This week I must confess is being hosted by the gorgeous Emma from Five Degrees of Chaos and the prompt is ‘If I could go back to one moment in my life it would be..’
I’ve spoken before about regrets and how I feel about them in my life. While there are many moments in my life that make me cringe thinking about them, combined they make up the person that I am today. It’s the butterfly effect of life. If you take out one small aspect of your life, then it will forever change the rest of your destiny.
However the one part that I wish I could go back to, just to savour that time of my life again would be when I was pregnant and the birth of Mr 5. Although being pregnant while unmedicated was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done there are things that I do miss.
I miss the tiny fluttering of feet. While occasionally gas gives a similar effect, it really isn’t the same. Especially when it gets towards the end of your pregnancy and your whole stomach moves from side to side while your baby got into a comfortable position (which seemed to always involve a foot to the ribs.).
I wish that I had taken more photos when I was pregnant with Mr 5 too. I had a camera and yet all of my photos are crappy 2mp phone photos. I wish that I had gotten more photos of my belly when I was pregnant…it really was a sight to behold. I still remember my mum walking into the hospital room and I had my back to her. She said ‘I don’t know what your aunty was going on about, you’re belly isn’t that big’. Then I turned around. The look on her face was priceless!
I wish that I had charged my damn phone properly instead of being too chicken shit to plug my charger in to the wall. I ended up giving my phone to my mum to charge overnight. I used her phone but there was no internet and it was a damn long night!
I also only have 3 photos taken during labour and when Mr 5 was born. Where was my damn camera you ask? Oh it was in my bag, flat, because I had forgotten to charge it. I’m glad that I have those three photos because I know that I am extremely lucky to even have the blessing of a child but I just wish they were pictures I could share in a photo album.
I look at the pictures that others have of their pregnancies and birth and it makes me sad that I don’t have those mementos.
Do you have photos of you when you were pregnant? Do you regret not taking more photos?