The exciting bit about motherhood is the joy of holding your child close to you after you have given birth.
It takes nine unexplained months to have the baby ready to pop out, but what I don’t understand is why nobody can ever explain to you clearly what it takes to have a child.
Personally I can explain to you, it’s a time when your face lights up in a good way for the first week you find out your pregnant.
However, this doesn’t last long before you actually get the swollen face full of acne and waking up with the urge to throw up and having a throbbing headache, more like a hangover ‘NOT’. Believe me it’s a worse feeling because you never actually had the liquor but are on a hangover. Nobody ever explained this to me, not even my mother.
Then there comes the mood swings, gosh need I explain these. Well you can’t even stand the sight of your own best friend or spouse sometimes and you don’t even have a reason why. All you need is personal space and not just space, space with fresh air, lots of fresh air because you can’t stand any perfumes not even the best roses will smell good for you in the first three months.
Sometimes your appetite will be more like a kick boxer’s and sometimes you won’t even stand the smell of your best meal. Confusing right?
But when the first phase is gone then pregnancy is like the best thing you want to show off your tummy and tell all your friends about it. That is before the month comes in and again it feels like the first month only this time you have to use the toilet every 25 minutes and feel like your baby is coming anytime soon.
And of course the doctors don’t make it any easier because they tell you from your first check up your baby will be a week early or a week late. Well tell me then, how is a woman supposed to wait for four weeks thinking any time anywhere she will be popping.
But then that time comes and believe me it comes with a major warning, ‘the labor pains’ at this point I can’t explain about labor pain just know it’s worse than your worst pain ever. When you get there maybe you too can share your story. This is the part no mother can really explain to anyone not even your daughter.
You know why nobody ever explains this, because after you pop that child, you kind of forget the worst part of the pain.