Day 20: Do you have a birthing plan?
I do not have a specific plan laid out yet, which is honestly kind of weird since I’m a planner. (You know, now that we are talking about it I might just work on that today.) I do however have some things that I want to happen. I want to deliver naturally so no drugs or epidurals for me and I want my child to be circumcised. As far plans go that’s as far as I have gotten.
Day 19: Are you ready to be a mommy?
I don’t really think that I’ll ever realistically be able to say yes. I don’t believe that anyone is truly ready to be a parent.
Over the course of my life I have learned that life isn’t going to come at you the way you think. You can study, prepare, and learn as much as you can about something and in practice it will be 95-98% different than what you thought it would be.
I am preparing myself for being a mother, I am preparing myself for growing my boy, but I am also preparing myself for the fact that it will all be new and definitely a learning experience as we go through it.
I am ready in the sense that I don’t wish that it weren’t happening. I know that this is God’s plan for me, and I know that because of that He will provide the grace and supply my needs.
Still, I can’t say I am ready. I have never been a mother, I have never met my child. I don’t know what it will be like, but I can’t say that I am ready I can definitely say that I am looking forward to all the learning.
Day 17: Most difficult thing about being a mom-to-be?
The most difficult thing for me has been dressing myself.
I had about 19-20-ish weeks where it really didn’t matter what I wore, I practically looked the same as I did before I became pregnant. But a little over a week ago my baby bump finally decided to show itself. I finally need new pants and we just haven’t had the time to shop for them. Even if I did, I feel like I would be between regular clothes and maternity clothes.
I have lots of skirts and dresses to wear to church which is awesome, but no pants. It’s just a bit difficult to dress down for regular day to day things and errands without jeans. All that fits comfortably right now is my exercise clothes and I don’t really want to be that lady who walks around in gym gear when she’s not even exercising. I wear it when I do and would prefer streets when I’m not.