4/02/2013

Giving Birth, The Ultimate Adventure

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.  
Carole Burnett

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There are a handful of life changes that spin your life upside down, shake it every which way and then roll you down a hill tied in a knot. Giving birth is one of that handful.

Not only giving birth, but those crazy days, months and years that follow. No returns, no do-overs, no days off. When you have a baby you are no longer you, but you+.  Almost every decision you make after birth day involves you and baby. If you were used to going your own way, well, that will get knocked right out of you.

However, this is a good thing. 

Nurturing a helpless infant and being completely responsible for his or her care, and doing it well, grows you up. And as much as we all want to continue enjoying the fun and freedom of childhood, we really, really do have to grow up sometime. Nothing will do that faster than becoming a parent.


Welcome to the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge 2013. I'm aiming for short, entertaining and occasionally insightful posts. Topics addressing transitions are the goal . . . but we'll see.




12 comments:

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  2. I've been around a long time, and NOTHING {except my spiritual re-birth}, has impacted me so greatly as giving birth to my daughters. Nothing can turn you upside down and inside out, in every conceivable way like this experience.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, as always, for reading the blog.

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  3. Seems like forever yet only yesterday since the birth of my children.Wonderful memories!

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  4. Ah yes, Elizabeth. Giving birth is a tremendous transition. I appreciate the reflection. Thanks and God bless, Maria

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  5. Birth is great too when your daughter gives birth to your grand children. sandie

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  6. Loved this post- so very, very true. Nothing 'grows you up' like being a mom/dad!

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  7. Giving birth is definitely a life changer full of feelings and memories that are simply priceless.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  8. This is a GREAT post!! Motherhood is the best job ever!! Toughest one too.
    Connie
    Checkin' in from the A to Z Challenge
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  9. I've been childfree a lot longer than I ever dreamt I'd be, but hopefully I'll know what it's like to give birth by the time I'm 40.

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    1. I love being a mom, but even if I weren't, life would be good and filled with other stellar moments.

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