Ever since I became CEO of Mommy’s Bliss, I have had to battle the awkwardness of people asking me “ So, do you have kids?”, followed with what I always felt was a slight acknowledgement of my age (mid 30’s). After a sigh, I would always politely let them know I didn’t have kids, but hoped to one day and in the meantime I was an aunty to many little ones. I could see that the question lingered for them, and for me, could I be running a business based on motherhood and baby’s health when I didn’t have kids??? I always knew the answer was YES but I couldn’t help but wonder how different it would be if I was a mom. After all, it was my mom who founded our company and her ability to empathize with other moms is what drove her to create our very first product Mommy’s Bliss.
But NOW I no longer have to wonder-here I am, PREGNANT at 38 years old with my first baby.
I am bursting with excitement and awe that I will finally be joining you all in the adventure of mommyhood!!! And to be honest, of course, there is fear too…and this is where I love knowing there is a community of moms out there, including so many on the Mommy’s Bliss team, to support me as things get REAL.
Of course, being pregnant is a journey in itself with many “ what the heck is going on!” moments. I’m doing my best to surrender…whether its sneaking in a “desk nap” or having to unclasp my bra before a meeting. And there are the other moments too-like when I see “ Advanced Maternal Age” on my doctor’s paperwork, and I have to see if I feel like crying or laughing at that in the moment. Luckily, I find there is just so much more joy and curiosity trumping the hard moments and I’m grateful for that. This whole journey of my career, falling in love, getting pregnant has been anything but easy or traditional, so I’ve gotten used to the unknowns. And I’m sure there are many, many more to come!
So stay tuned for more updates! We are expecting our little boy to arrive around July 31st. Sometimes that date that seems far away and other days it feels like tomorrow!