Soon after I got pregnant, my husband and I had a talk about becoming parents. We had the talk many times, but this time it was becoming a reality -- I was pregnant!
I had always known I wanted to have kids, even when I was a kid myself. I just felt that I was going to be a mom someday. My husband didn't think like that when he was younger, but he did talk about having kids even before we got married.
I have friends who don't want to have kids. Even my sister said she didn't feel like I felt -- she didn't have that motherly yearning I had until she got pregnant with her first child.
I know it's different for everyone.
But here's the thing...I'm not a mom...yet. My twins are due on December 24th and I know a whole new world awaits -- I can only hope that I will not let them down. I want to be the best mom I can be. I'm going to be walking into the unknown and I know it's not going to be easy. But I'm ready. Excited.
I even think my pregnancy is making some friends who said they never want kids to think again. We'll see how they feel once my babies are born.
Did you always want to become a mom? Was there a specific turning point or time you realized you wanted kids?
Written by Michele Zipp for CafeMom's Pregnancy Buzz