In case you aren’t following me on Instagram, I wanted to take a moment to share a very special development with you here. We recently received the most joyous news when we learned that I am expecting! Fabian and I are finally having a baby after fifteen years of marriage and are expecting a baby girl in June! We are absolutely overjoyed and Fabian is especially excited about being a girl dad. I wasn’t sure this would ever happen for us, so it feels like the most incredible blessing.
I’m nearly 17 weeks along now and can happily report that the second trimester has been a bit easier than the first which was quite ROUGH! I had terrible morning sickness all day long for weeks to the point that I had to go on a prescription for it. My biggest issue now is that I have been getting chronic tension headaches. You can only take Tylenol when pregnant which hasn’t done much to help, so if anyone has experienced this issue and can share anything that helped, please let me know.
I know that our lives are about to change tremendously, though everyone says that it is going to be for the better; that children enrich their lives beyond measure. I am incredibly excited to experience the wonder and joys of childhood; to watch her learn and grow and become her own person. On another level, I have a feeling that God sent me this baby to teach me that work isn’t all there is in life. I am a total workaholic and am incredibly passionate about my career to the point that my professional life has often taken precedent over my personal life. I also know that she will surely teach me how important it is to surrender. As a total Type A personality accustomed to being the boss, I cannot control everything and I suspect that there is nothing quite like motherhood to teach one such a lesson. Knowing that we have our sweet baby on the way, I plan to focus my intentions for the New Year on two words–“surrender” and “balance”. I have to learn to set boundaries within my professional life and must learn to go with the flow a bit more in order to be able to be as present as I can for both of my babies– my child and my businesses. Easier said than done, I am sure, but if any of you are balancing motherhood with your career, I would love to hear any advice. I feel like the world has just opened up in a completely new way and I have SO much to learn, but I could not be more excited for the journey!