It’s the question I get asked the most besides “Is it a boy or girl?” And I can’t answer that question because we won’t know the answer until birth!
When I’m asked if this is my first child, I just smile and politely answer yes. Even though it’s not the truth I’m not sure how to really answer the question without going into a long explanation, especially to random strangers who are simply making conversation and smiling at my bump.
What I want to say is:
No, this is not my first child.
This is my first child to make it to this point.
I should have a 2 year old.
I think about my first child a lot. Especially being pregnant and experiencing milestones my first pregnancy never did.
In my heart I’ve been a mommy for years, but it’s only starting to show to the outside world.
It’s a simple question most pregnant women get asked weekly but for some of us it doesn’t have such a simple answer.