Motherhood

The Three Stories of My Pregnancy

When I became pregnant with my first baby, the day of my first ever ultrasound scan was a life changer for me. I was overwhelmed when I saw that tiny tadpole with a beating heart for the very first time. That day changed my life irrevocably.


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My first pregnancy was a breeze. Despite complications, I never felt impeded by them. However, my experiences during my second pregnancy were totally different since I was caring for one baby inside and another baby outside at the same time. Even when I was prepared and had the “been there, done that” mindset, I was completely knocked out! I didn’t have the freedom and flexibility to do so many things which I otherwise did in my first pregnancy.

I have penned down the best three out of the numerous stories of my two pregnancies, that are also extremely fond memories.

1. I took a sabbatical from the corporate rut and decided to pick up studies. I took a full-time Masters degree and attended college. It was around the end of my degree that I became pregnant for the first time. I didn’t tell this to my friends or anyone there. Despite nausea, hunger pangs, frequent urinating and fatigue, I was regular to my classes and finished projects that required me to work overnight. I topped a paper too.

convo

It wasn’t easy to hide the news of my pregnancy from my very close college friends. I was 5 months pregnant at my convocation. I told my friends about it the same day.

2. In the 4th month of my first pregnancy, I participated in a fashion show for expectant mothers. It was organised by a reputed chain of hospitals in Delhi NCR. I asked my best friend to drive me there on the day of rehearsal. We had an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed there. I was so excited to walk the ramp. I shopped for a dress, bought makeup and footwear to look my best. On the day of the show, I woke up grumpy and lethargic. Yes, pregnancy can do that too. I almost gave up the idea of going there. My husband gave me the pep talk and told me to just go there, walk the ramp and come back. I wasn’t feeling like myself and didn’t feel like dressing up at all that day. I didn’t wear what I bought, instead wore the usual and went.

ramp

Things became worst when I saw so many pretty mommies in prettiest dresses and gowns looking perfect. I almost cried and my confidence went down through the drain hole! But since I was there and even when I wasn’t excited, I still walked the ramp feeling like s***.

3. During the 5th month of my second pregnancy, I attended an open-air concert. I was slightly apprehensive to go there knowing that there will be no place to lean my back, let alone sitting. However, I didn’t want to lose this opportunity, which I knew I would have to let go in future especially after the baby number two arrives.

concerts

“F*** it!”, I thought and went. I stood for hours, jumped, sang my lungs out and danced like I don’t care!

I will cherish and remember these stories for rest of my life. Someday, I will tell them to my kids so they know that they are not the only ones singing the looney tunes.


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I have written this blog as a part of #9daysofwomanhood blogathon. Prompt for Day 2 was an Instagram post on “Being a girl is cool and fun”. Take a look at it on my page PrettyMummaSays.

Prompt for Day 3 is “My Pregnancy”. Further, I would like to introduce Upasana. Read about today’s prompt on her blog http://www.upasanagoswami.wordpress.com.

27 thoughts on “The Three Stories of My Pregnancy

  1. I got pregnant during my masters study too. I had just entered my fifth month at the time of convocation 😅

    It was a beautiful post and you sure had a fun and adventurous pregnancies.

  2. At times we just need to go with our gut! Lovely pic Surbhi 🙂
    Good you went for the concert!

  3. I have enjoys both my pregnancies. Did many courses and learnt many new skills during this phase.
    If health is fine then jist because you are pregnant, you should never stop urself from doing things you like.

    1. Just like my husband didn’t allow me to go to watch F1. I was all set but he denied at the last minute. Thank you for reading, Anubhuti

  4. haha! These are some fun moments to remember and cherish. Topping a paper and having fun at a concert is something that is commendable and great.

  5. Really beautiful stories Surbhi. I loved the outfit you were wearing for the fashion show. Curious to know which rock show did you go to? 🙂

  6. It takes a lot of courage to walk on the ramp and walking on the ramp while you are pregnant is really a bold step . I appreciate your husband who encouraged you during this journey. You are really lucky and the same time very brave .:)

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