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The Joys Of Pregnancy – Mommy Memos

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Our receptionist, and all around hard worker, Kelly, is VERY pregnant with her third child.  She was expecting to have given birth by now, and as all you Moms know, the end of pregnancy is ‘slightly’ uncomfortable.

She’s been an awfully good sport with the ‘you haven’t had that baby?’, ‘when is that baby coming?’, and ‘are you having twins?’ questions.  Deservedly so, there have been a couple of complaints about how she feels, and the aches and pains.

Yesterday, our dear Erin Phillips asked why we Moms would do that to ourselves?  She said pregnancy and small children have scared her off of having kids. She says she’s completely happy with her dogs, or furry kids as she calls them.

So, how do you explain the experience and the love to someone who hasn’t had kids or adopted?  I don’t think you can.  I have already tried with my sister.

I didn’t think I wanted kids.  Then, surprise, along came Emma!  I was completely unprepared for the love I felt.  It was instant, and overwhelming, and more powerful than anything I have ever felt before.  I was a mama bear, who was suddenly protective, worried, excited, guilty, and happier than I ever thought possible.

I realize that some people don’t want kids, and I never try to talk them into it.  It’s such a personal decision.  It’s also alot of hard work, and from what I understand so far, it’s hard work and worry until you die.

As we tried to tell Erin the wonderful parts of parenthood, we all wondered what we did before we have kids.  I know I slept more and worked more, but other than that, I truly wonder what I did with my time.  I also have a funny little flap of skin on my stomach that I never had before.

I wouldn’t change my life for anything, but I also know it’s not for everyone.  I guess I will just have to share the Mom secret with other Moms, because they are the only ones who understand.

I am still going to bug my sister.

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