Friday, October 16, 2015

30 Weeks

Dress: thrifted | shoes: Something Borrowed | hat: bought online | bag:vintage 

These photos were taken during my 30th week of pregnancy. I'm already on my 32nd.  I'm so close to popping this baby out and I'm both thrilled and scared at the same time. 

I've often wondered why it's such a taboo for women to admit they're scared of childbirth. I know so very little women who would claim they were terrified prior to giving birth. In social media, I only see excited pregnant women. 

I, for one, am terrified of the process.  Of course the excitement trumps all feelings of fear but there's no denying it's there. And as I get closer to my due date, that gnawing feeling increases and I can't help but find reassurance from other women who have gone through the same. After all, childbirth is a life or death matter.

On the other hand, we're really looking forward to the next few weeks. Pregnancy has been a revelation to me. It's both an ugly and a beautiful thing.

Although occasionally discomfiting and painful, not to mention restricting, i love feeling the small jabs and kicks. It reminds me that someone so precious is growing inside me and that I'm a vessel for that miracle. It makes me complain about engorged body parts, back pain and edema less. This baby can use my body all it wants so long as it arrives healthy and happy.


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