Celebrate the Firsts
Pregnancy is full of awe-inspiring firsts: the first sonogram and hearing the baby's strong and fast heartbeat; the first kick and that incredible little flutter (oh, and the hiccups!); the first time your partner touches your belly with awe and maybe even sings to the little one he hasn't even seen yet. And of course, the moment of truth: the sweat, the effort, yes, the pain, then that sound—a tiny squall growing into a howl that seems impossible for someone so small.
As that baby is placed in your arms, you know, up and down, the ride was worth it.