Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Hardest Challenge I Have Been Faced With {Summer #BlogChallenge}

10 July 2012

Hardest Challenge I Have Been Faced With {Summer #BlogChallenge}


I was blessed to have an "easy" pregnancy; I had minimal discomforts.  My first trimester, I was so tired, but I did not have any morning sickness.  My second trimester, I had a surge of energy and felt like the Energizer bunny.  My third trimester, I started blowing up like a balloon, but my blood pressure was good, as well as my urinalysis.

When I was pregnant, I was SO nervous of labor.  I knew it would be painful, but I had never been in labor before.  I also knew that as long as I was far enough along, the baby would come; I could not change my mind and say, "Never mind.  I don't want to give birth.  I wondered "What would the pain be like?  Am I going to have complications?  Will I need a c-section?"  You can read the three parts of my daughter's birth story: Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.

And to be honest, I had an "easier" labor than many others I know.  But, it's still labor and is HARD work. I'm glad I don't have to go through that everyday, but the prize was holding my daughter for the first time.

What has been the hardest challenge you have been faced with?


  1. Labor IS hard, lol! I really thought with my daughter (who was born in February) that I would go completely pain meds free, but that didn't happen. I did go a lot further than I ever knew I could, and I am proud of myself for that. And yes, the "reward" for labor is an amazing miracle. <3

  2. I don't have children yet, but these are all my fears too.

  3. She is beautiful!!

    My challenge was not getting the labor I wanted... I was in a car accident and had to immediately induce, in the hospital, when I had planned to be in a birth center. I felt like everything was out of my control. But everything was fine once I held her for the first time. :) We are strong, we can get through any challenge!!

  4. My sister shared what she went through when she had children. It sounded incredibly challenging and painful. I like what you said about the prize at the end of holding your daughter. :)