Pregnancy expectations vs reality 🤷🏽♀️
Update! My bump is growing (strange sensation) and everybody has been so lovely congratulating us and giving best wishes. On the outside it looks like a completely normal happy pregnancy- but on the inside I've been beating myself up because I haven't lived up to the expectations that I had for my own pregnancy, and I've blamed myself.
When I first fell pregnant I was so determined to be a fit mum and continue my gym journey, I was going to film weekly pregnancy workout videos and there was no reason for anything to go wrong, I was in peak fitness of my life, why wouldn't my body be able to deal with a baby if it could deal with everything else I threw at it? I saw so many fit, inspirational mums on Instagram, it seemed normal.
I've since learnt that your body deals with growing a baby in its own way and the hardest thing to understand is that I couldn't control it. I just haven't been blessed with an easy breezy pregnancy, due to complications I haven't been allowed to workout on orders from the hospital, I've pretty much had to take a step back from work because I've had to rest and as for those symptoms everybody says goes away after 12 weeks, yeah mine seem to be getting worse
The point of this post is to make anybody who is struggling with pregnancy feel normal and not so alone when it seems like everybody else is doing better than you! It's normal to worry when your pregnancy journey doesn't seem to be as easy as everybody else is finding it, but you don't know their battles, everybody is going through their own unique journey!
Don't beat yourself because it isn't going the way you envisioned it, motherhood probably won't go as planned let's be honest, but you will work it out and you and your baby are on the best journey in the world that nobody else will understand, don't let your expectations come in the way of that ️
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