There is nothing like the realizing that you are having a baby. It’s a feeling of so many mixed emotions. Sometimes surprise, but definitely elation, joy, wonder, expectation and most of all, all sorts of questions. After sharing with the other parent, who else do you tell first? Is it the grand-parents or the best friends? Whomever you decide to tell, it’s nothing but happiness all around.
Babies bring so much joy and newness. A time for daydreaming, planning and wondering is it a boy or girl, twins or more. Anything is possible and it’s all good news. A baby is a source of joy that everyone can experience and participate in.
Once the new bundle or bundles arrives, there is a job for everyone – parents, grand-parents, aunts and uncles alike – and let’s not forget the cousins and friends. Babies bring families as well as communities together because as it’s been said…it takes a village.
Even though babies have been born since the beginning of time, each of us have our own unique journey. This is why I launched The Red Saddle Shoe website and Oh, What A Life! was created. It’s designed so that you can chronicle your baby’s lifetime journey, which can so quickly be forgotten if not written down. So as much as I would love for this book to be used as part of your pregnancy journey, I would also love for you to share what it was like when you announced your pregnancy.