Since I started writing this blog, it’s been a weight off my shoulders. I don’t like secrets…and I am horrible at keeping them…so why not just let it all hang out there. Especially, in this case, I think there are many who tend to be uptight about this kind of stuff and I think it’s worth letting them know – it’s time to loosen up!
I am not embarrassed about the fact that our plumbing isn’t put together quite right. It doesn’t make me lazy or mean or boring. It makes me who I am…and so does every step my husband and I take in this process.
The part I did not consider when I opened myself up to the world is a funny awkwardness I run into from time to time. It’s nothing serious. But I find myself holding back a little when I talk to an expecting mom. It almost feels like this little blog clings to me – and even chokes me up sometimes. In the end, I trip over words that come so easily others and end up making myself feel silly.
Keeping the clinger in mind, I was worried about how my inner monologue would handle attending a baby shower. Before going I gave myself a little pep talk, ‘Just please don’t show up and let every super cute baby outfit or adorable fluffy toy choke you up!’
And they didn’t. I really enjoyed hanging around with the soon-to-be new mom as well as several other women who were expecting. I think I managed to get through it without a stumble or a stutter (from what I remember) and I thoroughly enjoyed getting a good dose of baby fever from others. It was even fulfilling!
I truly am surprised on a regular basis about the way my emotions respond to different things. Have you ever had anything cause you to feel something you didn’t expect?
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