i know we are all spending our time with new little babies, but i thought i'd take a moment to stop and think about the time that ended so quickly-- pregnancy.
i had a real memory jolt as i was cleaning up some dirty laundry shortly after the baby came, and i held the shirt i was wearing during labor. it had the heavy scent of my belly cream, and the memory was so sharp and visceral, it brought me to tears. i love being a new mom, but a lot of me still misses being pregnant.
does anyone else have particular triggers that bring back strong memories of pregnancy? things, places, experiences-- anything at all, that takes you back vividly to the place where your womb was alive (and kicking!)...
i'd love to hear what else is meaningful for other people.
here are some more of my pregnant reminders:
hiking on my street
putumayo's "acoustic africa" cd
lindt extra dark chocolate truffles
the bbc series "planet earth"
walking on my treadmill
i guess that's it for now- maybe i'll add some more later.
HCM- gentle, all-natural, unconditional mama to three boys (8,6,4) and new baby girl!
Andrea...wife, SAHM to 3.5 yo DS and 1 yo DD.
the one incident that jolted a sweet memory happened when i was holding my little guy to my chest and reached down to feel his foot. it was located on my belly, on the outside, almost exactly where he usually kicked me and i felt it through my skin. it felt very much the same with its size, shape and placement.
It was a strange feeling when I finally hit our due date because it felt like I'd always had baby, and couldn't imagine life without her (she was a month old then).
Canadian mama to A (C/S May 2004) and R (induced VBAC Dec 2007) expecting #3 in July. Currently obsessing over permaculture, photography and beekeeping.
- the tea that dh and I drank over Christmas when we were so sick
- my deoderant (that's not as weird as it sounds - it's a lovely lemongrass scent)
I also started checking Mothering magazines out of the library this pregnancy...I finally found some yesterday that I hadn't already read, so that reminds me of pregnancy, too!
Well sorry for the belated congrats:::
C O N G R A T S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Momma to GG (dd - 14 yrs old), Active (ds - 10 yrs old), Toon (dd - 8 years old), Olive (ds - 5 years old), Princess (dd - 4 years old) and Keemo (ds - 24 days old)