One of the worst things? Everyone has thoughts...
For the most part, I love being pregnant. I even love being "huge", as one of my coworkers often points out I am. I so many horror stories about the terrible, insensitive things people say to pregnant women, but I am either surrounded by thoughtful people or blissfully immune to insensitivity (except for the huge thing. That can stop anytime...). There was one conversation that was kind of funny, though.
Me: "It's going to be a busy year. Leaving the Marines, having a baby, starting a new job..."
Friendly but random person with opinions: "No, that sounds like too much. You don't want to change three major things in one year."
The baby thing is pretty much a done deal now.
It's time for me to leave the Marine Corps, much as I love it. We aren't moving yet again (if I stay in, we'd move again this summer). Most of all, I'm not dropping my munchkin off in her dad's arm and getting on a plane to Afghanistan, so it's definitely time.
If I leave the Marine Corps, I sort of have to do something else with my life.
So what exactly am I supposed to drop off the list?
Besides, I'm okay with a hectic, crazy year. I'm pretty much okay with anything that isn't 2011 all over again!
So bring it on, 2012. You're looking pretty good so far. Maybe I should be stressed about changing everything about my life, my finances and our family... but I can't focus on my worries with a baby kicking away in my belly, the cat snoozing alongside me, and spring blooming outside.