Advice for Your Former Pregnant Self?

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Advice for Your Former Pregnant Self?
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 3:30pm

I just ran across this moving blog post about what you would want to tell your former pregnant self about becoming a parent:

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 1:56pm

I would tell myself that it's ok to have mixed feelings.

At the very begining, I was more scared than happy. The pregnancy happened earlier than I expected, and while DH was ecstatic, I kept thinking about the big responsability of having a child. So it took me a while to feel like a mom. Of course with all that, came a lot of guilt.

I would just go back and tell myself that it is normal, and that it doesn't make me less of a mom to have those feelings.