Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Words of Wisdom for Moms-to-Be - Month 3

written September 21, 2011
week 10

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin. (info found on
My awesome friend Jaymie sent me an email this morning and I wanted to share it for anyone else who may be preg and wondering how life is going to change dramatically. I think of that quite often. Jaymie had her baby girl, Brighton Kay McGrath, back in July (in like the easiest delivery ever) and wanted me to know some things. The best part is today is her 32nd birthday so this is just very fitting. Here they are below. I love this!

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices. (if you would have told me this 3 months ago, i would have said you are out of your f-ing mind. i was so scared of the sacrifices...especially the sleep one. but, here i 7:19am...sitting at the computer...just waiting for my daughter to wake up. i can barely believe it. and it doesn't bother me one bit. it takes all i have not to wake her ass up right now because i miss her.)

3. You respect your body ... finally.

4. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

5. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
6. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

7. Your heart breaks much more easily.

8. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.

9. Every day is a surprise.

10. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)

11. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

12. You become a morning person.

13. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

This just makes me smile!!! I love it. Does anyone have anything to add?

Hold fast your dreams! Within your heart. Keep one still, secret spot. Where dreams may go. And, sheltered so, may thrive and grow.
- Louise Driscoll


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