Trying Not to Go Crazy

Welcome to my site! I know you could be reading so many other blogs right now, so here’s why you should be reading mine.

My name is Rachel and I just became a mom FOUR months ago. I’ve figured out the real truth about what it’s like to be a mom and I feel like all the Pinterest posts and other random blogs about motherhood lied.

As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started looking up EVERYTHING anyone could know about children and being pregnant. You see, I’m adopted. My adoptive mother couldn’t have kids and my birth mom passed away two years before… so I had no one to tell me what pregnancy was like. I was very dependent on the different books and blogs that were online to know what it was going to be like.

I guess you could say I went to Dr. Google a lot.

The first blog I went to talked about how wonderful it is to be pregnant. Pregnancy was supposed to give me a meaning to life and make me feel fuller, in a good way. The second blog I read, told me all about how horrible it was going to be. According to this blog, I wasn’t going to be happy at all and I was going to want the baby out immediately. Was there not a happy medium?

In reality, I started out great. No morning sickness, no passing out randomly (like Jane the Virgin made it sound like would happen). I didn’t even believe I was pregnant until I went to the ultrasound! Morning sickness did not start until October, three months later.

I was 11 weeks along, and on my way to my honeymoon after being married for five months. I still remember waking up excited to eat Mickey Mouse waffles from the Caribbean Resort in Disney World and then only having one before I felt sick. Luckily, this didn’t stop me from enjoying the day, it just meant eating less food. I also felt her start moving around by the end of the trip!

Time went by quickly, and I felt fine until about month seven. Then I just wanted her out.

The first blog was right and the second one was too. Pregnancy isn’t really something you can explain. Every person is different, so you can’t tell people how it’s going to be. However, I look forward to writing about my experiences and showing people another experience they may have.

-Trying not to go crazy,


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