one month before the birth of our son, boston public gardens / october 2010
Getting to spend some time with my cousin and her newborn has me thinking a lot about those early wild weeks. For me one of the strangest feelings was suddenly not being pregnant anymore. I think most people are very ready to be done with the discomfort, but we delivered a month early so it was a bit of a shock to see that round belly deflate ahead of schedule. I remember asking a nurse if postpartum depression was mourning that you were no longer pregnant. She laughed and said in her twenty years of nursing in labor and delivery, that was the first time anyone had ever asked that question- so I guess that's a no!