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

10 July 2012

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

CHILDBIRTH

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?

4 comments:

  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

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

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  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!!

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  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. :)

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