During the beginning of my pregnancy, I experienced grueling morning sickness and at moments, I began to second-guess myself. What am I doing? Am I maternal enough to be a good mother? If I am struggling this much now, how am I going to handle the sleepless nights and midnight feedings?
I am sure I will continue to experience ups and downs during my pregnancy; however, I’ve recently experienced several things that have boosted my confidence and made me completely grateful for this amazing opportunity to be a mother.
I recently found out I’m having a girl. I would have been equally happy with a boy but for some reason knowing it’s a girl has taken this pregnancy to another level.
Another thing that has helped me connect is the somewhat strange and surreal feeling of her moving around inside me. I have also begun talking to her, which probably makes me look slightly insane. I have no idea if she can hear me or not but I love her and I want her to know.
Not only is my connection to my daughter growing but also it is amazing how pregnancy can bring a couple even closer. This past weekend my husband bought an heirloom tomato just to show me the present size of our baby growing inside me. At that moment, I think I fell in love with him all over again. He is going to be an awesome dad.
Note: Originally posted on Walmart’s Baby Buzz Blog on 3/16/2009.
About Kelly Tirman
Kelly Tirman is Natural Connector, Crowdsourcer, Curator and Change Management Professional specializing in Social Business. She currently works as an Enterprise Social Business Strategist for Wells Fargo however in her “free-time” Kelly blogs on several topics including Urban Living, Raising Multilingual Children, Organic Beauty and Social Commerce. She happily resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.