“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier,
the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”– Author Unknown
Undoubtedly, pregnancy is a beautiful journey. The feeling of carrying another heartbeat within you is magnificent. From caring for your little one in the womb for 9 months to enduring waiting period that seems to be never-ending, it is a roller coaster for all the couples to cherish for a lifetime. Rest assured that the little soul growing inside you will bring a new meaning to your concept of beauty. Yes, people! It can seem a bit daunting as well after the initial shock or excitement subsides. Believe me, I know because I’ve been there!
With background history of experiencing pregnancy for the first time myself, I assure you, it will be an exciting time for all the moms- and dads-to-be. I still remember when I was nervously waiting to flip over the pregnancy test to see what the results were. It all feels like it was just yesterday. I couldn’t bring myself to look at it because of the fear and overwhelming feeling of getting a negative for the third time. My heart was pounding, hands were shaking terribly. A kaleidoscope of mixed emotions was swirling inside my body. Outside, my husband paused the video game he was playing and was waiting for me to break the news. Pacing around the bathroom, I was thinking of what a positive pregnancy test would really mean for us! It would change our lives, of course! But, it will also bring the most amazing experiences as well. Finally, I mustered up all the courage to turn over the testing stick to witness the two most satisfying blue lines I ever saw: A positive pregnancy indeed! I ran over to my living room and the next thing I remember, we both were crying like babies. It was one of the most emotional moments of our life. Suddenly, we were feeling a big truckload of love for our baby. So, If you have recently found that you are pregnant, let me say this again, Congratulations! Whether you’re bouncing with joy, still in a state of shock, or feeling a mixture of both, pregnancy will turn your life into a blur, giving it a new meaning. But, remember folks! It’s also full of milestones that I think are worth celebrating with your significant other on every step of the way. Let me narrow down a few for you!
First Ultrasound: Yes! The first time you get to peek inside and get a good look at your baby is a moment you’ll never forget.
First Heartbeat: Oh! I promise the most beautiful sound you and your partner will ever hear next to your baby’s laugh until he/she arrives.
The First Kick: The wiggles, the kicks, the fluttering feeling, it’s all going to be an amazing experience!
The First Pop up of Baby Bump: You would feel pregnant for weeks or months until, one day you’ll wake up and think to yourself, “I popped!” Indeed, seeing a prominent baby bump will give you and your partner goose bumps *wink*.
So, that’s pretty much sums up the first phase of your pregnancy with, of course, the morning sickness, never-ending cravings and tiredness. However, trust me; even with all the negatives, it’s going to be an epic journey for both of you! You just have to be patient until your baby arrives and it will all turn into a huge love-in for forever!