Everything occurs in a timeframe
Let’s create a picture together. You’re pregnant or a father-to-be right now. Somehow, you have to get rid of the big belly and replace it with a babe-in-arms. Duh! But how do you get from your pregnant state to holding your baby? Of course, you give birth! In order to appreciate exactly what this means, though, we have to discuss timeframes.
When you look back on this past year, you’ll truly appreciate how much your life has changed within that short timeframe.
When you first fell pregnant, the last thing on your mind was the birth. In fact, during the timeframe of the first few months, you might have experienced morning sickness which you believed would never go away! You probably also believed the "fat" feeling was going to last forever—until you began to show.
During the middle of your pregnancy, you might have felt really good, like many other women, and time just flew by. On the other hand, if you continued to have uncomfortable health issues, the pregnancy seemed to drag on.
Now, during the last phase of pregnancy as you approach the birth, you may become uncomfortable again. In the last few weeks, as your baby gets ready to be born, it sends messages to your body to change. Your hormones gradually soften and ripen your body, preparing it for this new activity that marks the end of pregnancy: giving birth.
Through pregnancy, you’ve discovered that time expands and contracts. Sometimes you feel it flies by; others you feel that every minute lasts forever.
How you behave, act, or even think during these timeframes can make a huge difference on how you feel about what you are experiencing and the memories you take with you. Skills always help any person to cope with timeframe fluctuations better than if time just passes you by, with you bumping into things you’re not prepared to deal with.
In other words, time is something you do. If you already have children, you know that, when your first was born, you suddenly woke up to how much time it takes to take care of a baby. Many women and men express it this way: "What did I do with my time before I had a baby?" Time is something you fill with "doing."
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