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June 28, 2008

I Just Realized How Complicated This Whole Motherhood Thing Is


... cross posted from our sister site, Chicago Moms Blog.

Yesterday my good friend and colleague announced her pregnancy at work. There's something about a pregnant woman that draws out every mother's stories of her own experiences. I spent yesterday hearing pregnancy and breastfeeding stories dating from the 1970s to the present.

As for me personally, I was a huge ball of nerves my entire pregnancy. I got the positive pregnancy test on a Friday, and I spent the following weekend sobbing. Even though the pregnancy was completely planned, I just couldn't accept the major changes that were about to happen in my life. I worried how motherhood would affect my marriage, my career, my friendships, and just my life in general.

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