March 14, 2008 9:46am CST
Im sure you have heard of the motherly instinct. Have you ever known your children were sick before they developed a fever? Have you ever known something bad had happened to your children before you got that phone call? Even, with the baby in the womb, have you known something was wrong before the doctor actually told you? I have experienced all of these situations. Just wondering how many mothers out there have experienced it also.
• United States
14 Mar 08
I know exactly what you mean. It started when I was pregnant for the first time. I knew I was having a girl. The doctor said he knew I was having a boy by the heartbeat; my aunt proclaimed that she knew I was having a boy by the way I was carrying the baby (she had 3). Everyone insisted that I was having a boy. Except me. I knew it was a girl. I took pink things to the hospital. I already had her name picked out...Jennifer Grace. To everyone else's shock, I had a girl. Told them! lol My daughter is grown now, but I can still tell if she isn't well even before she knows it. When she moved 80 miles away and I didn't see her much, we still talked on the phone often. I could tell from the sound of her voice if she wasn't well or if something was wrong. And sometimes, I would just feel that she needed me and give her a call. Sure enough, she did. She would say, "I was just getting ready to call you!" lol Who can explain it? I know mothers who don't have a clue, as well. I think it's just a wonderful thing, a great bond with our children that gets stronger the more we tap into it or the more open we are to it. I can't explain it, but it's a wonderful thing to experience.