I've never been pregnant - didn't get married until I was 36, so I wonder if I will be so selfish (no Saturday morning sleeping in - WHAT?!) and scared of the changes to my body (I just lost 80lbs 2 years ago - do NOT want to gain it back!) and how it will affect my relationship with DH.
For me, the first baby really was the hardest. Not so much taking care of him, but the whole giving up the lifestyle I knew and was use to. To be perfectly honest, I don't miss my life pre kids one bit! As hard as it is was for me to adjust, eventually you develop a routine and you don't even remember to miss those Saturday mornings because you can't remember what it even feels like to sleep in! Haha! Can't miss what you don't remember, right?!
As for the weight gain/loss, if you did it before, you can do it again! I don't weigh much, but I did get stretch marks and DH and I call them my battle scars...attractive, not really, but they are proof of how amazing my body is...and if I am honest, I am still trying to lose a few of the many doughnuts I craved with my daughter.
Lastly, my DH said that his admiration and respect for me, grew times a million after seeing me give birth to our children. I admit, balance is a little hard at first, but parenting is such an amazing journey and our love has grown while watching one another interact with the kids
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