My secret…

Hey all,

So! I have a secret to share with all my readers, it’s something I have felt very ashamed to admit but deep down I’m sure there are other mums out there that felt the way I did…

So,  here I go…

“In my last pregnancy, I wasn’t attached to my baby, and I felt nothing..nothing but guilt”

It’s true.. Nothing I’m proud of..but it is the truth and I can’t sit here blogging about motherhood if I’m not honest.

Firstly, can I just say, for the first time ever, I didn’t know the gender of my baby; and this made it so hard for me to bond. At every scan I left disappointed with my decision because stupidly I agreed for a surprise when I mentally couldn’t handle it. I needed to know what it was so I could start imagining who it would be and where it would fit in..

Now don’t get me wrong, I loved the idea of having a 3rd child but just couldn’t imagine him with his siblings, I couldn’t imagine having another nappy to change and the last seat filled with a little person in the back of my car. It’s stupid I know, but I just couldn’t imagine it which meant I never got the chance to build a relationship in my mind of me an him. I never got the chance to bond….I never dreamt about him, I never bought anything for him. I acknowledged the pregnancy but not him as an individual.. He was there (in my tummy) I was here (In real life) and I felt so guilty. I felt soo guilty I wrote him a poem because I truly loved and cared for  him but it was just harder this time to imagine how our life’s would be intertwined..

Here it goes…

I don’t want to forget this feeling, Sometimes we get so caught up in the discomfort that we forget to cherish the beauty. To bear a child in my stomach. To feel you kick, to feel you squirm, to feel every stretch and every hiccup, I am blessed. You may be my last and I don’t ever want to forget this feeling. I love you, I don’t know you yet but I love you. I have an idea of your character. You are not like the others you are quiet and shy. But I can sense you are strong. Not knowing your gender has not brought me joy but has brought me patience. I must be patient with you I understand this. Nonetheless I never want to forget this blessing and all that I am feeling. Never…..

Because I had to be patient, I just couldn’t bond. I knew I loved him but I struggled to imagine him and cherish the experience. I can honestly say…I had so much emotion and guilt during that pregnancy and I didn’t know how to express it.

Even after finding out his gender at the birth…I was confused and surprised it was another boy but I honestly remember thinking on that operating table.. “That was not worth the wait, and it’s made me no happier finding out now after 9 months of suspense because I wasted a whole pregnancy struggling to bond”

And then I saw him! This strong chunky little boy, he never even cried he just looked at me…..Everything I wrote in the poem was true..He was/is quiet and shy.  My “mini muffin” was here and instantly I knew him, and he gets me….from the moment he was conceived he understood my pain, guilt and struggles and that’s probably why he’s been the easiest baby. I couldn’t imagine him fitting into my little life and somehow he’s managed to slip in quietly and perfectly.

Not finding out the gender was a huge mistake for me! I would love to know your experiences or intentions regarding revealing your baby’s gender.

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Take care



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful blog and poem! I wanted to know my baby’s gender as soon as possible. So I could prepare and make sure he had everything he needed in the physical world, and so I could-as you said-get to know him prior to birth. I named him early on and talked to him often. He was real and alive and provided me comfort, just knowing he was there.

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    1. Honestly! It’s soo reassuring to know I’m not the only one out there who needed to create a personal relationship with their baby beforehand. It’s definitely not something I would consider again but it did teach me a lot about myself in the process. Xx

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  2. iyetundeadeyemi says:

    When I was pregnant with my first child the first scan I did told me it was a boy. I wasn’t happy at all because I wanted a girl however with time I started to accept the idea of having a boy. However when my baby was born and they told me it was a girl I was soo happy.

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    1. I wanted a girl the first time round and got one. But when I was pregnant with my son I was terrified! I had no clue what to do with him. I very quickly learnt how to handle him “kinda” lol xx


      1. iyetundeadeyemi says:

        😀😊children no matter what are a blessing

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Of course when I was a mom, you had to wait to see the baby to know. Everyone said I was carrying a boy. They used all kinds of ways of “knowing.” But I had a girl. I actually liked it better before anyone knew who was coming. I loved the surprises then.


    1. I think I would have felt exactly the same way if I had no choice or there was never an option. I Don’t think I like suprises very much xx

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