Wednesday, April 11, 2018

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion
                                         
I'm already a little over halfway through my pregnancy and it has been one heck of a ride. From the minute I found out I was pregnant to this day so much has changed. Not just physically but pretty much in every aspect of my life. Some people say your life doesn't change until after the baby is actually here and although I know that will be a huge adjustment once baby girl arrives I still believe things have changed now. I feel different and I'm just not talking about the magical glow pregnancy leaves you with.

I've found myself listening to my body more and more. Before I was pregnant I would work to the bone and skip lunch until I would finish what I'm doing. Even if I felt light headed I would just keep going. I love my work ethic but sometimes you have to listen to your body. Nowadays pretty much everything tires me quickly but when my body says it needs a break or a nap I listen to it. My husband makes fun of me because he knows how much I hate napping and now I take so many frequent naps to recharge. My body needs one almost every day from growing a human. I also find myself asking for help. Before I would love to do EVERYTHING myself and pride myself in not asking for help. That's not the case now. I physically and mentally can't do it all so asking for a little help nowadays helps me out so much. I thank my husband a lot in that department. Whether it's a little extra help with worth related things or household he helps out when I ask him to.


No two pregnancies are the same! I use to be worried if I wasn't showing enough or showing too much as I progressed during the pregnancy. I quickly learned not every pregnancy is the same and to stop comparing myself to other women. There are women who start showing from the beginning and some that don't show until the end. Also during the first trimester, I didn't really throw up much rather had nausea about 90% of the time. The only things that would get me through the days were fatty foods and ginger ale. While I read about so many women not being able to hold any food down I wondered if it was normal that I was able to eat (fatty foods) and keep it down. Not every women, body or pregnancy is the same so I stopped thinking about it and just started to enjoy my journey more. My body is exactly where it needs to be and doing exactly what it's supposed to.  


I think the most powerful thing pregnancy has taught me is how to be strong. I've never experienced this amount of body changes from hormones, stretching, pain and just overall making life adjustments. I'm not the best person to adapt to change quickly and this has been the biggest change I've ever gone through without much time to adjust. I also fear the unknown and I think about what my labor and delivery will be like and it scares the shit out of me especially because I have a low tolerance for pain. The more I think about it though, I feel l fear it less because I can't wait to meet baby girl. It's almost like I know I'm going to go through a tremendous pain but if that means meeting baby girl I have no problem with it and don't fear it.



What Pregnancy Has Taught Me So Far, pregnancy, 22 weeks pregnant, mom blogger, fashion and pregnant, spring fashion
Photos by: Armandhugon


Outfit details: Skirt: H&M | Top & Jacket: Rainbow | Shoes: Clarks x Zappos | Sunglasses: AcLens | Purse: Clements Ribeiro



Thanks for reading! 
If any mamas out there want to share what they learned through their pregnancies I would love to read them in the comments below.
XO

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