Baby Talk

Baby, Daily Life

Having a baby is SO exciting. Painting the nursery, holding baby clothes across your chest just imagining them there, every move you feel in your stomach wondering if that was a punch or kick, imagining what their personality will be like…the list goes on!
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But you don’t hear too often that it can also be scary. Nerve-wracking. Stressful. Of course that’s life with anything.

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One thing that came to my head last week that hasn’t yet at all was imagining my baby here, but seeing him or her crying and in pain over getting clubbed foot treatment. THAT teared me up right away. Now don’t get me wrong, I am still proud of myself and Cody for how well we have handled this diagnosis. We are super grateful baby’s heart, brain, and spine are healthy. Im still thankful for it, too. I know treatment for it today is more advanced than it used to be and there are even professional athletes that have had it! BUT that doesn’t mean my worries brain will come up with something for me to worry about.
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I know it’ll be hard for me to see my baby in pain whether that treatment will do that or not. Now this thought isn’t eating me up at night but it’s definitely something I was surprised that came to my mind last week. I know there’s going to be so many things out of my control with our baby, and that’ll be HARD. I have no clue how I’ll handle those situations, but I know as a teacher, it’s helped me so much mentally to get through tough days questioning these two thoughts…
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“Is this in my control? What is in my control here?”

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And of course Cody has helped me so much, too. His unconditional love and support has been incredible and I know he’s going to be an incredible dad. Try thinking these thoughts the next time you feel like you’re losing control or feel stressed and let me know how it goes. 😊