Finding out I was going to be a mother left me with mixed emotions — sad, happy and excited. Confused was more fitting for the occasion.
I wished more than anything that it wasn’t true, but after taking the first pregnancy test, I knew I couldn’t just wake up from a dream. I was pregnant. At 23 years old, I conceived a son with someone who was as ready as I was to start a family… in five years. Our five years went down the drain; we were having a child now, and Sebastian wasn’t going to wait for us to settle down.
There’s been one thing since birth that keeps us going — his smile. I’ll be the first to admit that there are moments I’ve been frustrated with my son, but I often tell myself to relax because he’s just trying to communicate his needs. His smile is lethal… I don’t know how parents do it, but I can’t keep a straight face when he smiles. It’ll be tough to discipline him — thank God Jeff is better at this than I am.
Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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