Oh Baby! Thirty Days at Thirty, The Surreal Countdown!

Thirty is a big deal around these parts. It’s only right that that I highlight what I’m feeling at this point. The last thirty days until this little one’s due date have finally arrived and I’m in my feelings.

If you would’ve asked me before my 30th birthday if I thought I would be having a child this soon there would’ve been laughter. You see, David and I had just started to entertain the idea of possibly trying for a little one. With our 10th wedding anniversary coming up, my 30th birthday, and so much more we decided that we would visit the notion in 2017. During 2016 the early parts of 2016 when we really thought about taking ourselves seriously, we faced a few setbacks and my cycle was just out of whack. As you can tell, that quickly changed.

Honestly, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was staring blankly at a positive pregnancy test after my 30th birthday. There was so many emotions attached to that moment. Emotions that I never truly will be able to wrap my head around. Confused. Scared. Shocked. The list could go on and on, but I knew at that singular moment life was changing dramatically for us. We were going to have a baby.

Reflecting on Thirty with Thirty Days left until Mommyhood

Motherhood is… difficult and… rewarding. -Gloria Estefan

There is a certain aura of peace that people just can’t seem to believe is real. As we get closer and closer to our due date, I can happily say that I am more comfortable with the notion of becoming a mother. Now, 3 or 5 years ago that definitely wouldn’t be the case. As unexpected as this baby girl is, it’s the perfect time. I understand that motherhood is difficult. It’s monumental and life changing for both David and myself. What I hear the most is that it’s beautiful and rewarding.

So bring on the long nights, the sweet baby wails, and the endless amounts of diapers because for once in my life I finally feel like I am in a place to tackle it. To hit the ground running with our newest little companion on our fulfilling journey of life. Life doesn’t end when you have a baby, it’s just a new chapter of fun and excitement that we get to make our own.

Give or take, we’ll be meeting little Delilah Claire in thirty days.

thirty days until baby girl arrives

Photo by Stephanie Drenka

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