10 April 2013
a big (little) announcement...
there is something that i've been wanting to share with you all for quite some time now...come this august, our little family will be growing by one! jared and i are of course thrilled. freddie, well, he has no idea what's about to hit him. and, honestly, sometimes i feel the same way. it's been very hard to keep quiet about this here since we found out way back in early december, which may explain the light posting here, since it's pretty much all that's been on my mind and it was a struggle to keep my mouth shut.
one thing that's been really fun these past few months is sharing this news with our friends and family. inevitably it feels a little awkward to just bring this up out of nowhere over brunch or dinner or not-drinking in a bar since, really, there is no spot in any conversation that leads directly to the announcement that i'm pregnant, so it will always seem out of the blue. but once that awkward "i'm pregnant!" statement is out there, the excitement from our loved ones has been so wonderful.
equally amazing (and i'm not sure deserved) are the people who have told us what wonderful parents we will be. a couple of years ago, a coworker of jared's told him that the world needs more kids raised by people like us. that was pretty much the best compliment that anyone's ever given me and i don't think i'll ever forget that. i'm under no illusions that this will be a breeze. quite the opposite, in fact. but having people tell you that you're going to be great at something you've never done before, especially something as monumental as birthing and raising a tiny human being, can only fill me with confidence that despite all the challenges and struggles that undeniably lie ahead...we can do this. we will do this.
a child can never be loved by too many people. i know, wholeheartedly, that our child will be loved by a great many people, all over the world. and that fills me with so much love.