I’m so excited to share with you that my husband and I are having a baby! My due date is March 4th, 2015.
The past couple of weeks have been quite a journey. While it was something I was planning for, the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew my life was going to change forever.
I was filled with a range of emotions from excitement and joy to fear and uncertainty. My life as I know it, my body as I know it, my marriage as I know it, etc., is changing. Since my job as a coach is to support people through change, I know I will be learning even more about the change process in a new way.
I had days where I felt the utmost exhausted I have ever felt and found myself nauseous and running to the toilet a few times even after a good meal. Dealing with the physical symptoms of pregnancy started to effect me emotionally. I started to sink into fear and doubt, “Can I really handle this?” “Is now really the best time?” “What is going to happen to my career?”
These questions, I believe are natural when going through big life changes. I was able to just observe myself slipping into fear and reminded that myself discomfort is often part of the journey. I recognized the voice of doubt and began to work with it. Whenever I get into these states, I always listen to inspirational videos on youtube, audiobooks on my iPhone and sit down to meditate. Every time it reconnects me to faith.
I have been going to prenatal yoga classes, keeping up with my meditation classes and got rid of my last vice: coffee. I’ve been drinking lots of water and taking my prenatal vitamins. Luckily, I have been able to rest quite a bit, especially since my body is working so hard! I heard the second trimester (which I just entered) is a bit easier. It’s even nicknamed the “honeymoon trimester.”
Last week, I got a sonogram and it was a miracle. As soon as the nurse put her little tool on my lower belly, a full baby appeared on the screen! I was in awe. All the parts are there: head, nose, ears, hands, feet, legs, brain, etc. We even got to hear the heart beat! I felt myself opening up to even greater love.
Sometimes we feel ourselves going through changes, but don’t see the results right away. Then, when we do, it’s amazing!
That’s why I’m offering a FREE CALL on Wednesday, September 10th from 8pm – 9pm. The call is filled with valuable information on how to Transform Fear into Faith: 3 Key Strategies to Move from Anxiety to Excitement.
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I am super excited for this next chapter in my life and thank you for all the support along the way! I would love to hear from you.
Is there something in your life that requires a big change but you feel afraid?
How can you view it differently?
What excites you about making a big life change?
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