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A new year with new beginnings

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By Carrie Poe

It is that time of year again, the time you sit down and make your list of things you’ll do different or things you want to change. And if you’re anything like me, around Jan. 2, the New Year’s resolutions that you made already seem to be forgotten.

I don’t know what it is about the resolutions that make them so hard for me to stick to them. Maybe I make too many, or maybe I make the same ones each year hoping that this year will be different.

But now a new year has started and I am trying desperately to stick to my New Year’s resolutions, because this year is going to be different from past years. This year is when things will change; this is the year that I will become a mother. Yes, that is right, my husband and I are expecting our first child this July and our resolution this year has our new baby in mind.

The news came as a surprise to us. I have been told most of my life that it would be really difficult for me to have children, if I could have any at all. So you could understand why our world is spinning right now. It wasn’t hard and it happened fast, which makes me wonder what those doctors were talking about. Even after the five pregnancy tests and the many trips to the doctor’s office, it didn’t hit us that I was really pregnant until the first ultrasound. It was then that we were able to see a little peanut that we call our baby and for the first time hear a heartbeat which is enough to make your’s stop.

As the months go by and my belly gets bigger, the reality of us being parents approaches fast. We can only do so much to prepare us for what is next.

So this being a new year and a time for change, we have decided to do everything possible to try and to prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for our future bundle of joy.

(Carrie Poe is the editorial assistant for the Grant County News. She can be reached at 824-3343 or by e-mail at cpoe@grantky.com.)