I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, finding out the gender was all I could think about. Will I have a princess or a prince? Should I stock up on pink outfits or blue outfits? I had to pick out what bedding to get for the nursery! I felt like I just had to know. I felt I wouldn’t be prepared for the baby unless I knew the gender. After the birth of my daughter, I realized her gender was the least important aspect of my pregnancy.
Every so often, a mother has the incredible foresight to create something so special and heartfelt for her child. She understands the sentimental value is actually priceless and will be cherished for years to come.
My cousin recently posted a picture of her nephew and father wearing matching sweaters that her mother had originally made for her son and husband 25 years ago. Imagine the joy that filled Mom’s heart when she saw her first grandson wear the sweater she had made for her first son all those years ago! The constant factor being her husband, now a grandfather, that still fit in his sweater! Way to go, Grandpa!
In fact mom had such wonderful foresight, that she created two identical adult sweaters, one for her husband and one for her grown son.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I didn’t think much about where I would have the baby. At the hospital, of course, just like everyone else. I took a birthing class that informed me about options for things I would like to include in my birth plan like lighting, room temperature, and laboring position (granted I didn’t get an epidural). Besides that, I didn’t have much of choice in the whole process. Once I reached my due date, I found out that I didn’t even have the option to continue past it. My doctor induced me on that exact day.
Oh sweet, sweet pregnancy! It may have its downs — nausea, sleepless nights, mood swings — but the perks are totally something to savor. While I may have enjoyed those perks during my previous pregnancies, I’m determined to get the most out of every single moment this fourth time around. Who knows if I’ll ever get this chance again?
Even after three pregnancies, finding out I’m pregnant for the fourth time is just as exciting as the first! My husband and I were so grateful for the blessing of having another child. With my first pregnancy, I came up with a cute little way to announce my pregnancy to my husband; I placed large stickers on my tummy spelling out “I’m pregnant!” Now that I reached my fourth pregnancy, I pretty much just blurted it out with tears in my eyes. I’d definitely say the emotion was still the same, pure joy!