Well, there you have it. I’m pregnant.
The news has been out for a few weeks but this is the first time I’m announcing it here on the blog. I’m official 12 weeks pregnant as of yesterday.
This pregnancy is a “semi-surprise” if such a thing makes sense. Most women are done having kids at 33, but here I am with my second. But it’s a semi-surprise because I thought we were one and done.
Quite frankly, after having PPD with my first, I didn’t want to go through it again. And I’m still scared about the postpartum period. THings are more stable then they were with our first child (rest assure we will NOT be moving any time soon), but the lingering feeling of “what if this happens again” still exist.
But we press on.
We know the symptoms. We know what to expect. We have a plan in place. We weren’t prepared for nearly a year of depression with our first child. I honestly thought something was wrong with me, that I wasn’t fit to be a good mother. But we know the lies and we know how to counteract them.
In the meantime, I will try to enjoy this pregnancy and not worry about the “what-ifs”.
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