If you’re like me, you like to wing things. You’ve always “winged it” in life because you always had an unwavering faith that deep down, no matter what happens, you WILL be OK.
And more often than not, more than OK.
So I giggle to myself to think about the situation I’m in right now. I’m exactly 16 weeks pregnant and completely winging it through this pregnancy so far and it’s for a couple of reasons!
1. There’s a shitload of Information out there that will make it's way to you
A lot of people have a lot of opinions, and from family to doctors to midwives, I have certainly been delivered more than enough information that has been handed to me on a silver platter (or should I say in a large stack of catalogues/papers). I am grateful for these health professionals that I can place my trust in them to safely guide me through unknown territory, which is funny because up until now, I’ve always had a bit of a vendetta against GPs and the healthcare system (as a lot of Nutritionists seem to have to be honest). It's nice to see the other side of the system - the side that is proactive about health and wellbeing.
But I’m really not 'worried'. Yes, I’ve felt horribly nauseous and breathless for majority of this 16 weeks but I am really prepared to take each step as it comes with my partner and not worry too much about the future… because there’s that deep seeded knowing that everything will work out exactly how it’s meant to and not a touch different.
That’s not to say I’m not stressed about getting everything ready in time especially financially, but ever since I’ve taken the passenger seat in my own body, I have been completely blown away by the wonder that is the human body, and it has put me at ease that my body has got it all under control... which brings me to the next reason...
2. The human body is the coolest engine that will ever exist
As if I wasn’t already obsessed enough with the body. I keep saying to people how awe-struck I am that I have never needed to TEACH my body how to grow a human and yet it is - how it can expand and loosen it’s muscles or how to stretch the organs in the body to prepare for something it’s not yet experienced - I mean, the human body is an incredibly delicate machine and how this baby can take what it needs from my body without me having to do much is unfathomable.
So yes I feel very much like an alien in my own body - in the best way - (the same body I’ve always been so in tune with) and it’s an experience I wanted to share with you because it’s such a beautiful feeling!
Have you felt this sense of fascination in your pregnancy too? I’d really love to know from you mummas and mummas-to-be out there…
Please share your thoughts with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to know if you’re feeling me on this topic!!