It's funny to see how our visions of ourselves change (or don't) when we are pregnant-as if we have a "pregnant self" and a "not pregnant self." Victoria shares a few of her thoughts with us.
Here I am, expecting baby number 2 (due August 7!) I’m remembering the kind of woman I am
when I’m pregnant.
I’m the kind of woman that has a prenatal development book in one hand, a purse full of essential oils in the other, and wearing hot pink pumps for as long as I can at every fancy event. I love learning about my baby, I love doing everything I can to take care of myself, but still super in denial over my growing belly.
It’ll be strange being on the other side now that I’ve been working for STLBR for a while now. I’m thrilled to be attending a Creative Arts Birth class and having Maura attend my birth.
I haven’t put together a playlist for myself yet, but I keep finding myself listening to the one I had for my son’s birth. I find I listen to that playlist when I’m going through any kind of big transition now. Maybe I’ll just use that one again.
What surprised you when you were pregnant? What were you drawn to?