I’ve pretty much always been a person that didn’t want children. I grew up as an only child, never babysat, and really enjoyed living an adult-oriented life for the majority of my 26 years. Brian and I got married under the agreement that we likely would never be parents, and yet, somehow something has changed.
It’s worth mentioning now that I am in no way, shape or form pregnant. But for the first time in my life, I’m imagining what it might be like to be a mother. I suppose part of that is due to the overload (in a good way!) of pregnant and new-mom friends. Two of my closest girlfriends (including this one) are expecting little girls later this year. Bonnie just announced that she has a little one on the way. My friend and neighbor Shelby has the cutest little boy named Knox I’ve ever met in my life. Babies seem to be everywhere, and I’m really loving it!
I admit, I have so many fears about this new possibility: What if I can’t get pregnant when I want to (or at all)? What if I have the worst pregnancy ever? What if I’m a terrible mother? And while I think those are valid thoughts, I know that fear is a silly reason not to try—motherhood, and anything in life.
Needless to say, It’s been an interesting couple of weeks as Brian and I have talked through this changing tune of mine. And while we’re not sure about timing, we do think that parenthood is something we we want to do someday soon. Suddenly our futures look so different, and in the best way.
Moms: what do you love about being a parent? Non-moms: do you think you’ll ever have kids?
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