My body is amazing.

Posted October 30, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, TopPosts / 34 Comments

As my pregnancy is drawing to a close, I wanted to reflect upon the amazing journey my body has been going through. Ladies, this body that we have – it is amazing! It can do amazing things that I didn’t appreciate until now. Being the typical girl, I’ve always had body issues and was never satisfied with the way I looked. It wasn’t until I agreed (finally, after many years of people wondering if I ever would) to try out this whole baby thing, that I realized how amazing my body really is.

I’ve watched my body change and grow to accommodate this new life inside me over the past 9 months in awe. I’ve subscribed to all the baby websites that send weekly “what is going on inside your body” emails and I’ve learned so much about what my body is doing, even when I’m not actively thinking about it. Whether I was paying attention or not, my body has been actively working every moment of the day to grow this baby and all his accessories. I want to see my placenta before the hospital takes it away because I spent 9 months with it growing inside me. Call it scientific curiosity, but my body produced this wonderful thing that has fed my baby all this time. The least I can do is give it the respect it deserves and take a good look at it. I watched the bump slowly expand over time and watched my uterus grow from the tiny size it was normally, to this wonderfully enormous mass that supports life. How can I think it is anything less than amazing?

Yes I’ve probably complained plenty about the discomforts of being pregnant, but there’s so much more to the experience than that. The hormones, for one, have been great. I’ve never had this general calm and happy feeling before. I’ll miss it, that’s for sure. I wonder if I’ll still be this nice after delivery? Will I still have this general feeling of contentment or will I be back to the nervous wreck I have been known to be? I guess we’ll find out very shortly.

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34 responses to “My body is amazing.

  1. […] Those of you who know me well, know I didn’t want kids for the longest time. I dragged my feet on the issue for years! After the big 3-0 hit and I realized it was only going to get harder from here, I agreed to “give this whole kid thing a try.” Even while pregnant I didn’t really understand. I still didn’t see it. But now? Now I can’t believe it took me so long to realize that having a child is the most wonderful, beautiful thing I can do. […]

  2. What a wonderful post and such beautiful reflections on pregnancy. The human body is miraculous – but the pregnancy/birthing process is beyond miraculous! It’s stunning.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Our bodies are seriously so amazing. I went through this about a year ago when I had my little one. Its insane that it all works so perfectly together to create another human and they are growing inside of you. It gets even cooler once you have the baby, it doesn’t really make sense but once you have your little one you will be even more amazed that it was just inside of you living and breathing. It made my belief in God even stronger, how it all was so perfectly created and made to work.

  4. Amen! It is amazing. And then after you have the baby and your body (pretty much) goes back to normal, and is able to create the stuff to nurish your baby on top of everything else…it’s all totally amazing, empowering and unbelievable.

    • You’re right, it isn’t something you can fully appreciate until you see it happen for yourself. I certainly didn’t appreciate what my body can do heh.

  5. I am in awe every time I think of what our bodies do naturally to grow a baby. It is just incredible. I totally understand and can relate to what you are feeling right now. Even though I was so uncomfortable at the end and ready to meet my daughter a part of me was so sad that journey was coming to an end. Enjoy every last second. And you will be peaceful afterwards because you will have this amazing gift that you made! You might eventually become crazy again, I did, but every time you look at him you will get that sense of calm.

  6. LOL! Yes indeed our bodies are a wonderful thing. We are like walking scientific specimens. Complaining about the uncomforted of pregnancy is absolutely normal btw 😉

  7. You’re right. Womens bodies are truly indeed amazing. It amazes me the abilities God has blessed us with. Congratulations and I wish you a safe delivery!

  8. I was going through my boys’ baby things last night. They are now 11 and 6 but when I opened the box of blankets and saw their Very Best Baby books from Nestle my heart melted all over again. Being pregnant is exactly what your photo described but that 9 months is worth the lifetime of love with your child. Congrats!

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