August 7, 2019

Four More Things I Learned About Pregnancy

It's been a while since I was pregnant - more than two years, and earlier in the year, at a reader's request, I shared some of the things I learned during pregnancy. I wasn't sure if I would be able to come up with anything, but before long, I had a much longer post than I originally anticipated and chose to split them into two. I was also a little concerned about sharing too many mother-themed posts and decided to space them out. And so, today I'm sharing 4 more things I learned about pregnancy. See the first part here.

  1. 9-10 months is a REALLY LONG TIME!!! You don't realize how long pregnancies last - it's literally 3 whole quarters of a year. It's easier to watch a pregnant woman and not think about the time from conception to delivery. If you're in it, the time can draaaaaaaaaaaaag. By the 5th or 6th month, you're pretty much begging time to speed up, so you can just have your baby.
  2. Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery are MIRACLES - no matter how they occur. You already know that my husband and I went through a failed medical procedure to get pregnant (the same procedure worked for my friend). When we finally got pregnant, it truly was a miracle as we had pretty much agreed to stop trying. While going through my pregnancy, and hearing how others lost pregnancies (early, and even as late as 4 weeks before their Due Dates), it really struck me that having a healthy pregnancy, and eventually having a healthy baby and mummy at the end of the day should really be the goal, and are huge miracles. No woman should be pressured to go through labor and delivery in this way or that way. The prayer should be, and this is what I pray now, "May your pregnancy end in a healthy baby and healthy you, in Jesus name." 
  3. Every pregnancy is different. You're not going to have the exact same experience with pregnancy as your friend, or even your sister. Heck, you may have 2 or 3 completely different pregnancies yourself! My mum would roll her eyes whenever I casually mentioned that I was uncomfortable, because she had "morning" sickness throughout all her pregnancies; on the other hand, I threw up just one time, and that was because I had overeaten or something random. I pray that whenever I get pregnant again, I have an easier time - it was easy for the most part, but being on bed rest was tough!
  4. Maternity Clothes are... not 100% necessary until the last couple of months. I was grateful for the maternity pants I bought from Old Navy, as they served me well during my pregnancy. My sister also passed down (or up, since she's younger than me) some maternity jeans. However, I really didn't go out of my way to buy maternity clothes. A lot of my own clothes are made of stretchy fabrics, and I was able to keep wearing them until the end. Even at that though, I stayed mainly in leggings and tops because I was on strict bed rest from the 6-month mark. BTW, if your husband is bigger than you, chances are you can wear his clothes for a good while.


  1. Even watching from the "outside", pregnancy seems really looongg. I mean eons after people announce they are pregnant, they are still pregnant. So I can't imagine what pregnant women themselves must be going through.

    1. It's such a looooooooooooooooooong thing! Like time seems to slow down so much, LOL!


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