It may seem obvious, but the pregnancy is the period more than any other preparation for motherhood . Not for the obvious reason that in that period the baby growing inside of you, but because you also transformed preparing you to face the future life.
How? For example, developing dramatically smell and beginning to feel more intense smells of the environment. The reason may not like it, but it is only one: the expectant mother, in this way, is prepared to react quickly to the baby when it is time to change the diaper. Blog Parents Huffington Post, Lynn Shattuck has compiled, with a touch of irony, the list of nine ways in which the pregnancy preparing for motherhood.
1.’re Never alone
From the moment the ‘ egg is fertilized , your body is no longer yours alone : start sharing it with your child. And when the baby is born, continues to be with you at all times. Even when you go to the bathroom.
2. Your emotions go their own way
Pregnancy is the period of life in which you can do almost anything and then blame the hormones . And since the ports in the womb a new life, everything you’ve ever forgiven. Similarly work babies: they cry, laugh a moment later, and a moment later they scream.
3. Smell changes: it stinks
When a woman is expecting a child, his sense of smell develops and becomes as powerful as that of a dog : never noticed odors occur suddenly, hop on public transportation in summer becomes unbearable, take the dog to do his business is a Torture for the nose. The reason for this transformation is simple: the expectant mother is preparing for the season-diapers . And to understand when it is time for diaper changes even before the scent of the baby becoming unbearable, serves a fine sense of smell.
4. A period of phases
Pregnancy is a succession of phases: the nausea, the pee, one in which we do not see my feet anymore, the one where it turns out that even fetuses have fingernails and seem to want to use to get out of there. Even children work in two phases: there is that colic, that of potty training, bedwetting that And even in this case, live pregnancy helps to understand motherhood.
5.’re Always the center of attention
When you’re pregnant, you’re like a rock star: you are special, everyone is watching you, everybody is trying to touch you, everyone wants to know something about you. When you become a mother, continues to be the center of attention: to feed the baby , to take care of him, to do whatever the password is always “mom.”
6. Your heart works overtime
When you’re pregnant, your blood volume increases even in order to feed the fetus, so the heart has to shoulder the extra work needed to pump it. But even when you become a mother’s heart does not stop working before full of love for the baby, and then, when he grows up, full of anxiety until he comes back home on Saturday night.
7. You can not always be perfect
Maybe until you found out you were pregnant to be a perfect woman, never left without makeup, never a hair out of place, never a crumpled suit, never an ounce of fat on your thighs … Well, everything changes during pregnancy: nausea and the ‘insomnia can reduce you to a rag. And to think about the physical stretch marks , and maybe even hemorrhoids . After birth, however, you will need to measure up drool, vomit, pee, poop and all the rest of the repertoire. But in any case shall love your son, and he will love you in spite of your stretch marks.
8. Sense of time changes
Months can pass very slow , as in the first quarter, when the days of nausea and fatigue never seems to grow, and can not wait for the arrival of the second quarter, you have guaranteed, is the best of the entire pregnancy. Then do not wait to do the next ultrasound to know the sex of the baby and then to find out if everything is okay. But then you realize that the months have gone by at the speed of light, and you’re in the delivery room. This phenomenon of time dilation and contraction continues even after childbirth: the night always seems too short and the days too long, and you can not wait that the child grows. And without you being aware of it, it is already in elementary school.
9.’ll Never be ready
You may be convinced that it is not ready to be a mom, even if only because you think you’re not being able to deal with the labor and delivery . But it will happen. Probably not as you have imagined and planned, but it will happen. And the same will happen with the life of your child probably will never go as you have imagined and planned, but in any case he will grow faster than you are ready to believe and accept. But it will happen.