Then Comes Baby

It was a cold January day that I found out I was pregnant. I had that day off work and had all day to myself to let this news really sink in. Even though we had prayed for this baby, I was still shocked and overwhelmed that I was going to be a mother. When Cambre got home that night I shared the good news with him. He was beyond excited! For some reason, even from the very beginning, we all predicted this baby was a boy.

Our little man was born and our lives were forever changed! What a difference a baby makes to your life. No matter how much you have read or are around kids before you become a parent, I don’t think anything can truly prepare you for what you are about to experience. A baby brings new challenges, new joys, new fears, and new conversations. Speaking of new conversations, until my boy was born, I don’t think I’ve ever talked about someone else’s poop as much as we have to talk about his. Am I right?

We knew early on that having me at home would make this transition into parenthood the easiest. I would rather sacrifice my income than sacrifice the daily highs and lows of being a mama. This has been the best decision for our family. Yes, there has been a transition period going from the working world to being at home with a baby all day, everyday, but I wouldn’t trade it. I won’t sugarcoat it and say that every day is a walk in the park, some days it is a struggle to get a shower, but it’s on my worst days that I have to reflect and remember why we made this decision. When he is having a rough day, I’m glad I get to be the one to comfort him. These days are fleeting and I know they will be over soon.