It’s March 1, 2014… Michelob and I are expecting our first child anyday now, a boy! It’s been quite a journey getting to this point- from trying to conceive (and it not being as easy as anticipated), a miscarriage in 2012, getting pregnant a month after I quit my job, and adapting to being a pregnant housewife (which I quite enjoyed).
There’s 3 other women at our church who are expecting within a 2 week window (I think there was something in the water). The first one gave birth this past Tuesday. So things are getting real. I have been praying that our son will give us a little more time (and develop more). Originally I’d prayed he’d wait until end of February (which passed), and now I’m praying next week (which will come soon). Michelob’s mom will be coming on Tuesday to help us out for about a month (thank God for wonderful MILs). I had been worried our kid would come too early and we’d be starving because no one was around to help out (I have strange worries, of course folks from church and other friends would’ve all chipped in).
We decided to have a natural birth at home. We’ve been working with Brenda (traditionalbirthservices.com) and it’s been wonderful having a holistic & caring midwife. Though I’m sure it won’t be easy , I feel good that we’ve prepared and are in good hands. I also have to thank Jenny (homegrownbirthing.info) for her wonderful childbirth & childcare classes, and Dr. Mullin (www.drlindamullin.com) for chiropractic care that relieved my lower back pains!
Everyone says that your life changes dramatically after children… I understand that in my head, but not quite in reality. I guess we will see very soon.