Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The funny ways we learn......

I have to say, before I became pregnant with this little one.... I thought I knew what pregnancy was all about, after all, I did have one beautiful little girl only 3 years ago. However, I had some misconceptions that apparently, my newest addition was going to clear up for me.

I use to think, yes, even after being pregnant, that morning sickness was to a slight degree, psychological. Yup, call me stupid, its okay. It often baffled me how women who did not know they were pregnant, took a test, got a BFP, and started puking that day, were not somehow experiencing imaginary morning sickness. That is until, I became pregnant with my second and felt morning sickness, morning noon and night. I only lost it once, which was MORE then I did with my last pregnancy, but felt as if I as battling a stomach bug for ohhh... I can't remember, some 20 weeks maybe?? So my little girl, though still inside me, taught me that morning sickness is very real.

Additionally, with my first, I never, ever, felt her on my bladder. I also did not understand why women would complain about having to pee all the time, or worse, having the baby kick their bladder when its full. Or having to get up in the middle of the night, numerous times to pee. Yeah right, I slept through the night practically (except for the occasional, painful RL pain) up until I was about 8-9 months pregnant. I kind of thought, pregnant women complain a lot.(LOL at myself now) So again, my little one in the womb decided to humbly teach me a lesson. My bladder? She likes it, a lot. She likes to be close to it, cuddle with it, squish it, and most of all, KICK IT. Especially if it gets even a little bit full, she kindly reminds me, over and over again, to empty it!!! It is quite the weird feeling, half pain, half gonna pee myself.....

So the lesson learned? I won't question another pregnant woman's complaints again. I now understand. And I love these lessons my little one has already taught me, to be humble, non-judgmental and more understanding toward others...…….. and I can't wait to see what else she has in store for me the next 60 years or so!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

So it begins.........

When I was younger, I always wrote in a journal. It was the place where I expressed my dreams, thoughts, fears and emotions. But the problem with the journal was, no one else ever saw it. I poured all my feelings into a piece of paper, that was left alone and untouched again for years. I still feel the need even at 27 years old, to express myself through writing. There is such a release when you take those emotions, thoughts and feelings and get them out, even if its only on paper, or now, online.

There really isn't going to be one main thought behind this blog, it will change as my life changes. As the days come and go, so will my thoughts, as the times change, so will what I have to say.

But to start things off, what I hope to share through this blog, is that everyone has a story. Even if they look like a naive inexperienced young person, or an agitated elderly person, there is a story behind them. We never know when we meet someone what they have been through or experienced, so if they treat you bad that day, maybe this will help to remind you that in their life they may have secrets that hurt, experiences that cause them pain, and issues in their life that are bringing them down. So simply, give them another chance. Don't take things personal. Usually, it has nothing to do with you, but everything to do with them.

In my next few blogs I will share a little bit of what I've been through, and what I've learned from those experiences and why I am the person I am today.