Want to Have A Baby

Making the decision to have a child- it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
-Elizabeth Stone

Children reinvent your world for you.
- Susan Sarandon

Babies are always more trouble than you thought, and more wonderful.
- Charles Osgood

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
- Leo J. Burke.

Having a baby or not is truly an important decision. It can be the most exciting, thrilling, happy time of your life. Having a baby can also totally rock your world. No longer is it just about you. In fact, you now take a supporting role. It is now all about the little prince or princess that just joined your family. Their demands take precedence over anyone else.

I have never regretted my decision to have a child. Actually, I didn't think that much before having a baby - it just happened. Only married for a couple of days, our first little girl ended up being a honeymoon baby (born nine months and two days after our marriage date). Here are a few things that I discovered while I was pregnant.

You worry a lot when you are pregnant. At least, I did. I worried if I was eating the right things. I also worried if I was gaining too much weight. Would the baby be cute, happy, healthy, etc. Then there is the morning sickness - although you could have called mine the evening sickness. I felt great every morning, went to work and by about 4 pm I started getting sick. The smell of the gas stove in our little apartment made me very nauseous. I could not eat much in the evening and was exhausted. So, of course, my husband ended up finding his own dinner most of the time.

You compare yourself a lot when you are pregnant. At least, I did. I would look at others who were pregnant and compare stomach sizes after asking how far along they were. I found that some ladies have very good genes and can hide the fact that they are pregnant for most of the duration. Not me, I looked like I had a huge watermelon inside my tummy that was lying on its side. People would ask me if I was having twins and I would reply that there was only one.

You cry a lot when you are pregnant. At least, I did. You cry over your lost youth, you cry over your lost figure, you cry over your inability to control your emotions, you cry when you are in labor, then you cry for joy the first time you see your baby. You sort of forget the pains you just went through, otherwise you probably wouldn't do it again.



A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
-- Author Unknown

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
- Unknown Author

A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
- Eda J. Le Shan

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant - Jim Cole

A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.
- Mary Mason

You feel a lot when you are pregnant. At least, I did. You feel the sweet stirrings of the growing baby inside of you, you feel deep concern for the baby, you feel a strong love for someone you have not met yet, and you feel a bond with the child that will last for the rest of your existence.

You learn a lot when you are pregnant. At least, I did. You learn that life is sacred, you learn that every thing you take into your body can affect the baby, you learn to take better care of yourself, you read a lot of books about pregnancy, new babies and parenting.

You pray a lot. You pray that you will be a good mother, that the child will be healthy and strong, that you and your husband will be able to support the baby, that you can protect the baby from all that is evil in the world.

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of Mother's Love.
-- Maureen Hawkins

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Yes, zeemer, it is hard to become totally prepared to have a baby, but it is good to be aware of what is needed to be a good mother. It will be difficult if you tend towards being selfish.


zeemer 6 years ago

your blog is heartwarming for would be moms. indeed they should be emotionally, physically and spiritually ready to give life to another human being.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you liked it travelespresso. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. Aloha!


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travelespresso 6 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

Nice hub elayne. Thanks.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

The sad thing is that some of them will probably grow up and not be appreciative for all she has done for them. That is just the way it goes. thanks loriamoore for your comments.


loriamoore 6 years ago

Nadya Suleman (Octomom) finally admitted in an interview the other day that she only had children out of selfishness to have somebody around who loved her. Then she went on to say that taking care of 14 kids is hard. You think? Doh!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

They certainly do pass by quickly. Thanks for commenting Pamela99.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

A beautifully written hub. I love the pictures as well. Those were precious days when my boys were babies. Treasure them as they pass by so quickly. good hub.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I agree totally. Motherly love takes you by surprise but it makes all the craziness worth it. Thanks for your comments JannyC.


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JannyC 6 years ago

Stumbling this! I can so relate to all this! I remember being at work all fine then suddenly I started to cry and then I'm suddenly angry from crying, then I am laughing for like wow mood swings are real! I never knew true real love until I had my child. I never knew you could love someone so much. Beautiful hub

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Pamela and Ann Nonymous. I appreciate your comments. Glad you enjoyed my hub. Aloha!


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Good job elayne and rated it up!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Great title and great hub! Really caught my eye because I DO want to have a baby. Yes, in my fifties, so that's another topic and it won't be becoming a reality, but I know there are a lot of women who feel the same way. Thanks for all the reminders of yesteryear.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you all for the fine comments. I truly appreciate it.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a wonderful hub. They are so gorgeous. Unfortunately, they grow up and grow up to fast.


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LianaK 6 years ago

Beautifully written. I know that I feel that way about my own child and hope that this love will make the world a better place for having experienced being a mother :). Thank you.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

You couldn't have described it better elayne001. As I was reading it, it was as though someone took a peek into what I felt! Thumbs up!


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diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

With all due respect and understanding of motherhood, evolution, in the form of the maternal instinct, despite the fact we owe our existance to date to it, will eventually destroy mankind as surely as the plague. Bob

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