Lets put it this way – I have read the book “What to Expect When Expecting” twice (not cover to cover but the important bits) and I still find myself scratching my head thinking, “huh”. While I know I haven’t always been one to be decisive, I have always prided myself on having a keen knowledge of my internal self, thought myself to be driven and motivated, funny and at times, even inspirational. However falling pregnant has made me question what I believed to be true about myself and has left me feeling a little confused.
Here is a quick 101 about me. I am in my early thirties, have enjoyed success in most areas of my life and am now half way through one of life’s beautiful journeys – motherhood. Yes, I am pregnant! And what a whirl wind journey it is proving to be! I have a new best friend, doctor, partner and source of comfort – Google or as my husband calls it – Dr. Google. In the last 20 weeks, I have diagnosed myself with all sort of ailments (generally, I do not consider myself to be hypochondriac) and have found chocolate and Salt and Vinegar chips to be the cure for most of my self-diagnosed diseases.
As I reflect on my last 20 weeks of being pregnant and explore the next 20 weeks of getting fatter, I hope my stories, confusions and realisations help you along your way. If you are a confused, first time pregnant mama – have no fear – this blog will keep you clear!