I am so excited to announce that Robbie and I are expecting our first child! I'm currently 15 weeks along, and I actually have the exact same due date that my mom had with me (which means I may no longer be the only New Year's Baby in this house!). We are more thrilled than I could possibly put into words to be starting this new chapter in our lives.
Although I'll be saving the details of our story for another post, I will say that it has been a very interesting journey. I am one of those people who 'waited' to have children - I spent my twenties and the first half of my thirties focusing on my career and my travels. I always knew that I wanted children someday, but for so long it just wasn't a priority. Then a little over a year ago, the urge to be a mother hit me very suddenly and profoundly - and it didn't go away. Between Robbie's touring schedule with the band and our ages (I am considered 'advanced maternal age' which is medical lingo that means I'm over 34), we knew it wouldn't be easy. I'll just say that the day we got our positive pregnancy test in April was one of the happiest days of our lives, and despite three months of feeling constantly nauseous and exhausted, this has honestly been the most wonderful time of my life so far.
Thanks for letting me (finally!) share this news with you guys. I am really, really happy.