Seems like it's been a long time between then...
Beyond the obvious meaning, Merriam-Webster also defines "pregnant" as: 1) abounding in fancy, wit, or resourcefulness, 2) rich in significance or implication, or 3) having possibilities of development or consequence.
Well, I don't know that I've been abounding in fancy or wit, but life here on the farm has taught me a new level of resourcefulness.
Rich in significance or implication? Well, I'm giving birth in this home that was built in 1856 and hasn't had a homebirth in it since the previous owner's great-grandmother was born here. The daughter of the previous owner (the executor of the estate) and I became fast friends when we met because I apparently remind her so much of her own mother. Does an overwhelming sense of coming full-circle have significance? For me, I'd have to say "yes".
But it's that last definition that rings the truest. Having possibilities of development or consequence. Not just for the baby, but for me. I like the way that sounds...possibilities of development. With every new child, I've discovered the possibility of development within myself. From the scared, timid, insecure 19-year-old first-time mom I once was, to the empowered, self-confident and wiser 40-year-old sixth-time mom I am now. What a long, amazing journey it's been.
Having possibilities of development. If that's the case, I hope my life is pregnant forever.