By the time we were ready to try, I didn’t expect to get pregnant so fast – on the first attempt; literally the FIRST try, one day during my fertility week (same story when it comes to Malachi, I know the exact day both of my boys were conceived).
As new parents, your baby becomes your entire world and you bond deeply over this little person(s) that you made together. Eventually, you reach a point when you look at each other and you can’t remember the last conversation you had that wasn’t about work, money, or your child(ren).
Motherhood has challenged me in ways I could in no way prepare for; and it’s filled me with such a deep love and fulfillment I can’t attempt to articulate in a paragraph.
This year my husband and I decided 2018 is the year of NO TRAVEL! We’ll spend our first Summer in Hong Kong this year. We’ve traveled every year since moving abroad in 2009.
I’m not bold enough to call out strangers, I also sometimes struggle with impostor syndrome since, well, I’m a foreigner in this country but I want them to follow my cultural etiquette when it comes to lifts!
I think for most moms the first pregnancy is a lot to take in no matter if you’re away from home or not
I knew if I quit in the middle of the trial, my daughter would not have me to look up to. Ultimately, that gave me the courage to keep pushing towards my goals.