A couple of days ago, I received this comment from a reader, Dori:
"Hey! This is really great. I'm not sure if I missed the post or not, but since we're
both 90's kids, I was wondering how on earth you are ready for a baby?!
I mean, I'm jealous. I'm still in school and work as a cashier and live at home,
pregnancy for me would be a DISASTER, although I wish I were in your situation.
How did you get such a head start on life? I'm really happy for you!"
I hope you won't mind my sharing your comment, Dori! It was, after all, what inspired this post! : )
This will probably sound strange, but I've always known things would happen this way. I would be a young wife, a young mother. For years I always had this...feeling, that things would happen that way. I believe, without a doubt, that I was made for this. That being said, Josh and I weren't actively trying to get pregnant. We weren't planning to start trying until 2012.
Before finding out we were pregnant, I did still want to have a baby. I mean, every time we saw a baby, I said, "I want a baby!" And then, poof, I had one.
Financially and such, we are fine to have a baby. It's no problem. And I'm so grateful that we're fortunate enough for me to be able to fulfill my dream of being a "stay-at-home" mom.
But, are we emotionally ready? Yes and no. More of a yes. There are obviously things that we will miss out on, which is--honestly--kind of a bummer. We haven't really had that much just "us" time. Sometimes, I am sad about that, but I am even more happy that we will have a whole other person to take on adventures with us + spend time with. I am so excited + wouldn't for a second think about changing things. Sometimes, I am nervous, of course. But, I'm pretty sure that's natural.
Besides, ready or not, she's coming...so I guess we kind of have to be. : )