Dear pregnancy ✨
for teaching me,
and thank you for preparing me. Though I've come to realize you can never fully prepare yourself into motherhood no matter how many books you read, blogs you follow or tutorials you listen to. Over the passed 39 weeks of pregnancy I have truly loved every second (maybe not so much the morning sickness but I embraced it because it reminded me of the great news, and was thankful for it) however … the last couple days I felt more afraid and fearful of the reality of myself becoming a mother … will I be good enough? will I be strong enough? will I be ready? will I know what to do? Do I have everything I need ? What do I really even need? Can I provide for this little life? Will I be okay? Will he/she be okay?
Thank you for the aggressive morning sickness,
and the long nights of tossing and turning.
Thank you for the endless trips to the bathroom,
and for the crazy mood swings.
Thank you for the food cravings … (I truly have found a new love for olives and orange sherbet) and for allowing me to not feel too guilty after crushing a family size bag of ketchup chips until my mouth started to bleed…even though it was ONLY ONE TIME it was enough to promise myself to never do it again… so i guess i did feel pretty guilty.
Thank you for the tiger stripes on my breast … and for the breasts in general 👌🏼 Thank you for allowing me to feel life itself living inside of me,
and to feel so incredibly close to someone i have never met.
Thank you for the opportunity to slow down and speed up,
and for giving me patience… Rome wasn’t built in a day and so neither will this baby.
Thank you for connecting me with myself and with others around me.
Thank you for all the ups and all the downs that are all apart of this beautiful journey, they have all brought me to where I am now.
Thank you for allowing me to appreciate the beauty in my changing body,
to always love myself and know that I am beautiful and wonderful made.
Thank you for teaching me that through all this I am still me.
Thank you for allowing me to loose myself and find myself in the process. ****continue reading in comments****