Dealing with an ever-changing body due to pregnancy was definitely a challenge. But one that I mostly felt prepared for. I knew my belly and hips would get bigger - and likely other body parts too. But it was something that was relatively easy to buy clothes for because I knew what was going to happen. My body after giving birth though .. well, I was thoroughly unprepared for that.
I was just looking at these photos today and thought .. wow oh wow is that a gigantic belly. No wonder why it hurt it so much pushing Beckett out. For those wondering, I do plan on doing a birth story post. Hopefully I’ll get that up sooner rather than later. For now, here’s what happened during my last week of pregnancy.
This is the week I’ve taken the plunge from inside seclusion to outside immersion .. for the sake of my sanity. I’ve started taking Dexter out again in the mornings. And after a stellar second visit with Beckett’s pediatrician yesterday, she assured me it’s okay to take him out for walks.
It’s kind of hard for me to believe that it was just one week ago today that I gave birth to this little boy of mine. Everything people say about instantly falling in love is so true. Every time I look at Beckett, hold him, kiss him and even think about him .. he takes more and more of my heart.
This first week of motherhood I’ve learned a lot. Each day has brought different challenges and varied rewards.