Month 5 – May

You expect it to be a rollercoaster of emotions and struggles and trials. Nine months of constant ups and downs. But it turns out that nine months is a really long time, filled with day-to-day tasks and worries and distractions and joys. You go to work, you hang out with friends, you pursue your hobbies,…

Month 4 – April

April was about people. Telling people what was going on, that is. I had informed my younger brother and sister of the news in March, but now struggled with whether I should tell the rest of my large family prior to my sister’s wedding or after. By the end of the month, I would barely…

Month 3 – March

There’s no denying it: I am a workaholic. I was raised to understand and appreciate the relationship between hard work and the reward of independence, so I guess technically, I love independence, and I accept that I’m only going to get there through a buttload of work. I remember wishing I could work when I…

Month 2 – February

If there’s one thing I never wanted to be in my life, it was pregnant. It wasn’t just motherhood I shied away from – in fact, I was looking forward to being a mother someday in the future. But I wanted to have children, not HAVE children (as I once told my own mother, much…

The Nine-Month Journey

Nine months may not seem like much in the grand scheme of a typical human life, but for a pregnant woman, those specific nine months can hold some of the most life-changing moments she will ever experience. It’s not a constant roller coaster of emotions or flurry of activity. It’s a long, sometimes seemingly endless,…