Reposted from @hunterpremo
Today marks the first day of my third trimester. 🤰To say there’s been a lot to process these last few weeks would be an understatement.
From the time you announce you’re pregnant everyone says “go on date nights because you’ll never get them once baby is here!” I feel like Cameron and I were robbed of that time together and of special moments we were looking forward to like baby showers with our loved ones, our babymoon in Paris, doctors appointments to see our baby and hear his heartbeat and more.
I’ve never felt fear around giving birth, but with everything going on I now have a whole new set of worries. Hospital policies are continually changing and visitors aren’t allowed. Most are only allowing the spouse during birth and some are allowing none. I always pictured my whole family there in the waiting room. (I should note that I COMPLETELY understand the need for these visitor policies... it just really changes the way I’ve always pictured things.)
My friend @luckyandi’s
post reminded me this morning that gratitude and disappointment can live hand-in-hand. While I’m disappointed in all of the canceled plans and changes in the way I pictured my last trimester, I’m SO THANKFUL for a healthy baby. 🙏 I’m learning to appreciate this new normal at home. I’m doing my best to embrace this time to slow down and reflect on what’s important: family, friends, health, and the kind of fulfillment that doesn’t come from a busy schedule.
The enormity of our current situation hits us all at different times and in different ways, but let’s just remember that we’re truly in this together. Let’s try to take it easy on ourselves and stay hopeful. Love you guys. ❤️ ||
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