I do not know about other young preggers mommies but for me it has always taken a while to embrace the bump. Do not get me wrong,being pregnant is such a beautiful thing and is even believed to make a woman look more attractive but sometimes it comes with a lot of uncomfortable stares and glares.
Thankfully both my bumps got to show way later in my pregnancy and as much as am not the kind to give a hoot what others think of me,it takes me awhile to walk around flaunting a baby bump but i eventually embraced it.
In my first pregnancy i was only 20years and i honestly do not remember much about the experience because i wasn’t keen to know much or even that excited to be in that state but hey,i was blessed with one of the cutest little smurf and i couldn’t be more grateful. This time round, i was excited from the minute i found out i was expecting,a little nervous and anxious yes,which is normal but i was quite excited and couldn’t wait to embark on the journey.Given the circumstances i was scared of what the society would say as my bump grew and no husband in sight,hahahahaha ,but i had one of the most amazing support system around me that having to explain my situation to people that did not even matter was the least of my/our worries.
The first pregnancy was not documented as much especially in form of pictures,the time literally flew and before i knew it i had a baby.Lets just say i was young,naive and knew nothing about anything anymore,or at-least it felt like it.This time though,at age 25,i went for my first clinic at 8weeks,started planning ahead as soon as i found out i was expecting and i made sure that i was very informed during the whole process and even made sure to document most of the journey especially the bump and thankfully my best friend takes the most beautiful and candid images of me/us.
I can proudly say that i fully embraced my bump and loved everything about it,it was perfectly rounded and gave me such a beautiful glow. Maybe the society exchanged a few whispers behind my back ,but all that counted and still counts is that i have experienced God’s amazing Love and Grace,had my immediate family’s unconditional love and support,got great support from the surgeon boy who thinks am nothing like anyone he has ever met but looks forward to seeing what our baby will be like( i think i may have just opened another box but hey,this is my story,this is my testimony,this is my journey,it shall unfold as i grow) and got some of the most amazing God sent friends who walked with me,did not judge me and stuck by me through it all.
I think this is already too long of a post and too deep and honest compared to my usual short and right to the point posts but its one of those days i feel that one needs to be true,bare and honest about their journey as much as others have already concluded your story as per your social media content. Life is good,life is unfair,life is a gift and life is what you make it. Life is defined differently by everyone depending on what it has thrown at you,how it has treated you and the kind of seasons if keeps taking you into but what i have come to realize is that no matter what life is to me at whatever particular time,so long as God is in it,its a constant GIFT that i should be grateful for.
So dear ones,embrace whatever you have going on,adapt to the new changes,surround yourself with a lot of positivity and do not hide your scars. We are all going to make mistakes( sometimes very beautiful ones) in this life but whatever lessons you take from those mistakes and the growth that follows is all that counts.
I hope you love the amazingly beautiful bump shots by Naphtali Foster at the Tigoni tea farm in Limuru.
Leave a comment and tell me how you have embraced your “bump” or changes in life …
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