So, unless things have changed since Saturday when I wrote and scheduled this post (and unless she still takes FORVER to arrive, even after induction), today is Aida’s birthday! This is also the last post I’m writing for a few weeks–but no worries, I’ve got guest posts coming as well as a few posts of my own that I scheduled in advance! In the meantime, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat (@modernkate) to stay tuned to #AidaWatch2016.
I know I have said this before, but I am absolutely terrified! I seriously have no idea what I’m doing. Do all new parents feel this way? Not gonna lie, there were times when I thought to myself “maybe I should have gone into nursing,” and then worked in the delivery ward–at least I would have some sort of clue on how to swaddle.
Still, my level of fear is only matched by my level of excitement. There are lots of women today who can say without hesitation that they don’t want kids, and I think that’s fantastic–I’m happy our society is becoming more open and women can feel free to make their own choices. I, however, am on the opposite end of the spectrum, because I have always known with certainty that I wanted to have children. (I also knew with certainty there would be a dog in the picture, too.) Matt and I were fully aware of what we were giving up, and fully aware of what we had gain. We couldn’t imagine how our lives would change, and nine more months of waiting still wouldn’t have prepared us.
So, here we are, and this quote from Love, Actually seems very appropriate: “let’s go get the sh*t kicked out of us by love.” We already love Aida so much, and are ready for this life-changing adventure.