When my husband and I moved to Boston, we knew we would only stay for a few years. 2, maybe 3. We are not “city folk”, and while we were willing to go for a few years for some great job opportunities and cultural experiences (Bean Town Rocks, y’all), we didn’t want to stay long term. So, you may ask why we decided to start trying for baby while we lived there, huh?
It just felt like the right time, and we had only been there a year. Little did we know that a HUGE job opportunity would come down the pipes for deal old Hubby when I was 3 months pregnant.
When all the chips fell, we ended up moving to central rural New Hampshire when I had only a month left to go! I had to pack and clean an apartment in Boston, find a new place in New Hampshire, find a new Midwife practice, figure out where the grocery store was located, unpack a new house, and make it “live-in ready” before my son came into this world a kickin’ and a cryin’.
(why, yes, we are the most awkward photo takers, why do you ask?)
Oh, and we found out two days before we left that the baby was still breech (eek!).
(This is what 9 months preggo REALLY looks like)
Now, the 9th month of pregnancy is the month where all new soon-to-be-mothers are supposed to be in coast mode. Keep your feet up, take some naps, wash little baby socks, watch some bad TV. Not move to another state. A little stressful, maybe?
That’s a COMPLETE UNDERSTATEMENT!
Luckily, my son decided to make an appearance 2 weeks late :-).
(totally worth every minute of the 36 hours in labor)
By the time he arrived, every box was unpacked, every floorboard was dusted, a new midwife practice was located, and the fridge and pantry were stocked. AND, I had stocked the freezer with spaghetti, lasagna, gumbo, and crawfish etouffee.
This post was inspired by the novel The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson. At the age of 44, Rosie finds herself suddenly single and pregnant. She tries to hide in her grandmother’s home, but meets two men that will change her life forever. Join From Left to Write on April 8 we discuss The Opposite of Maybe. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
And I LOVED it!