Now, I know it would be very premature to have already collected any thoughts on motherhood, since I’d only be starting the first of those duties in, God Willing, approximately 4.2 months’ time, all being well (yes…exciting times ahead!)
But when a sweet someone recently got in touch to reassure me that my first-time mom anxieties were absolutely normal and also mentioned how ‘motherhood bonds all women in ways unimaginable‘ (we’re quite sure we will be meeting up for future playdates); I couldn’t help but agree how powerful this unexplainable bond has been and will continue to be.
Since the pregnancy announcement, it seemed to have change a lot of relationship dynamics for the better. Suddenly my SILs – even those I hardly have a conversation with prior to – and I have more to talk about than before. Suddenly at birthday parties and gatherings, I have ladies & (strangely) men coming up to me to ask how I’m feeling, being more chatty than usual and some wonderful ones even sharing with me their tips & experiences. Suddenly, I’m seem to have a whole new circle of friends who call more regularly to ask how I’m doing, arrange meet-ups and chat on pregnancy & motherhood topics, which we don’t seem to grow tired of – all day long. And suddenly, even those that I’ve not kept in touch with for a long while – there’s suddenly this want, to connect, you know, just to chat about how it’s been, pregnancy progress stuff and also to share their bout of experiences.
Most strangers have also been very kind & considerate, be it on public transport, at a F&B or retail. The other day, I was just window shopping around after yoga and I happen to walk pass another preggers and we actually exchanged smiles – how cool was that? [p/s: international readers, in Singapore no one really exchange smiles with you unless you’re accquainted or they get a tangible benefit].
It’s amazing, this whole new world, new bond, new experience pregnancy has given me so far. And I can only happily imagine how much more of this goodness will happen once I enter motherhood.
Oh baby chungkin…the surprises you bring me 🙂