7. If you had gotten pregnant that first month you started trying, how
would you have been a different parent? What changes have you made to your
parenting style (either current or future) in the time you spent trying to
I definitely would not have appreciated my child like I would now. I would have loved him or her to the moon and back, but would not have felt that appreciation that has been there now for the last three and a half years.
My parenting style will be different now. I know that having a newborn will be tough. I will be sleep-deprived and my house will be a mess. But when I wake in the middle of the night to feed my baby, I will remember all I have gone through. When I am changing countless diapers and washing just as many bibs and onesies, I will be smiling. To many, a baby comes as a surprise. To me, a baby is the ultimate gift that I have been waiting, paying, and popping pills for.