I can't believe my little guy has now been growing outside of my tummy as long as he was growing inside - happy 9 months to my baby Kenzo!!! At 3/4 of a year old, he has 4 teeth, loves to walk (with 1 or 2 hands assisting him), can stand unassisted for up to 20 seconds or so, loves to play "Find Mommy" (both the peek a boo variety and also crawling from one room to another towards mommy's silly voice), loves blowing VERY wet raspberries, and has just started to wave and clap sporadically. He's also just had his first illness - a very mild cold.
Time for some reflection :)
Inside or Outside, which was...
More fun: Outside
More physically exhausting: Inside (and the process of coming outside, haha)
More mentally exhausting: Outside
More stressful on the marriage: Outside
More worrisome / Google Search inducing: Both!
More rewarding: Outside
I loved my pregnancy. I had a pretty easy one, thankfully. Other than extreme nausea from weeks 5-14, a couple of short bouts with back pain (because I cleaned the house too vigorously!), and minor sleeping discomfort toward the end, it was a really fun period of bonding with my husband, growing our little one, and enjoying the road toward parenthood!
That said, nothing beats actually having your baby in your arms and watching him grow physically and mentally. Seeing him explore the world, laugh, and even cry - it's priceless!! It's hard work, don't get me wrong. It's exhausting physically and mentally, and will have you worrying about every single thing possible. But if you have the right support system, nothing beats being a mommy. NOTHING! Not even going at a tub of Nutella and sipping cocktails while being massaged on a tropical beach. Though, that does sound pretty damn nice right about now... ^_^
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