Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just a thought

I just got home from my six week follow up appointment (I know...Mia was born 14 weeks ago) and it hit me while I was sitting in the waiting room, watching cute pregnant moms come out of their appt. that I won't ever need to see my doctor as an OB again. I am now a gynecological patient. Weird. I thought that was reserved for 'older' women. :) The thought made me feel a little sad. Not because I want to have more children or want to be pregnant again, but just sad that that time in my life is over. I basically spent the last 11 years of my life either pregnant or nursing. No more new stories of Gavin delivering our baby in the bathtub, the dilemma of natural vs. epidural, fear of ultrasounds, etc. So there will be some adjusting but I look forward to it!

5 comments:

Grandma Bethany said...

I know your feelings well. You will have similar feelings throughout your life....last one to go to school...last one graduating, getting married, etc..Lot of good memories!

karol said...

It's been 10 years of child bearing/nursing for me too. I understand where you're coming from....and it is a transition. It makes me thoughtful, wanting to remember and yet looking forward to what is ahead.

karol said...

An afterthought.....

"There will come a time when you think everything is finished. That will be the beginning." -Louis L'Amour

kellyclay said...

Heather, WOW it has been 10 years of child bearing/nursing for me too as well, and I am a little sad for the same reasons that you are. it is now onto the next Chapter in our lives as soon as we are finished Nursing our wee ones that is. I have to say that I am excited about not ever having to be pregnant again, the only part about it that I will miss is feeling the movements of the Baby.:) I will not miss the stress the pain or the weight gain.

Brittany said...

I always think it's funny in life how it can be hard to appreciate where we are at. Sometimes I find myself thinking about when all of my children will be in school, and Grace is only in pre-school. I am trying to enjoy doing the baby thing as much as I can because I do know I will miss it so much. There is a country song that I love, I know not everyone likes country, but in it the singer says remember when sounds of little feet wasn't music and we danced from week to week. When I hear that part I always try to remind myself to show my kids how much I love them. They really are so much fun and I can be so easily occupied by other things to truly show them how much I appreciate them. Anyway, didn't really mean to write that much Sorry!