I’m pregnant. I’ve been putting off this blog post for a while now just because I wanted to make sure our families knew first, but now that the news is spreading it’s time to announce it here. I found out at the end of May and I am currently 11 weeks along. My due date is January 28th and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Before you ask, yes we were trying – no accidents here although since it only took a month I am grateful there have never been any accidents before.
Immediately upon finding out there were so many thoughts that started flooding my mind. Names, things we’ll need, how to tell people, what to tell my clients, what we need to do to get our house ready and more. One thing I knew for sure right off the bat was that I was going to keep up my work and all of my client work – I’m not giving up my career that I have worked so hard for, no way.
With everything that there is to think about in terms of preparing for a baby my husband and I are trying really hard not to get overwhelmed. We have taken the attitude that although we have no clue what we’re doing we’ll do the best we can and figure it out along the way and everything will turn out fine. Taking this attitude has made for a so far stress free pregnancy and left plenty of room for us to be completely excited.
I have to say that morning sickness is not fun. For the past two months or so it has been my constant companion, but I’m told that it eases up around 12 weeks. Here’s to hoping it does! Feeling crummy has made me realize how truly blessed I am to have my freelancing business. While I’m still completing the same level and amount of work that I was pre-pregnancy my hours have varied and because I work for myself it’s so easy to work when I feel well and not work when I feel bad. I can’t say enough how much I love what I do and am so thankful for it!
We will find out the sex of the baby – there is no way I could wait on that one! We have picked out some names we like, but we’ll keep them under wraps until we decide for sure.
Aside from baby stuff and the holiday weekend July has been a busy work month so far, stay tuned for my next post to see what I’ve been up to work wise including a few awesome opportunities that have come my way!