The Moment of Truth

Photo by Brandi of Alexis June Weddings

I wrote this back in June, about a week after we found out we were pregnant.

Mike and I went out to dinner with our besties the other night, still harboring our little secret about the baby. Everyone polished off a huge bottle of white wine, so they were feeling pretty toasty. I excused myself with a case of “indigestion” (aka morning sickness/nausea/cramping), walked back to our apartment and tucked myself into bed. Mike soon followed, looked at me and said “I have a secret!”

He leaned in to whisper in my ear the greatest words he has ever said to me: “I can’t wait to have a baby with you.”

Up until this point we were terrified. This was not a part of our “plan”. We were completely scared, totally unsure of how to feel. We wanted to travel the world together. We wanted to see at least three different countries or at least 3 World Wonders before even thinking about trying. We had it all figured out. Excitement was low on the list. Anxiety, fear, and doubt were much more on our minds.

We have all our maps, we all do our research, and we all set our plans thinking we are in control. Isn’t it funny how our best laid plans somehow end up becoming laughable alternate universes? Trust the process.

We are so excited for this adventure, regardless of how quickly things are moving.

Little One, we can’t wait to meet you.