Friday, February 11, 2011

breathe in, breathe out

So I've started to get a teensy-weensy bit stressed about this whole becoming a mom thing. Mainly I worry about how it's going to change relationships with my husband and friends and how the heck I'm supposed to keep her safe for the rest of her life. If I think too hard about that last one I start to panic, and I want to keep her inside of me--cozy and warm-- forever. As much as I want to meet her, there are definitely parts of the world that I never want her to meet.

In order to keep myself sane, I've done a little online retail therapy. Shallow? Perhaps. But a much better alternative to hyperventilation or a full-on meltdown, which I am not above. Any new moms want to share if they went through this, and how they dealt with these feelings?

In the meantime, here are the pretty things I've been "meditating" upon:

sofa from uo

shirt from anthropologie

camera bag from jo totes

And for baby girl:

monkey rattle by blablakids

pretty much everything from leeandlou on etsy

11 comments:

Anne Cropper said...
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Anne Cropper said...

I don't have any advice, but I think I need that couch. Also if I were you I would be worried about my relationship with friends. Michael and I will probably just want to hang out with your adorable baby once she gets here.

..... Johnny and Becky ..... said...

Well having a baby will definitely change your world, but not make it worse. The first 6 weeks will be the hardest, but it's all uphill from there (well, for the most part ;) ). You'll be the best mom, and I think that your "shallow" therapy is the best! I also want everything that you've listed! Don't worry about a thing! Breathe in...breathe out...

Jana said...

all i can say is there is no way to comprehend how this whole mother thing works out or how you deal with all your crazy emotions but somehow it does, i think my favorite thing to believe is heavenly father loves moms the best haha so he definitely looks out for us. if i think too much about how i'm going to keep my kids perfect and safe i go nuts so i just have faith that somehow i'll teach them enough to survive. love you guys cant wait to see the little one!

Kendra and Eric Lafferty said...

Oh yes, I had my moments. All I can say is that you aren't dealt anything you can handle and you have to trust in that---just take it one day at a time! And as far as your relationship with your husband...I think it gets even better! You will watch your husband become a dad and share so much joy in your baby. Oh....and never look at your stomach while doing crunches after having the baby. It might make you cry. :)

Kendra and Eric Lafferty said...

*can't handle :)

Kelli and Derek Hill said...

I think you should move from "meditating" to "purchasing" on at least one or all of those items. And as for becoming a mom- it is downright frightening sometimes but I had a Visiting teacher tell me something once that just stuck with me- that fear is never an emotion that comes from the lord, that's satan trying to get us down. Satan wants us to be afraid but Heavenly Father wants us to trust in him and be comforted that if we try our best everything will turn out okay. He sends his children here to learn and grow and he is confident in them & us to take care of them, so we should be, too! But it is very hard sometimes. Love you Meghan! You guys will be great parents. Nothing has brought derek and me closer than having Jack. It's amazing!!

Michelle Starrs said...

I was terrified to become a mother. Joey gave me a blessing before Ray about 2 weeks from my due date and that helped me a lot. He also gave me one on the morning Wendy was induced :)
Good luck mama! you'll do great :)

becca said...

You are gonna be one hot mama! You will also be a great little mom. If you are bored during the day... we can have nursing parties. We can just feed ourselves and feed our babies.

martha said...

you know what, i think you're going to be awesome. for reals. i would totally pick you for a mom. not only are you probably the nicest person EVER, but because you picked out that sweet couch that looks like it came out of the movie set for Marie Antoinette.

see? mom genius in the making.
:D