Expecting Moms – Our Bodies are Amazing!
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.
In the meantime I’ll leave you with this funny:
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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
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.
It is beyond miraculous. And really something not easy to grasp until you go through it yourself.
I just had my 3rd baby on Thursday and you are right our body’s are amazing in the way they can create this perfection.
Sounds like we had our babies close together 🙂
Women’s bodies are so amazing! Great post! 🙂
They really are! Thanks 🙂
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.
It is so amazing how everything just works and creates a life where there wasn’t one before! Thanks 🙂
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.
It is definitely an empowering experience. I totally get it now. Thanks:)
GREAT post. Great thoughts and words to save for when I have a tiny human inside of me. Thank you for sharing it!
Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks!
Love this post! I’ll be saving this for when we have kids 🙂
Thanks 🙂 It is an experience you will definitely not fully appreciate until it happens 🙂
Amanda @ Move Love Eat says
Our bodies are incredibly amazing! So much so that I don’t think I realise how much and won’t until I am pregnant too 🙂
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.
Kristin @ MOMentous Moms says
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.
You’re so right that being with my baby is calming, even when things are difficult and sleep is hard to come by. Thanks 🙂
Marissa Vessels says
This is such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing such strong words. I hope that every woman can one day realize the same ideal you’ve so beautifully illustrated, here.
Thank you 🙂 We women are often too hard on ourselves and don’t realize how amazing we really are.
J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all says
You should be so proud of that body off yours! In 9 months it grew another human being and thats amazing!
Yea growing a human being is seriously the coolest thing biology has done ever.
Cia @ CiaSays says
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 😉
Walking scientific specimens, I like that, that’s kind of a cool way to look at it.
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!
Thank you 🙂 Yes, these abilities are something very special.
Makasha Dorsey says
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!
Aww it is great that you kept their baby stuff for those memories 🙂 Thanks.
What a great post. I only hope one day I am fortunate enough to have little ones 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
It is definitely something worth experiencing, at least once heh
Yep, that’s exactly the kind of superhero I was too!
It is a pretty silly type of superhero heh