Bit of a random post this one. At the time of writing this, I’d been thinking a lot about when I give birth and there won’t be a baby in my belly. Being honest, it’s quite a weird thing for me to imagine!
I look back to last year before I fell pregnant and I can’t actually remember it very well. I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever! I cannot remember a time I wasn’t protective of my belly, cautious of what I eat and when I wasn’t attending lots of appointments at the doctors/hospital. It sounds daft I can imagine, and I’m not sure if I’m the only person who has felt like this, but I can’t help but feel nervous.
I have had other Mums come up to me and say ‘You’ll miss your baby bump when he’s out’ and ‘You’ll carry on stroking your belly for the next year’. I didn’t really think much of it then, but actually now I really do think this will be true!
For those who haven’t been pregnant before this might all sound a bit mad. I can imagine you’re all thinking ‘How can you not remember when you weren’t pregnant? You weren’t pregnant for a long while before!’ to which I agree. I’m asking the same question! How can being pregnant for 8 months really make you feel like this? I’m not sure if it’s to do with having this growing connection with your little baby in your belly, but this is the only thing I can pin it to for now.
These are the things I think I’ll miss;
I’ll miss the wriggles of my baby in my belly – I know this makes a lot of people feel a bit weird, but feeling your baby turning around, elbowing you and sticking his bum out is a magical feeling.
I’ll miss my bump – Although it has got in the way a lot and it makes moving around very difficult, it’s going to feel extremely weird when it’s gone.
As well as missing things about the pregnancy, it’s going to feel weird having an effectively ‘free’ body. There are so many things midwives recommend you can’t eat and drink, so once I’ve given birth, I’ll feel weird going back to normal!
Being able to eat/drink certain types of food – Soft cheeses, Pâté, Alcohol, certain types of fish – These are just a few of the things Midwives recommend you can’t eat or drink. I can imagine I’m going to feel so guilty eating and drinking these again!
Lying on my stomach – This is how I usually sleep, but with the huge bump, this is virtually impossible, plus you feel like you’re squishing your baby! When I’m able to sleep on my stomach again, It’s going to be a very weird feeling.
Exercising – This isn’t something you can’t do in pregnancy. What they suggest is if you regularly exercised before falling pregnant it’s much safer to carry on. As I did virtually no exercise what so ever before, I was basically banned from doing any form of exercise, not like I wasn’t pleased about this! Knowing I’ll have a lot of weight to loose after giving birth, exercise will be something I’m sure I’ll have to do, although it’ll feel very weird!
Being able to move easily – Getting off the sofa without struggling, not having a waddle to your walk, being able to fit into small spaces again.. The list goes on!
Is there any other Mums out there who felt like this? Or are you pregnant now and are starting to get these feelings? It would be nice to know I’m not the only person feeling like they’ve been pregnant forever! Let me know in the comments.
Sorry if I babbled on a bit in this post, I honestly don’t understand how I feel myself really! Don’t forget to keep up to date with all posts by following me on Bloglovin, Twitter and Instagram!
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