10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Pregnant Self

Becoming a mom wasn’t easy for me. Once I finally did become pregnant I thought I was prepared. I thought I knew everything I needed to know to be a mother. Then I was told I was having triplets. My outlook on motherhood changed in an instant. I wasn’t sure I could carry 3 babies let alone raise them. I laid in bed at night, worried about everything during my pregnancy.

Here are 10 things I wish I could have told my pregnant self.

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Pregnant Self

1) You are so strong and unbeliveably brave. You CAN do this. A triplet pregnancy is so stressful, but you (and the babies) will make it though just fine.

Oh I would have loved to have known that we would all end up making it. The unknowns and the stress of a multiple pregnancy is overwhelming!

2) The first time you hold your baby babies it will feel like the only two people in the world are you and that baby. Time will freeze just long enough so that you have the chance to store that moment in your heart and mind forever.

Jase was 1 day old and Sadie was 9 days old when I held them for the first time. Miss Henley was almost 3 weeks old before I held her. I tear up just thinking about those moments. They are so special to me.

3) It’s okay if you don’t breastfeed. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I tried my hardest, but I just couldn’t do it. My body just did not produce nearly enough milk. I felt so guilty that my babies had to have donated milk instead of mine. Today, I am more than thankful for those donors. They played a huge part in my babies survival.

4) You will want your mother’s advice every.single.day. Since she is no longer with us, your sister and mother-in-law will fill her shoes perfectly.

I’m more than thankful for them and their advice. They are both still my go to when I feel like I have no idea what I am doing!

5) You will feel like you are dying from lack of sleep. But, you won’t. I promise.

I’m still alive…barely. Seriously, the no sleep thing is the worst, right!

6) Don’t compare yourself to other moms. You don’t have to be perfect. While you’re at it, don’t compare your premature babies to full term babies. Just don’t do it.

This was so stinkin’ hard to do (or not do)! I still find myself comparing them to other kids their age, but not nearly like I used to!

7) Motherhood is not always sunshine and rainbows. It is so okay if you want to hide in your closet and cry.

See below.

8) You will hide in your closet and cry. More than once.

And in the bathroom, in the car…

9) You will love, love, love your babies with all that you are, but there will be days that you don’t like them.

Yep. On the days they break your dining room chair, rip down  the curtains, cry and whine all.day.long. Those days your patience will be tested and most likely fail.

10) Being a mother is incredible. It’s intimidating. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s disgusting. It is the best job you will ever have.

Truth.

The Triplet Farm
The babies at 8 months old/6 months adjusted age.

Is there anything you wish you could tell your pregnant self? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Pregnant Self

  1. Love how you threw “disgusting” into the glowing list of being a mother, haha! So true! And I totally agree about that first time you hold your baby… time froze! I had never been happier. This was beautiful, Angela!

  2. Beautiful and true. Second all of the comments. Having children was also not easy for me and I don’t know if my body could’ve handled triplet. You definitely are a rockstar.

  3. I LOVE this! I don’t know what I would tell my pregnant self. Except maybe you will ask your baby to get back in your tummy frequently… but maybe that’s just me! haha. I loved being pregnant and I miss it. 🙂

  4. Oh my 3 babies! I only had one but I agree with the you won’t die from lack of sleep. She may have been on her own but my daughter kept me up 24/7 for months. Colic and reflux makes for no sleeping for baby or mama.
    I have triplet cousins who are I think 18 now but I remember how hard their mom worked when they were babies.

  5. Wow! Great post. I to had trouble getting pregnant. Our guy was growth restricted and at full term was born 5lbs 2oz. The day we brought him home from the hospital we were back in the ER 3 hours later and then in NICU for over a week. I did enjoy my pregnancy but am alway looking back on it to see if I did something wrong. Good Luck with your 3 beauties. So cute.

    Brooke

  6. I LOVE this post. I agree with every single one. The first one hits home especially. I was told many times that I couldn’t feel safe until I was holding my twins in their nursery, so I was beyond scared. It would have been wonderful to know they were going to make it…even though it was so early. The no sleep is also horrible. And yes, yes, yes to the last three 🙂

  7. I feel so so emotional right now. Now, did you say you had three babies? O my God! I am happy you pulled through successfully , they are so healthy and beautiful. Awwwwwwwwn.

  8. These are so true no matter how many babies you have, but I can only imagine the overwhelm of 3 babies. This time around I have been conscious of not being so worried during my pregnancy. It doesn’t solve anything and only takes away your joy.

  9. I love these! It’s so true for a singleton, I can’t imagine having triplets! My youngest was supposed to be a twin, but her twin never developed past the first few weeks 🙁

  10. I could only imagine having one baby, but three babies! That’s a miracle! One of my old teachers tried for many years to have children and finally had triplets of her own. I can only imagine everything that goes through your mind, but I’m glad you see the bright side now, especially since you have some adorable babies to coo over!

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