I am not pregnant.
Though honestly, whatev’s pregnancy because this is an even COOLER announcement in my book!
It comes to no surprise to you when I share with you how sick E has been this year (though thankfully all illnesses have been common viruses or bacteria’s that she has rebounded from, and we thank God every night for that).
In Late April/Early May, after her most recent prolonged illness in which the doctor’s diagnosed her as having “asthmatic tendencies” because they didn’t want to declare that a 1 year old had Asthma, her pediatrician looked me straight in the eye and proclaimed, “You MUST pull her out of daycare, at this point it’s detrimental to her health”. Basically her doctor’s theory is that E has asthma. She believes that because of this, she can never fully fight off an illness which means that just as she’s barely fighting off one, another attacks and she’s for lack of better terms screwed. Being in daycare meant having E exposed to a barrage of illnesses on a daily basis.
So we pulled her out.
It was at that time that A & I knew exactly what we needed to do, so we put into motion a plan we had been preparing for, saving for, and positioning ourselves for
since E was born since we got married. We pooled our child care resources (Grammy, Grandma) and reconnected with E’s former daycare teacher who had left the center and set up a child care schedule with minimal adjustments to my work schedule and A’s work schedule.
I also submitted my resignation.
As of August 2nd, I will be a Stay At Home Mom! This is something A & I have been preparing ourselves for since the day we got married. It’s something I thought I would do when E was born, but honestly at that time I just wasn’t ready emotionally.
Now I am.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a little worried about our plan- but that’s just me by nature. My biggest fear is that I won’t like it. What kind of parent would I be if I didn’t enjoy spending my days with my daughter? However, a wonderful co-worker said something to me that put that fear into perspective, she said, “You may not love it, but you won’t regret it. And you know you’ll regret it if you don’t do it.”
So- in a little under 6 weeks, we’ll embark on this new chapter. Here’s to living a life of no regrets!