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Random thoughts on turning into a mom:
I will be a parent every single second of every single day, Lord willing, for the rest of my life. No breaks.
Pregnancy’s most life-altering effect has been the way it’s messing with time. Everything is moving toward one life-changing event: the birth. It’s like the longest countdown ever.
During pregnancy, everyone’s attention is on the mom. Once the baby is born, it’s all about the baby. This may be tough to take.
The baby is so close to me and the rest of the world – just a few layers of skin and muscle away. But she might as well be on another planet. It's very hard to imagine what she's seeing and hearing and feeling and tasting and smelling, or what she might possibly be thinking or sensing.