Do you know if you gain weight quickly you might have lots of stretch marks too?
Do not google each and every symptom
If you do, it will leave you worried and stressed. Google does not answer all your questions. If you feel something is wrong, call your doctor right away. Or check with your mommy friends.
Spend quality time with your spouse and go for a baby moon
Don’t be scared of travelling because this is your only chance to spend some quality time with you better half because one your baby is here, the ‘our’ time will go for a toss. Please please please go for a baby moon. Buy beautiful dresses and take lots of selfies.
Get a professional pregnancy photoshoot
Don’t listen to the ones who say you may doom your pregnancy with the photo shoots. You will cherish the pregnancy pictures all your life.
Take deep breaths
Whenever you decide to give up, take deep breaths and start all over again. Also, when you reach the time to deliver trust your body. It will take care of the whole process.
You will be okay
There will be tough time in your pregnancy. In those times just trust God and keep your calm. Even after you have the baby, life will throw lots of challenges at you. Don’t give up at any point and remember, you are a good human being and a few parenting failures shouldn’t hamper your spirit. Pray hard when it is the hardest to pray !
The mommy self
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