It's not from a Christian point of view, exactly. But her point about keeping humble I think is key. I see myself as an "older" first time mom and I've been around a lot of newborns, it seems like I should know what I'm doing.. right? Well.. probably not. I've also seen first time mom's try to act like they aren't first time mom's and then get very flustered when their child makes a noise or act embarrassed that their child isn't acting like a perfect angel when she is around other women who have multiple children and I want to avoid acting that way! Every mom has horror stories, but as this article points out, they don't share them. All you hear are the victories and how good things went for them (like potty training. I do roll my eyes when a mom claims it was super easy for her).
So I'm excited to be a first time mom. Next time around (Lord willing) I can't act like I've never done this before ;) All children are different and I'm excited to meet this little girl and to see what challenges and victories are in store for Jason and I. I won't lie, along with the excitement is a little (maybe more that a little) fear of the challenges or failures I'll be facing. But it's the adventure the Lord has in store for me, for us!
We can officially now say that baby girl is due next month! She isn't due in a month, but her due date is in Nov! Crazy...(I know I know.. she might/probably will make her debut later than Nov, but one can dream she'll come early or on time... right? or maybe I shouldn't...)