What I mean is that I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to do what it takes to be pregnant and then have a baby.
Getting pregnant wasn't easy. It's different than what I learned in sex ed in 4th grade as we sat on the big square rug in the library at Lewis Elementary School in SE Portland. It was terrifying because we were told in great detail by the nurse what the entirety of the male and female anatomy is called, and how women get pregnant and it was shocking news for a 10-year-old.
Especially when the school nurse was your mother.
All eyes were on me as Beth talked about female reproductive organs, condoms, and STDs.
Jeremy Semen, if you're reading this I want to thank you because the only moment I wasn't being stared at was when my mom explained what fertilizes an egg at conception. You saved me.
Since Meghaan has been pregnant, I've seen how difficult the experience is. And I can't imagine what it actually feels like. You have a living being inside of you, acting as a parasite and taking over your abdomen and forcing your body to change and making it hard to do everything.
Also, you can't have wine. What an evil trick Mother Nature is playing on women.
I'm thankful Meghaan is strong. I can't imagine this is easy. But she's a champ and takes it as it comes.
The family name would die with me if I had to have the baby. I can't handle a gallbladder flare up. Childbirth is out of the question.
Thanks goodness I have Meghaan.