FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $99
Ch-Ch-Ch Changes...

“Planned change is good. It is being the best, giving your best, and doing your best - on purpose.” - Darren L Johnson


Babies…
As a woman, kids have always been something I’ve spoken and dreamt about having since the early days of high school.


“One day, when I have kids…” was a staple line amongst many a conversation. I remember gas-bagging at school about what our future husbands would look like, and in turn, how exotic our kids would turn out!  

I never thought that ‘day’ would actually arrive though, and when I discovered I was pregnant, I couldn’t help but freak out a little, and look back on how quickly my 20’s had come and gone in the blink of an eye! I mean, heck, I’m 30 now!



So... if I’ve been prepared for this day since the beginning of time, why on earth am I so damn nervous? This is something I’ve been thinking about lately, particularly on my brisk afternoon walks.

While many first time mums may worry about the unwanted pregnancy weight gain, stretch marks, nausea, or fear of not being a state of the art parent, for me, it’s plain and simple… change. I’m anxious about change.



I’ve always been sceptical when it came to change! For starters, I was at the same private school from Kindy right up to year 12... definitely no change there. I cried for about a month after I moved out of my family home and into our 2 bedroom unit with Mark. Just to clarify, it was not because I had made the wrong decision in getting married, (as much as Mark thought it was lol) but because such an abrupt change in lifestyle really shook me up!

Then came the travelling. While I would have given up anything to hop on a plane and travel to a new destination, once there, I would always have ‘home’ at the back of my mind, and being back with my little kitties and in my own bed. Lame I know, but I couldn’t help it!


Don’t get me wrong, I love a good old adventure when the time is right, but for the most part, I love routine, stability and regularity. It’s been Mark and I for the past 12 years, trying every type of food and restaurant imaginable, wreaking havoc with friends, experiencing different chapters in each other's lives, and sharing numerous birthdays and anniversaries together, all while doing them at a steady and controlled pace. But what happens when the baby arrives?


This is something that scared me for so long, but I’ve come to realise that these are things we can still continue to do, but now as a family... a family of 3!

We can still visit those untouched destinations with the little one by our side (and maybe a little help from our parents, if they’d be up for a big ol’ family holiday).

We can still check out the new local restaurants and experiment with new food (the table will just be a little messier this time), and we can definitely still hang out with friends. This kid most definitely won’t fall short of any love, that’s for sure!


Now, as the due date approaches until our little darling is born, I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited! The due date can’t come quick enough, and I’m absolutely dying to know who this tiny tot will look like!

April 23, 2018 by Natasha Gonzalez

Leave a Comment

Elise hall

Elise hall said:

I would love to hear about starting a business the ups and downs and how hard or easy you found it.

Janine Brownhill

Janine Brownhill said:

I would love to hear about how you feel when your baby arrives and if all of sudden everything else in your world feels so insignificant.

Rianna

Rianna said:

How you cope running a household, being a mum and work

Kiki

Kiki said:

I would like to hear how you have enough passion to do anything more than just be pregnant and get ready for a baby. I feel like planning to be a mum and finally being one is the most time and energy consuming thing ever!

Katireena Naicker

Katireena Naicker said:

Childhood memories or what is it that you know for sure you will pass on to it your children or experiences you will share with them.

Jess Wright

Jess Wright said:

Hi Natasha,
I always look forward to hearing about a mother’s experience with labour from the start right up until baby arrives (that feeling of pure love when you lay eyes on your little Bub). Also how dad handles the situation. Would love to read about your experience 😊

Sofia

Sofia said:

Hi Natasha, I enjoyed reading this blog by the way! I would love to hear about maintaining well-being as a woman and how you take care of you in the midst of everything else!

Monica

Monica said:

I’d love to hear more about taking the leap into a new pathway. I’m at that point now but I’m scared to leap.

Leonnie

Leonnie said:

I would like to know what originally inspired you to do your 1K words art? How did you come up with the idea?

Kelcie Yeates

Kelcie Yeates said:

I loved this blog as this post is so relatable to me. I would love to hear more about running your business or your pregnancy and parenting journey.

Kerry Oneill

Kerry Oneill said:

Love to here how you got the idea to start 1kwordsart.com As they just adore the finished product.
And just how you got your business Adventure out there.

Nora

Nora said:

Loved reading this blog post, it is so relatable as I too like stability and routine but adventure and change is always good as well :) !

I would love to hear about the challenges in starting your business 1k word art and how you came up with the idea etc.?

Jess

Jess said:

I would love to see many reasons why people wake up in the morning

Nisha Morton

Nisha Morton said:

I would love to hear about how after rhe baby arrives how you are going to juggle everything im finding it hard just to find some me time with having a newborn who was born 7 april and i aldo have a toddler who just turned 2 in april also it is just a busy house i have no ME TIME

Emma Talbot

Emma Talbot said:

I’d love to hear you talk about being with someone for as long as you have and navigating what is typically seen as your ‘single time’ and just addressing whether you had anyone in your life who thought your partner wasn’t your forever because you’d met so young

Vanessa Wiltenburg

Vanessa Wiltenburg said:

Naming Baby..
How did you both decide
Middle names etc
Did you have your name set in stone. Then baby arrived and you changed your mind?

One mum to a new mum..
Breastfeeding is clumsy, hard, amazing, one on one bonding.
Bottle feeding is clumsy, hard, beautiful, one on one bonding.
Do what feels right for you and baby.

The 7th day blues.. cry let it out!! Swear, cry and cry some more.

Candice

Candice said:

I’d like to hear how you will personally raise your child with bullying that seems to be out of control in our society atm… how will you be part of the solution to help shield our kids from this horrible situation that seems to be taking its toll in our children and their families😌

Candice

Candice said:

I’d like to hear how you will personally raise your child with bullying that seems to be out of control in our society atm… how will you be part of the solution to help shield our kids from this horrible situation that seems to be taking its toll in our children and their families😌

Candice

Candice said:

I’d like to hear how you will personally raise your child with bullying that seems to be out of control in our society atm… how will you be part of the solution to help shield our kids from this horrible situation that seems to be taking its toll in our children and their families😌

Sarah

Sarah said:

I would like to hear about how you feel about the first three months after birth of your babe. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We need to support women, no matter how / what they are feeling!

Heather Davies

Heather Davies said:

I would love to hear about motivation, your motivation to start a business, your motivation as a parent, even motivation for yourself throughout life’s chaos! What keeps you going?

Natali

Natali said:

I’d love to see you write about the destruction of capitalism and the patriarchy, but I’ll settle for some cute prego and baby stuff too! Love your work

Crystal Muchamore

Crystal Muchamore said:

I would love to hear your views about breastfeeding in public verses in a parent room..

I'd love to hear from you!