Genesis

The word genesis means the origin or coming into being of something (Merriam-Webster). That’s what this post is about: the origin, or genesis, of my life as a married woman and mom!

Let’s back peddle a little bit. When I was younger, I didn’t want kids. Ever. Wasn’t even sure I wanted to get married. I had a crush on this boy but he seemed way out of my league, and no one else quite intrigued me like he did. He and I were friends and talked off and on.

This boy and I grew up and somehow our relationship developed into something new during our early adulthood. A night under the stars prompted “I love you” from him and I was shocked, ecstatic…scared. Was this God’s way of saying no one else will do? Was he giving me my childhood crush, or was I imagining things?

Fast forward to April 2017 and we’re dating. We’re figuring each other out. What makes us tick, what we love, how to improve bad habits. As time went on I was certain he was the one. We talked about our faiths, what we wanted for ourselves and for potential children. And suddenly, having children and getting married was something I wanted more and more.

February 1, 2020 and we’re engaged. December 5, 2020 and we’re married. Some time in January 2021 we’re pregnant; I’m 16 weeks along as of this post!

A lot of people we know commented on how fast we got to this point. They were surprised that we were pregnant after only one month of marriage. But we have known each other for so long and we’ve gotten so comfortable around each other that we were just like, why wait?

We’re so excited for our baby to be born. Husband is hoping for a boy, and I’m leaning toward a girl, but we’ll be happy no matter what God blesses us with. I’m thinking about baby clothes and other items, how to prepare for my hospital trip when I go into labor, and thinking about finances. I’m grinning at my growing belly and happy I’m gaining weight. I’m excited to wear a mom shirt I bought a couple months ago that’ll highlight my belly.

My body is working so hard to grow this baby and I’m trying to enjoy it while coping with nausea and fatigue. Thankfully I’m no longer as nauseous or vomiting in the second trimester! Now I’m hungry and tired all the time and my emotions are heightened. Husband is extra worried about my food intake and tries hard to help me make healthy choices. I’m not the healthiest eater, but I’m not eating junk all the time like I used to.

On my to-do list

  • Call OBGYN to schedule a checkup
  • Take it easy
  • Pray

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Sharon Burns

I was born and raised in a home out in the country, a refurbished building out of an old restaurant. My grandpa, dad, and uncle–when they were much younger–built the house by hand. I made many wonderful childhood memories there and was taught the Catholic faith by my grandma, my dad, and other relatives. I married my wonderful husband in December 2020 and found that we were pregnant within a month of our marriage! Our excitement–and anxiety–grows every day. As people from different faith backgrounds, husband and I came to an agreement where we would allow our child to choose their own path in regards to faith. We will teach them our respective faiths and let them choose their place when they’re ready.

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