It was requested that when time allowed, I write a follow up to the post I wrote about my thoughts and feelings pre Lake being born.
You can find that post here – Aren’t You Excited ?! A Slightly Different Perspective On Pregnancy
Truly, I don’t have much to write about it, as the transition went a lot smoother than I was gearing up for 😬
I’m extremely thankful that Lake was (and still pretty much is 😉) a very content, happy and easy baby. Sleeping decently, quickly (though that’s slowly been changing as of late 🤪).
So I had time and a rested body on my side when it came to being eased into the baby thing.
When the occasional crying fits and long nights DID happen, I couldn’t imagine having had that to get through from the get go as some people do 😬
That could have very drastically changed the transition.
It sounds crazy to even me, but the fears and feelings I had, pretty much disappeared once Lake was with us in real life, physical form.
Not as in a huge wave of motherly love and emotion washed overwhelmingly around me the moment I first lay eyes upon him, in turn wiping away the past 10 months…
More like… maybe the pregnancy hormones just immediately began levelling back out the moment Lake left my body 😜
I just know I didn’t stay in the state I was prior to him being born.
Thank goodness 😅
I can’t give any tips or tricks, answers or reasons as to why or how those feelings changed, other than – they did.
That’s not very satisfying or helpful I know but maybe it can be considered at least ‘hopeful’ for someone who’s dealing with those pre baby emotions.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that I most certainly love him and am glad he’s a part of our family and that the trepidation of his arrival was indeed, uncalled for.
Still not saying that those were feelings I could have changed, because trust me, I tried to and I wanted to and it did nothing 🤪
In the end, all I can do is simply be thankful that they didn’t stay, that I have a happy and healthy baby and trust the feelings I expressed having prior to his birth, were read and of help to someone else going through the same thing ♥️
This is probably one of the most pointless seeming posts I’ve put up, as I have no answer, explanation or solution but it was asked that I post an update and thus, I have.
My apologies for the anticlimactic ending 😉