- 4 years ago
As I sit here feeling sick for…oh, 6 weeks now, I think about my fellow June 2014 bees and all the people I know who go on to have 2, 3 or even 4 more children, and I realize that pregnancy/birth must be like getting a tattoo.
First, you are all excited about getting your tattoo…you have wanted a tattoo as long as you have known they exist and have been waiting until you are old enough to get one. Then, you find your tattoo artist and book your appointment.
*This is very similar to how I have always felt about having children. Now I am old enough to have one, I found my special man and the date has been set.
Then, you get to the tattoo shop and you start getting nervous…am I really doing this? Is this the right thing? OMG I am going to have this the rest of my life!
*Anyone else feel that way after your pee stick?
Next, they come at you with a huge needle. OH HELL NO! The next 30 minutes to numerous hours are so painful. WHY OH WHY DID I EVER WANT A TATTOO?!
*MS and other pregnancy symptoms anyone??? and then birth, my god I am already freaking out about giving birth and I still have 6 months to go.
Finally, your finished product. It is perfect. Exactly what you wanted.
Fast forward to a few days/weeks/months/years later…suddenly it wasn’t so bad. You forget how much it hurt and you are already gearing up for your next one.