I know every woman has expectations when it comes to being pregnant. At least I am pretty sure we all have this idea in our heads as to what it is going to be like, and how many times have those expectations been right? Or maybe even wrong? I know from experience, now being in the final trimester of my second pregnancy, all my “expectations” have been a little off.
With my first pregnancy, I expected to get through it fairly easily. My mom had always had easy pregnancies, no real side effects, so my assumption was that I would just be the same way….right? I thought I would make it through without the nausea, the aches and pains and everything else. Little did I know what was coming. Around 8 weeks with my first, the nausea began and it never let up. It was so lovely, HA! Outside of that, however, it was pretty simple. Another expectation that I had with my first was to go into labor on my own and go without an epidural. Only part of that was true. I was induced 3 days before my due date (by choice) but I did make it through labor without having to resort to an epidural. Yes, pitocin and all, I still made it without an epidural. Overall, it wasn’t a bad experience! I actually missed it when it was over!
Now with my second pregnancy, I had expectations based on my first. I figured I would probably be nauseas and I also just knew there was no way it would be a girl. I had this idea in my head that I would always have boys and girls would be out of the question. Nausea came super early, around 6 weeks. And it is a girl. I had 3 ultrasounds to make sure, that is how in denial I was that I was actually being blessed with a girl! (I still laugh about this to this day) But with being in the final trimester, I definitely now have the expectations about labor. I wonder if I will go into labor on my own or if I will have to be induced. While I hope it is natural, I sort of expect to be induced seeing as how she is measuring big! Now I expect her to be big just because for my last two appointments she has been measuring 2 weeks ahead. This time I expect the pain to be rough, but also know that I can make it through without an epidural. So many expectations, and I am really curious which of them will be true this time around.
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