Its been 2 whole months since I gave birth. I cant remember quite how it felt to be 2 stone heavier and still childless. The time has flown by, baby boy gets bigger, my body feels healthier, and the stresses of first time motherhood get fewer.
Do I miss being pregnant? A lot of women claim they do, but I don’t. Its not that I had a troublesome pregnancy - I didnt. But I didnt like feeling physically restricted & unfit, and my clothes just didnt hang right. I also found it hard to dress modestly (as a Muslim) when everything starts to fit so tightly.
I side stepped the varicose veins, piles, constipation, morning sickness, swollen ankles and strange cravings. God was kind to me wasn’t he?! Alhamdulillah!
But I did get fed up of being so fat that I couldn't get out of my chair without a 30 second gradual wriggle side to side until i hung off the edge of the sofa, it frustrated me that i became so lethargic due to both physical factors and my impatience - *hurry up baby* became my most common thought, and the uncomfortable nights sleep - i definitely don’t miss that, although it has been replaced by other sleep problems now baby is here!
At the start of my pregnancy I lost about half a stone and struggled to finish my meals – I NEVER struggle to finish meals! Then during the middle and end I was just always so hungry, and craved chocolate and sweets so badly (the craving continues unfortunately). I suffered terrible heartburn on a few occasions, id never had heartburn before and boy oh boy, it was bad! And always at night, typical, especially as lying down makes heartburn worse!
Another downside of pregnancy, but also a good thing – leaving work. I miss those ladies at ‘Medical Records’. But im so pleased that God willing I wont have to work now for the next 15 years or so (im hoping to home school) –unless I create my own small business from home again.
Is there anything I did enjoy about my pregnancy? I did really enjoy just holding and stroking my tummy, and knowing that I was nurturing this little being inside of me. It made me feel proud. I enjoyed the little kicks, reassuring me that there was a good chance I was soon to be a mummy and finally make my husband a daddy. I guess I enjoyed the attention it brought to me – mainly from the ladies at my work place – you know, checking how I was feeling, asking me my plans and thoughts on labour, childcare, expectations of motherhood etc. People took more of an interest in me. Which was nice!!
I definitely hope to do it all again someday, and again, and again! Four children would be nice, and hopefully at least one of them will be adopted.
But please God, not too soon!!
And the flower pictures? Just a few shots of my garden at the moment, Grunty (seen hiding through the leaves) has destroyed most of it but a few drops of colour appear here and there occasionally.
And if fresh flowers cant be seen in the garden then at least they can be seen in my house...
Q/ I’m 2 months pregnant now, when will my baby move?
A/ With any luck, right after he finished college.
Q/ Should I have a baby after 35?
A/ No, 35 children is enough.
Q/ What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A/ For men to be the ones who get pregnant.
Q/ What is the best way to find out my baby’s sex?
Q/ Is there anything I should avoid whilst recovering from childbirth?
A/ Yes, pregnancy.
Q/ Does pregnancy cause haemorrhoid's?
A/ Pregnancy causes anything you want it to.
Q/ Do I have to have a baby shower?
A/ Not if you change the babies nappy very quickly.