When the whole world is pregnant…it can feel overwhelming.
When the whole world is pregnant…mixed emotions ensue.
Happiness is always the first emotion to escape.
I’m so happy for you.
Because you are. You want your friends to have more and more babies. You want their dreams to come true. And you want to be there every step of the way, from pregnancy tests to holding that sweet little baby wrapped just tight enough…
There’s just one tiny little problem…
You want that too.
Boom! Jealousy hits when the lights go down. It attacks in an instant. It manages to break free, even when you’re certain that you have it cornered.
How can they all be on #2?
When will it ever be my turn?
I’m quitting Facebook…and Twitter…and Pinterest…and…
It’s not long before the guilt sets in.
I really am happy for everyone else.
I want them to have happiness too.
I’m not a horrible person.
Followed by anger and self-loathing, of course.
I hate being bitter and jealous.
What is wrong with this godforsaken uterus?
I’ve gained a million lbs.
My face looks like that of a 13 year old.
My clothes will never fit again.
And I still don’t have a baby.
And then the tears finally escape.
Nothing is working.
I just want one. One sweet little baby.
When the whole world is pregnant, emotions run high. Feelings shift by the minute and threaten to overwhelm your day.
When the whole world is pregnant…you have to take care of you.
Watch that episode of Friends for the 37th time in two months.
Eat those dark chocolate M&M’s.
And drink that Cabernet.
When the whole world is pregnant…
You just have to survive.