October 25th 2014 was for me and my partner (now husband), a day full of strong emotions.
Since I was told, over and over again, that I could not have children, we did not think in the least that this long delay with strange episodes of food sickness and cravings at three o’clock in the morning was due to pregnancy.
But by chance he wanted my new treatment for PCOS, barely undertaken by twenty days, to work great.
That October 25 of two years ago at 10:45, awkwardly and with my heart beating wildly, I waited for those fateful three very long minutes, which then three were not because after a few seconds I had in my hands a test with two red lines.
It was at that very moment that my life changed. I’m changed. I became a future mother.
Throughout the first quarter, I looked forward to the first time I saw that string bean, accompanied by nausea and so much fatigue. That belly that still could not be seen, all the signals that the body sent and that I received with joy. The flicker in the belly, the aching breast … every little sign was a positive moment for me.
The day of the first ultrasound finally arrived, when we saw that little creature we got so excited that we had tears in our eyes. I couldn’t believe it was there, in my belly.
He moved like a fish, so energetic, so vital!
What a thrill that day!
At the end of the first trimester, the hated nausea passed, the belly began to change shape, my body was softening and we waited anxiously for the second ultrasound to find out if it would be a boy or a girl.
In the second quarter I was presented with an irrepressible desire to “nest”, starting with a body and filling the wardrobe.
But the best thing was being able to give the news peacefully to friends and relatives. The third month has passed, now we can say! And so it was that by phone call, sms after text message, everyone knew we were expecting a baby.
In the second quarter, something happens that for us future mothers is very important, I began to feel his movements.
That unexpected sensation of small taps on your side, which makes you wince in the middle of the night due to the immense joy, waking your companion with lots of screams, which at first frightened is calmed and gets excited with you.
From then on, not feeling him move you into anxiety, and in your mind a cloud of thoughts is created that assails you whenever silence reigns in your belly. But that a single tap makes everything vanish.
The second ultrasound is finally coming.
Everything goes perfectly, the child grows well, even if slightly below average, but nothing to worry about …….. and for a future parent, but above all for a future mother these words send the brain into jelly .. .. but fortunately it was really all perfect, the average on which they are based serves to see if the child actually grows, and thanks to God it grew, even if not as they would have expected.
When the time came when you needed to know if he was a boy or a girl there was a surprise, he had little legs crossed and so … you had to wait for the third echo!
During the third quarter the pre-birth course begins, the belly grows visibly, the weight increases, the fatigue begins to be felt and the insomnia reigns supreme!
At the pre-birth course we met many other future parents, they taught us many things about breastfeeding and the first approaches with the newborn. I was very pleased to meet him, we could compare and comfort each other with our experiences, our diversity … it was beautiful and very useful.
Until the end of the seventh month I was able to work quietly, but after the beginning of the eighth it was hard and I had to take motherhood pause from work.
Staying at home every day, with nothing to do, is not easy at all … so begins the period in which the suitcase for the hospital is prepared, the choice of its first clothes, size zero, or no, long sleeve yes or no, in July in the hospital will it be warm or will they have air conditioning at all?
And the bedroom? The trio? the layette?
Thus we begin to plan, search and buy everything that we think will be useful. Pacifiers, pacifiers, baby bottles, diapers, changing tables, bouncers, in other words, you name it.
But during the last period, despite some short-hair I was so good, so fit that the time has passed so fast, the day of the third and final ultrasound has arrived. I kept myself so busy that I didn’t know if he was a boy or a girl.
The last echo went very well, grew and was proportionate, so no growth defects.
It took a bit of movement and patience to get him to put that crafty in place but finally he was wide-legged and ……. FEMININE!
After the long wait it was finally revealed!
Now we just had to wait for the moment.
The deadline was 22 July 2015, Sarah was born on 28 July 2015 at 05.15, 3305 kg x 48 cm of pure beauty.
Becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful things in life. And being young as a child helps to mature a lot. It puts you in front of important choices, at times when you face the obstacle or you are lost.
Children fill our hearts and our days.