Missy’s Story: One Step at a Time
Hi there! As this is my very first blog post, I thought I would share a little about what’s going on in my life right now. I’m normally a pretty private person, but seeing as though you’re going to be hearing from me more often, I thought I would give a little insight as to why I may choose to write what I do in the future. So here goes…
I’ve had a very eventful couple of months recently – in June, I found out that I’m having a baby and then on July 4th, my boyfriend of 6 years finally proposed. I couldn’t be happier! However, after reality set in, I started freaking out! I now have the overwhelming task of preparing for a baby, my 1st mind you, and at the same time planning a wedding. Who does that all in one year? Superwoman, maybe – but while we may look alike, I’m certainly not her.
So where do I start? My theory is, this baby is coming in 7 months no matter what. My wedding on the other hand – I can choose when that happens, so let’s start with the baby. First off, let me say to those who say pregnancy is a wonderful experience – you’re full of it! In the last 2 months I can no longer sleep at night, I’ve developed allergies, my ass & the surrounding areas are growing at a rate I’m not at all comfortable with, I’m nauseous all day, tired all day, and I’ve yet to see this “glow” everyone says I’m supposed to have. While I’m excited to bring a new life into this world, pregnancy is not what they tell you. Truth – it sucks! The one truth to what everyone says – everything does change. Literally…EVERYTHING! I see now why women use the “I’m pregnant” line on their spouses all the time. Their life won’t change until that little bundle of joy arrives; mine changed the minute I found out I was pregnant. Am I eating the right foods? Am I watching my caffeine intake? Am I taking my pre-natal vitamins? Am I getting enough sleep? Am I drinking enough water? While I’m more than willing to turn my life upside down for my little one, I never said I had to be happy doing it.
So in the midst of adjusting to my new lifestyle, I’m picking out which hospital to deliver at, finding a pediatrician, putting together a nursery, figuring out a birth plan, figuring out which pre-natal tests to take, registering for things I didn’t even know existed, and now we have a wedding to plan.
Luckily, my future mother-in-law, along with my own mom, have graciously taken the reigns on this one. Once Josh & I decided who was in our wedding and where & when to get married, I thought we could leave the rest up to them. Wrong! They want to make our day perfect for us and I love them for that, however; I’m finding out that telling them about my wedding board on Pinterest isn’t enough to go on. We have to make a guest list now so they know what size venue to book, I have to try on dresses now so I can have one picked out and ordered by the time baby arrives, and we need to decide on music so we can book a band or a DJ. All decisions I wasn’t prepared to make at this particular moment in time.
Overwhelmed is an understatement here. Consumed – getting closer. These are two very big firsts for me…for anyone really. It’s hard knowing where to start, but I’m learning. The best thing I can do right now is just take it one step at a time.
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