How I Overestimated My Pregnant Body’s Ability to Handle a Toddler

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Going into my second pregnancy, I underestimated a lot. I knew that having a toddler while pregnant would be tough. I remembered the intense fatigue from the first time around, the feeling sick or weak, and the heavy belly toward the end. And I knew that dealing with all of that while managing a two-year-old wouldn’t be easy. But I must admit that I didn’t know what I was in for.

What I think I didn’t realize was how incredibly difficult this process would be. When I’m not pregnant, I’m a long distance runner. I am strong, flexible, and have a lot of willpower. And I falsely assumed that all of that strength would make being pregnant with a toddler manageable. But it has proven to test my limits every single day.

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