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Category: Pregnancy

The Reason They Don’t Bottle Pregnancy Hormones

I remember when I was pregnant with Quinn, I was obsessed with the fear of how the impending addition to our little family was going to affect Saoirse.  And I mean those words obsessed and fear. This wasn’t some casual “Oh, I wonder how she’s going to react.” This was all-out, straight-up worry often expressed by worried conversations with friends and my mom, gazing at SK with a quivering lip, and, occasionally, actual tears. Okay, not occasionally.  More like: “We’re RUINED Saoirse’s LIFE!” Wah-hah-hah-haaaaahhhh! “She’ll never be this affectionate again!” Wah-hah-hah-haaaaahhhh! “She’ll resent me forever!” Wah-hah-hah-haaaaahhhh! I was ridiculous. I think I was still adjusting to the novelty of the mother-child (mother-daughter?) bond, this amazing and powerful force that attached her to me and vice versa, and made all those mind-bogglingly boring swim lessons and My Gym classes and music programs so bearable because I got to hang out with this little bundle of awesomeness all day. We had a good thing going, Saoirse and I…