Saturday, April 27, 2019

(W) WONDERFUL WOES (#AtoZChallenge 2019)

Every journey is special. Everyone gets their share of weal and woe in life. 

During my journey, I worried too much. One day I came across the following quote and it resonated completely.

Writing for AtoZ Challenge has led to a kind of self-awakening. It has given me strength each day to carry on. I never thought that I would be able to write and read other blogs because during my last term it has been strenuous for me to sit for long hours. I take various breaks and it is difficult to maintain a specific writing schedule. 

I have already written posts about my cravings, troubles of staying away from family during this phase and other mental and physical stress ailing me from time to time.

With the passage of time, I am bewildered at the beauty of life growing within me. I doubted that I could develop maternal instincts but was astonished that I bonded with the baby before her birth. 

I had to forgo weekend vacations, outings, listening to loud music, etc. I was very careful of what I ate generally preferring home cooked food. In short, the baby's interests are prioritized always. 

I recall an incident where I had booked movie tickets for 'Aquaman' in 4D. It was my fault that I had not read the terms and conditions. Once I was at the venue, they denied me entry as it was inadvisable for pregnant mothers to sit on a vibrating and wobbly chair. That was the first time I had planned a 4D movie with my H. But the risks outweighed the fun and we returned home.

Pregnancy has its ups and downs and I term it as 'Wonderful Woes'! It is said - "Without pain, there is no gain."

Do share your experiences of 'wonderful woes'. Do you agree that without pain there is no gain?

(These AtoZ Challenge posts pertain to my thought process, physical and mental changes, stress levels & mechanisms to cope, perspective, journey and experience as a first-time mother who has yet not delivered her baby.)


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  1. You have done amazing work with this challenge! :)
    And I just learned what a 4D movie means...

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  2. I'm not sure I believe in the concept of "no pain no gain," but I certainly do like the terms "wonderful woes." With every challenge we are offered an opportunity to respond, and that response is up to us. It's wonderful when we can feel good about the choices we make.

    And it's wonderful how you've found such good things in both your pregnancy and the A-to-Z challenge - how perfect is that?

  3. Hi Kislaya, I don't know why I thought the new baby was to be a boy! Yours is a thought provoking post - it reminded of my two pregnancies and 'giving up' some things that were part of my usual way of life. There may have been a tiny twinge on my side but there was a larger 'good' involved that was necessary for me to acknowledge and implement!

  4. What a beautiful concept of wonderful woes! For the last 3.5 years, the movie buff in me, the impromptu traveler in me have taken a back seat. But I have found fun in Peppa pig books and explored kid friendly restaurants in return. Also, I could have never mustered the courage to quit and take up writing as a profession, if it wasn't for my son.

  5. Totally agree. No gain without pain. I am all in favor of having kids. They bring a whole new level of positivity in our lives.

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  6. Kislaya,

    I guess in this cause of pregnancy, it's true no pain no gain. :) The quote is spot one. It took me a long time to figure out to rid myself of worries that I had to turn it all over to God. That's easier said than done but once I learned how to relinquish self control (usually the problem was out of my hands anyhow) by placing all my worries in His hands then I found the peace that I needed. Hopefuly, you'll learn this quicker than I did.

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