So, we found out we're having a girl! The exciting news has launched a lot of new things, like pinning nursery decor ideas & shopping for all the cute & pink that exists! My husband & I are really happy & we know our little girl is going to be an amazing human being. Along with the pinning & the shopping & the fact this is my first baby, I find myself returning to one question: how do I raise a daughter? Suddenly, I'm aware of things like women's safety & self defense. The importance of having a voice & knowing when to use it. I'm thinking about different skills I want to teach her from hair hacks to how to change her own car tire. But on the forefront I'm wondering, how do I avoid passing down the insecurities & issues myself & so many other women struggle with? Especially when she'll be growing up in such a dynamic, complicated time! A time when she'll have access to limitless information & people whenever she wants (or doesn't want). A time when everyone has an opinion & no one seems to use a filter, unless it's a photo & in that case, they all have filters & nothing is as it seems. I guess all I can do is pray for wisdom, take each day as it comes & try my best. And I hold onto the reassurance I feel in the moments when I look down at my belly & whisper, "you know I love you right." And it's not a question because she will know how loved she is & if there's one thing I'll make sure to teach her, it's her value & how to love herself.
We’re so excited!!! I hope you enjoyed my testing of some common gender predictor tests! Let me know if you’ve tried any & if they were right or not!
Thanks for continuing to watch & for the support & sharing your experiences! Pregnancy has by far been the coolest thing I've ever gone through, & I still have 22 weeks to go! Let me know if you have any maternity clothes recommendations!
There is so much movement happening! I first started to feel the baby last week. Since then it seems to be a little more every day! It's one of the most magical things I've ever experienced! Such a nice reminder that baby is growing & getting stronger. & even though I've had symptoms since the very beginning which has helped me "feel pregnant", this makes it more real then ever. I try to take a moment when it's happening to stop & enjoy it. I try to imagine what the baby is doing in there & of course, what they look like. I hope they know how excited I am to be their mom & that I can't wait to meet them!