Catching Up: 5 Weeks

Written April 23, 2014

Baby Peppercorn (as we’re affectionately calling you based on your size),

We’ve known about you for just five days now and it still seems surreal. I feel like virtually the least maternal woman on the planet and am scared about my inadequacies as a possible parent. “Scared” is a pretty good descriptor of where I’m at now. Daddy and I were planning to wait to start making little ones until we were more financially stable, but apparently God had other plans. I know that I never would have felt “ready” so perhaps it’s better this way. Our little surprise J

I called an OB/GYN office near work that has a midwife on staff. Honestly, pregnancy fascinates me so I’d been doing my research long before Daddy and I found out about you. I like the idea of natural birth- just have no idea if I have the pain tolerance to pull it off! The appointment isn’t until May 19 which seems like an eternity away. It’s impossible to focus on anything when I have no idea what’s going on in my little bloated tummy.

I’m also a little concerned about my upcoming Quarter Marathon next weekend. I’ve been training for two months and don’t want to overexert myself. The experts say as long as I keep hydrated you and I will be safe so I’m trying to reassure myself.

One of these days, I’ll be happy and excited and gleeful as I await your arrival. But for now, I have to be honest, I feel so incapable and undeserving of being your Mama. I hope I don’t let you down, little one.



  1. Awwww! Look at that teeny little bump!
    (And seriously, lady, you're going to rock this!)

  2. Awwww CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to hear more about baby!

  3. This is so cute! Can't wait till you're all caught up on these. Are y'all hoping for a particular gender? Also, there was a girl in the news recently who ran a marathon at 8 months, so I know it's possible if your doctor gives you the okay. :)
    yay for babies!