Now that the good news is out, I am super happy to be able to write about it. For those just catching up, my husband and I are expecting a little bundle of equal parts joy and poop, coming up at the end of April. I am just now starting to come out of the first trimester fog, and am finally able to keep down my dinner. Still not at 100 percent, but I’m almost there!
Here are some answers to the FAQ:
1. Yes, it was planned.
2. We don’t know yet if we will find out the gender. I will let you know if I feel like revealing it if we do find out.
3. Yes, my husband is also excited. For those who don’t know him well, that looks like this:
4. No, I’m not worried about the pain of child-birth. Thank you for continuing to talk about horror stories you’ve heard.
Now that we’ve gotten those out of the way, I can talk about all the fun things we are looking forward to with a new little person in our lives!
We can’t wait to go trick-or-treating again. My cousins, siblings and I have such good memories of trick-or-treating in costumes homemade by my gramma. Best costumes include: a chick hatching out of the egg, a green dinosaur, a squirrel, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and my brother as a volcano (yes. Volcano). I’m hoping the cousins out east can move back to California soon so we can all get together again and watch our little ones hobble around all night in their stinkin’ adorable costumes.
Being able to do crafts with my kids. My mom used to come up with all kinds of fun things to make! My aunt made us “silly soup” one time and it was absolutely magical (cornstarch with water and food coloring).
Teaching them how to cook. Hopefully they are more into this than I was as a kid. My dad would FORCE me to come help him in the kitchen whenever he would cook his giant batches of pasta sauce. Little did I know, he was trying to make it easier for me to remember family recipes, and now I regret not paying closer attention. HOWEVER it wasn’t all for naught, as I’ve learned that my cooking skills are actually great next to some people, who literally never learned how to make boxed mac n’ cheese.
Watching them discover EVERYTHING for the first time. Water, colors, shapes, nature…I so look forward to witnessing them become well-rounded little humans, and showing them how to appreciate life.
That has to be all for now. I can no longer handle the feels—my hormones, guys.