As deeply appreciative as I feel to be pregnant, the first trimester can be a highly confusing, overly emotional time thanks to the morning sickness, fatigue, an ungodly amount of hormones surging through your body, and the newness of such a BIG life change (and in my case, throw in a few other life transitions like moving to a new state and purchasing my first house) . The experience tests your patience and strength in an entirely new way….and it can be hard to admit your conflicted emotions, because you feel like you should feel differently even though all the baby books and 3 midwives have told you that it's perfectly normal (to feel overwhelmed/slightly depressed) and to be expected. Sigh. There is so much you don't expect when you get pregnant, no matter how many pregnant friends have told you stories, no matter how many baby/pregnancy books you've read and no matter how much insane research you've done online (I honestly feel like I should just become a midwife or OBGYN with the amount of research I've done and knowledge I've gained both pre- and post-conception on the subject—I'm an information junky in a big way).
I know it will get better, and it already is day by day, but I suddenly found myself wishing the walls of my house were plastered with motivational words this morning….little friendly reminders as I
Get Going by Artocrat
Keep Going by JayHell
One Day at a Time by Printed Love
Think Positive by Happy Deliveries
I Can Do This by Happy Landings
Life is Beautiful by Ink Stomp
Live by Melody Sage
Can't Stop, Won't Stop by The Spotted Fox
It's Always Worth It by Lisa Congdon
I also still love the set of inspirational prints I posted last spring.