So please, people of the media who print these stories of 'bouncing back', have a think before you file your copy next time and ask yourself if all this celebration of women being utterly perfect is in fact perpetuating low self-esteem among women who struggle to meet the unrealistic expectations that the media sets for us. Give us a break you lot!
As a parent of one child I thought I had everything under control. Baby sleeps through the night? Check. Baby eats a variety of vegetables and interesting textures? Of course. Baby is surpassing all required milestones and showing up the other babies at playgroup? Oh, stop! No need to show off now. I was clearly a natural at this parenting gig. And then number two came along.
I know you can't see past the nausea at the moment, but even if it lasts the entire nine months (which I sincerely hope it doesn't), you know already how fast the time passes. Before you know it you'll have that bubba in your arms, life will be very different and the sickness will be long forgotten.