odStarting around midway through the second trimester I started to get a bit sad thinking about not being pregnant anymore. As much as I'm looking forward to meeting this baby and starting the next phase - I'll really miss being pregnant. Of course, over the last several weeks my by has been preparing me to let go, I can feel it. The design of pregnancy really is amazing! Moving more slowly, feeling the discomfort a bit more acutely, etc - I can feel the physical changes affecting my emotional readiness - but still. I don't want it to end.
Maybe these last few weeks will get me there, but I was wondering if anyone is doing anything special to say goodbye to pregnancy? Any kind of rite of passage for you and baby (besides the obvious - birth!) that you are planning to acknowledge this time ending? Any experience with these feeling leading into or being wrapped up with PPD? I'd love to hear of others' plans to let go.
Still madly in with jb after 10 years and chasing after my precocious toddler
Living on 100 acres with the love of my life, our son, goats, chickens, ducks, a cat and 2 Chesapeakes!
Thanks for bringing this up, pleasantlyfurious...you're not alone and I appreciate that others are struggling with the same thing.
married to DH, mother to two amazing little boys born May 18/2010 and May 20/2013!
Infertility has been part of this journey - no more littles for us, but so grateful we have two happy healthy boys and we can now begin to heal from that experience
I also want to do a belly cast this pregnancy, and plan on writing bean a letter in my last days. (this is my first girl so it means a heck of a lot being our last baby and first girl).
Most of all I am trying to come to terms that this WAS hard, and that yes I definitely am DONE.
..Fused & Fabulous!