Baby Bug Has Bitten Me!

So over the last few weeks I have been crazy with the baby bug! It’s crazy, because I never thought I would catch it. Being 29 years old and never feeling the pull towards children, I never thought I would develop maternal instincts. It is kind of exciting and scary all at the same time to feel the urge to be a mother. I have a lot of fear about being pregnant because I am afraid of what it could possibly do to my anxiety. I do not want my anxiety to be a raging beast while I would be pregnant. Also, considering some of my anxiousness is caused from the fear of being sick (very annoying) I think having morning sickness would really push my anxiety over the edge. I have been working on sorting through these fears and trying to rationalize them. I do not want to miss out on the opportunity of being a mother just because I am anxious about the process of having the child.

I would also be completely open to adopting a baby. As a teacher I see so many amazing kids being unloved at home and it breaks my heart I already feel as if I am a mother to all of them since I play multiple roles during the day to these kids. Teacher, mother, nurse, and counselor. I would love to give a child who desperately needs a stable home a spoiled upbringing. I believe every child should be spoiled πŸ™‚ (but not to the point where they are bratty of course! Boundaries are healthy) The calling to adopt has really been heavy on myΒ heart.

I am not sure what path we will decide on, but I am looking forward to what God has in store for us. πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “Baby Bug Has Bitten Me!

  1. I completely understand. Although I’m only 20 being a mother is something I really want to do later in life but my anxiety getting worries in pregnancy terrifies me! I hope you find the right way for you πŸ™‚

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  2. Having my baby was the best thing I ever did in my life. I too have bad anxiety, and oddly it was one of the calmest, most serene times I’ve had. I was 42 when I got pregnant, and almost 43 by the time I had my daughter. She’s now almost 15 years old, and I would have done it again and again had I been able. You will be a great mom, if and when you decide to do this. It’s about trusting yourself and willing to be wrong – A LOT! πŸ™‚ –Audrey

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