Here is my 5 minute brain dump as part of this great series.
Here goes …
Just this weekend I was talking to a friend who was commenting on how, now that she is pregnant, she is annoyed that the peanut inside her belly is risking her whole identity. Basically, she is the exact same person she has always been, just with a baby growing in her belly yet many think she has, or should change. It made me think a lot about if I changed.
Yes, I changed. I changed when I got pregnant. I hope I didn’t become a smug pregnant woman but I know I changed. My outlook changed, my plans for the future changed. When my darling BiP was born I changed some more. I don’t know if it’s for better or for worse but I changed.
I can’t be the exact same person I was pre-pregnancy because that person didn’t have someone else who relied on her completely. Also, I don’t look the same either! My overstretched body is not back to where it was and I wonder if it ever could be.
BUT. I am still me. I just look at the world slightly differently. Often I crave the chase of starting a new business with the same enthusiasm and gusto – I miss the carefree nights of staying up into the small hours safe in the knowledge that I had nothing to do the next day or lounging by the pool whiling away my time with a trashy novel … now it’s thinking of new business ideas … jotting them down, careful planning, LONG timelines – earlish nights and if I dare to stay up late I know I’ll pay at 6am and well, lying by the pool ends up with BiP ripping my top off and my book, if I am stupid enough to take it to the pool, in the the water!
Have you changed since getting pregnant and having a baby and how?
This is my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
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- Link up your post at all.things.fadra.
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