I've noticed a little something when it comes to pregnancy: there are a lot of low lows and high highs. Lows like nausea and fatigue and discomfort, and highs like pretty much, um, everything else. While there are plenty of stressors and downsides to growing another human being inside your body, there are, thankfully, a number of awe-inspiring moments only pregnancy can provide, too.
Really, and when you take the time to really get down to it, what is pregnancy if not a miracle? I mean, we could explore the biology of it and the actual development of a baby like we’re totally in 7th grade health class again, but no matter what grade you got on that test, we probably can all agree that it’s an amazing process. A crazy, awesome, uncomfortable, nauseating, swollen yet amazing process.
Perhaps I have some extra feels because I’m currently in the midst of my second pregnancy, so I’m admittedly thinking about all of this more than the average person (I'm assuming but, of course, I don't know your brain). I can barely go a few minutes without being reminded of the fact that I’m growing a person, whether or not those reminders come in the form of baby kicks or by passing a mirror and seeing my growing stomach or by the fact that I can’t stop thinking about donuts. Awe-inspiring, indeed. Here are some of the other moments that stand out: