^36 weeks, a photo I took of a friend.

I consider having been able to carry life inside of me as a blessing. The miracle of life never ceases to amaze me. Even now I marvel at how much my children have grown through the years. Though it has been several years already since my last pregnancy, I can still vividly recall how I felt while carrying a precious child in my womb.

Knowing that there’s life growing inside of me brought a myriad of emotions. Waves of euphoria would rush into me whenever my baby kicked or moved inside my womb; fits of worry would overwhelm me whenever I fear that I would not be able to be a good mother. It would be pretentious of me to say that everything was all good and happy. Sure, there were some hurdles and challenges that I had to go through as my body went through changes while I was expecting – my doctors said that hormones have a lot to do with the mood swings too. But, with a loving and supportive husband, family, and friends, I would say that it was not such an agony at all.Continue Reading…