I have some exciting news to announce and what better time to start blogging again!!
With that said...............................
We are pregnant!!
I’m currently 19 weeks and have so many thoughts and emotions running through my mind. So far this journey has had its ups and downs from fighting extreme fatigue (as to be expected) to testing positive with influenza b, which my friends, is NO JOKE!!
The role of being a mother to an infant again has brought many mixed emotions from: joy, fear, and uncertainty, to how the heck am I going to do this again--all while continuing to run a successful business that requires my physical presence 6 days a week!..............Whew!!!!!!
I’m not going to sugar coat anything here, and be completely honest. The pregnancy experience is not exactly my favorite thing! Don't get me wrong- I love the idea of having another little one around, and know that this is an absolute beautiful miracle! I am very, very grateful! We have truly been blessed already with two happy and healthy children. Our little man, Mason has brought us more happiness and joy than we could ever imagine! I also have been blessed with a beautiful, sweet, and kind step daughter Izzy, who loves her family unconditionally!
Being pregnant can be a challenge for me, both physically and mentally. From gaining weight to going to doctors appointments, where there is so much uncertainty associated with each visit and test- it all brings me anxiety.
Guilt and perfectionism are other things that challenge me in my daily life. While being pregnant, and a mom, these challenges are often amplified.
As a mom you want to give your child the absolute best opportunity you can in this world. With that said- moms you are not alone! Being both a mom and mom-to-be can be scary!
Please allow yourself to feel that you are amazing and doing an outstanding job!
I have to remind myself of that often and Jake does a great job reminding me of this as well! Ultimately we really have no control of what happens and all we can do is exactly what we are doing.
Be present in our children's lives, educate them, be kind, show them that we care, and most importantly love them unconditionally!
I can honestly tell you my faith becomes even stronger as I rely more on God to trust that all will work out-according to his plan.
I can say without hesitation that we are truly excited and know this is an amazing miracle! I'm even more excited to share this journey with you!!