We are expecting another tiny human to join our family this summer!
To be honest, this news was a surprise to us.
In fact, a few years ago, if you would’ve asked me I would have told you I was never having kids! The sheer volume of responsibility of caring for and raising a person was overwhelming to me. Additionally, an injury led a doctor to tell my husband that his chance of having children was lessened by about 50%. We had just resigned ourselves to a life without kids, and were fine with that.
Shortly after we were married, we had the biggest shock of our life when we found out we were pregnant with Jonas. With severe trepidation, we welcomed our bundle of joy, and now couldn’t imagine our lives without him. He brings us happiness and bliss every day. Let’s be honest, he brings other, less pleasant, emotions as well, but at some point every day, he makes me smile!
This time, we were again surprised with pregnancy. To be honest, at first, I was disappointed. A few months ago, I left the stability of my full time job, have started this whole blogging thing, and some other odd jobs to try and make ends meet. If we were going to try and have another child, which we hadn’t decided to do, now wasn’t the ideal time! I had a hard time during my first pregnancy, not physically, but emotionally. And I promised myself that IF I got pregnant again, I was going to do it purposefully. Life is clearly NOT following my plan! What’s up with that?
Quickly, that disappointment faded. I am still scared, but I’m also excited! I know that everything happens for a reason and am ready to meet this new little person that will be a piece of my husband and myself. I am determined this time to do things better than I did before. I can use my experience to be a “better” pregnant person. I won’t allow myself to feel the amount of fear and guilt I did before. I want to exercise more, and worry less.
I’ve decided to start documenting my pregnancy experience, and am going to share with you weekly what’s going on with baby and I. Please feel free to join us on this journey! Thanks for your support!