Guest Blog – Author: Jessica Mihalchick
Is there someone who is about to be a new mama in your life? Do you want to send them
words of encouragement, but don’t have the exact words that need to be said? Send her a link
to this page!
Dear Expecting Mama,
As the days got closer to my birth experience, I felt a whole array of feelings. I felt happy that I
was about to meet this beautiful baby. I felt anxious about going into labor. I felt sad that my
beautiful baby bump was about to leave me, the place I could keep my baby safest. I felt proud
that my body carried this little baby and kept us both healthy and strong. I felt nervous about
taking care of a newborn. I felt disappointed that my pregnancy was about to end. I felt excited
about the future. Mainly I felt so much love and so much joy because I was going to get to hold
my baby in my arms soon. I was going to get to study every wrinkle, every roll, every single
feature on my baby’s face, and fall in love.
All of these feelings can be a lot, to say the least, and that was only an overview of my feelings
at the time. As I got closer to labor, my feelings grew stronger and looking back on it, I wish I
would have had someone sit me down and listen to my feelings and tell me everything was
going to be okay: I was going to be okay, my baby was going to be okay, everything was going
to be okay.
Your body was made for this mama. You were created to make a baby from the smallest of eggs
and grow them into little watermelons. You were made to feed and nourish your baby. You
were made to comfort your baby and make them feel safe in this new, unfamiliar world. You
were made to be a mama no matter how it came about: IVF, adoption, fostering, months of
endless trying, surprise baby, however, you are becoming a mother, YOU ARE MADE FOR THIS.
Being a mom is unlike anything I had ever experienced. A love so intense, it’s truly
indescribable. Every mom has a different birth story, every mom has a different pregnancy,
every mom connects to their baby differently, and all of this is okay. There are no two moms
who are the same just as there are no two humans who are the same.
Your body CAN bring this baby safely into this world. You CAN take care of this baby. You CAN
be an amazing mother. And, you will be.
Take a deep breath, your life is about to change, and anything and everything can make you
have all the feelings right now; you’re allowed. You are allowed to feel all of your feelings AND
be an incredible, powerful, beautiful, intelligent, sensitive, strong, brave, superhuman of a
You can do anything mama. So here I am to tell you what no one told me: You will be okay, your
baby will be okay, everything is going to be okay.
“Dear Expecting Mama,” https://babblemamababble.com/l
“As the days got closer to my birth experience,” https://babblemamababble.com/m
“Love, Jessica” https://babblemamababble.com/a
Author Bio: Jessica Mihalchick
Jessica became pregnant at the age of twenty-two and through this found her true passion in
life: Motherhood. Through this, she started a blog about motherhood, pregnancy, postpartum,
toddlers, babies, and her own personal mom life experiences. She provides a safe haven for
women to read and feel heard. She is currently building on to her mom community and growing
her blog enough to be able to stay at home with her children.
Grab a coffee and read this mama’s babble: https://www.babblemamababble.com