Thursday, August 1, 2013

Becoming A First Time Mom :: A Guest Post From The Coaches Wife

Have you met Channa before? She writes over at Life As A Coaches Wife and has stopped by today to share her advice and insight on becoming a first time Mom. I am so excited for her and her husband and their baby due this December! Hopefully, by the time you're reading this, my journey into motherhood has 'officially' begun and Gavin is in my arms. 

Hi my name is Channa and I am the creator of the blog Life as a Coaches Wife. I have been married to my husband, the coach, for almost 8 years. We are expecting our first child this December. After 5 years of infertility and 1 round of IVF we got pregnant but never did I expect the internal emotions that would come along with that.
Becoming a mom is something that I have dreamt of since I was little. But I never thought it would take me 5 years and one round of IVF to get there. I feel like having to go through IVF I had to mourn the process of getting pregnant naturally. I had to mourn not being surprised because with IVF you know what is going on at every step. Because of IVF it took me several months to feel comfortable with being pregnant. I was always waiting for something bad to happen, with every appointment I expected to be told that I was no longer pregnant. Becoming a mother is something that has taken me almost five months of my pregnancy to become ok with. Don’t get me wrong, I have always wanted to be a mom but I never thought I wouldn’t be comfortable being pregnant. Being ok talking about it with people, feeling comfortable buying items and allowing others to be excited for me. Even though I have a very public blog I am actually a very private person, so pregnancy has really taken me out of my comfort zone. Every one you meet wants to know about the pregnancy and I do not always feel comfortable talking about it and I think that is really hard for people to understand. As hard as it is for me that people are excited for me, I think it is just as hard for them to understand where I am coming from and how I feel. Being pregnant is different for everyone and I have struggled with not wanting to show off my pregnancy. Struggling with being pregnant is something that with every month becomes a little easier but I still feel as though my feelings are not normal.
I am super excited to have this baby!! I am very excited about growing our family and raising our child. I am just not as excited about the pregnancy!! 
 Life as a Coaches Wife

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