During the first few months of my pregnancy, I was happy because it felt like a big family secret that only my husband and I knew about. I started missing my parents who were in a different city. It made me feel homesick. I began to wish things hadn’t changed in India quite so much over the past month. What did help me get through this phase was knowing that we had each other – in fact, our relationship has been the most significant thing that helped us go through this challenging time together.
Pregnant mothers experience various feelings that they might not have otherwise ever felt while they weren’t pregnant. I was no exception, either, and found myself feeling both happy but also homesick. In the beginning, my life turned upside down and good in a matter of moments from when I first got pregnant. Gradually, the absence of my parents and my younger sister made me feel homesick. I wanted to be in Pune with all of them.
After three to four months in Sindhudurg, we realized it was time to make a decision and move away from it. Back then conditions in India were very unstable and scary. Inter-state travel restrictions were common. I felt so helpless and left out. We thought staying in Sindhudurg was safe for me and the baby. We made up our minds to fight against all the odds.
With all these mixed emotions in my mind and heart, I had hope that all will end well eventually. Back then, I could not keep a household. It’s always been both of us. We usually help each other and he makes sure to come forward at times when I’m unwell or at a loss of energy.
Energy levels during pregnancy can take a toll on one’s health. It is advised to work and rest according to the energy. Do not exert yourself much 🙂 This was my story of happiness, homesick, helpless and hope. I’m sure we all had such stories and struggles. In the end, that cute small face makes everything worth it 🙂 It is like that happy ray of hope in our lives.
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