While holding a positive pregnancy test in one hand and hugging the toilet bowl in the other, not only did I realise that my life was about to change I knew that this change was about to hit me like a roller coaster.
Along with the congratulations and well wishes upon our pregnancy news all those years ago, came the onslaught of advice and warnings foretelling the days that we were about to experience.
There were woeful tales of sleepless nights, horror nappy stories and some very firm advice to enjoy life – while we still can. Goodness if I didn’t want this baby so much, I would have been shaking in my boots.
Nine months later not only did our son arrive into our lives, our lives completely changed from the moment we set eyes on him.
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Yes some of the horror stories were true. Sleep became as foreign as a movie on SBS and no one in their right mind enjoys changing nappies. But something else happened, something no one stopped to warn us of or even tell us about. We fell completely head over heels in love with him. From those very early moments there was nothing we wouldn’t do for him.
Fast forward seven years and it seems not only is there nothing we wouldn’t do for him, there always seems to be something we are doing for him.
If I thought I was way outside my comfort zone when I was holding that positive pregnancy test in my hand, you can only imagine how far outside my comfort zone I was staring at a roller coaster, about to hop on. Absolutely petrified of roller coasters my whole life, yet here I was ready to get on board because my little boy couldn’t go on alone and there was no way I was disappointing him. He loved it, I felt sick for the rest of the day.