Being pregnant has shown me how to love and respect my body in a whole new way. It has shown me how to embrace uncertainty and to see it as an opportunity for something beautiful to happen. It has shown me how to feel a complete sense of selflessness and to feel so deeply for someone I’ve never even met. Being pregnant has been nothing but a gift; a God-sent gift.
I tried writing that above paragraph in a million different ways. I tried to elaborate more and make it longer, but honestly, that is it. Those are my feelings. Everything that has happened during this pregnancy thus far, physically and emotionally, has been a gift. I can’t believe how much my body is capable of every time I look in the mirror. I can’t believe how strongly I feel for this little human that I have yet to meet. I can’t believe how much comfort and peace I find whenever I feel our little one moving inside. When I first found out I was pregnant, admittedly, I felt excited but I also felt scared. I instantly thought about how much our lives were about to change. I even questioned whether we were ready for all the changes. Silly me.
Now, as I wrap up my second trimester, I can’t help but think about how much better our future is going to be because of the changes. I have a healthy body, a healthy baby, and a husband who lights up every time he thinks about being a dad to our little one. I know I said it before, but I’m going to say it again- pregnancy is a gift and I am grateful.
See you soon our little beach babe.