I Must Have Amnesia

I must have amnesia because I forget what I looked like pregnant! When I see old photos, I can NOT believe my eyeballs!

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Now that I look back, I forget that I carried around an extra 32 pounds.  What I don’t forget is how much I hated being pregnant.

Yes, I said it! I hated being pregnant.  

Let me tell you that motherhood is 100x better than being pregnant. I hated feeling helpless by “trusting” my body to care for the {Beetle Baby}.

The photo above was taken at the hospital the day I went into labor.  I was there getting my blood pressure checked after a few high readings.  Little did I know that I would be heading back a day later to start a 52 hour labor with preeclampsia. Talk about a scary ordeal!

Did you know?

Globally, preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. {Source}

Thank goodness Henry & I made it safely through the delivery, which is the only “cure” for preeclampsia. After being heavily monitored during labor, receiving magnesium through an IV, delivering the baby, and a few weeks of high blood pressure pills, I am back to normal.

Nevermind the fact that it has taken me almost five months to blog about it.  Out of sight, out of mind.

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