I have baby fever. I have baby on the brain and I can’t wait to start trying with Boo.
My innate desire for a baby almost happened overnight. I always said I wanted to have a baby and to be a mom, but I was also scared to take that step. Just a few weeks ago I slightly panicked when my period was late. Then I went to South Carolina to spend time with my niece, Nila, who is a precious, smart and hilarious 4 year old. While down south, I watched her ballet recital. As soon as the Baby Ballerinas took the stage, my heart melted and my ovaries screamed (all together now):
So now I am ready. Actually, no, I’m not, but will I ever be? I have discussed this with various moms and they all tell me the same thing, “you will never be fully ready to be a mom,” and “no matter how much money or how great your relationship being a mom is scary.” And don’t get me started on labor. I may never have a baby if I think of the pain.
Still, I am excited to embark on the journey of mommyhood. But first, I need to give up some things. I know that my life will change completely, and that includes sacrificing things that I enjoy. So, if you have baby on the brain, join me in savoring the following before becoming a mom. I will miss thee, red wine!