I’ve been harboring a secret, and let me tell you, it has not been easy! Finally, last week, I was able to spill the beans: we’re having a baby!
Normally, I try to share helpful stuff on here… Usually related to personal development, beauty, fitness, or nutrition. Most recently, I had my book launch… And I think on my email list, I joked about that being my baby… And when I did so, I knew there was a little one growing inside me!
But, since I’ve been told that I’m the brand too, I sometimes share personal stuff… Like moving to California… Moving to Los Angeles… Moving to Sacramento… (Man, we do a lot of moving!) Then buying a house, and now, we’re having a baby!
We made our announcement last week… Each of us wrote our captions on instagram (with direct-to-facebook sharing), counted to three, and then shared! Here’s mine:
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I am so glad we shared when we did, because I was not having the best day, and getting all of the congratulations really warmed my heart!
The experience has been wild so far, but also wonderful. In the past couple days, the baby has started to kick!
So far, a wonderful side effect has been that I have been a lot better with self-compassion. Normally, I am beholden to some traits that my Midwestern family and friends would see as assets, but that others may consider toxic – like trying to separate myself from a capitalistic grind and feeling like I always have to be working hard.
Since I have been pregnant, I have been much more likely to take a nap if I am tired… Even putting them on the to-do list in my 90X Goal Planner* sometimes!
Sometime, soon, I will take the time to write more reflections, and to share more about our experience so far, but I wanted to at least write a blog about this so far and spread the news to anyone who may not follow me on instagram or facebook!