This is a celebration of women out there who are keep working everyday, growing a human being inside them and are just utterly inspiring.
Women are just expected to get on, business as usual when you become pregnant. Obviously there are some exceptions to the rule i.e. the extra calorie intake, extra toilet breaks and no commenting on the growth of the person. Ever since I became pregnant it has been something I’ve noticed.
Although I love been pregnant and I enjoy work, the two do not always go in hand in hand. First off, there is the first 12 weeks of limbo when you can’t tell ANYONE you are pregnant but continue to suffer probably the worst symptoms of the entire 9 months. I have times when I was feeling that I was going to be sick during meetings, but nodded my head and hoped that it wouldn’t come up like word vomit (Gross, soz). Then there are horrible other symptoms like the smell of Susan’s fishy salad and you can’t tell them that it makes you want to run a thousand miles in the opposite direction. Instead you just grimace and hope she is not a slow eater. Last, but definitely not least is still expecting to do the same level of work whilst either been utterly exhausted or forgetting where you put everything important due to the inevitable “baby brain”.
I could go on about the fact that working and becoming the size of a beach ball is hard work. There are perks though, whether it be knowing that at the end of it all you know there is going to a bundle of joy in your life or that it’s a miracle that human body can change so much in the space of 40 weeks. Other perks are obviously eating your body weight in chocolate and no one can question you because “you are eating for two” – the baby wants that second pack of malteasers…
So the fact of the matter is, all women who are pregnant whether they are working or not are GODDESSES!! As a gal who is working over 40 hours a week and also experiencing pregnancy for the first time, I’ve grown a new respect for women who are pregnant and working mothers.