Wow. What a whirlwind these last few months have been. Before I knew it, it’s after the first of the year and has been almost a year since I posted. So much has happened this last year that I am not quite sure where to start.
Back in May of last year, I began dating the most amazing man. Things were serious, and he proposed in October. I said yes, of course. We found out at the end of October that we were expecting a little one of our own.
If someone had told me a year ago that I would be expecting a baby this year, I would have said, “you’re crazy!” But here we are… The thought of having a baby right now is a little overwhelming, I’m not going to lie. There is so much to think about, and babies are expensive as it turns out. Luckily, we are surrounded by amazing friends and family. With this being my first baby, and Bryan’s first baby, we are already being spoiled by the amazing people in our lives. I am excited to see what adventures we will have with our little one.
I am also nervous. Do I want to learn sign language and communicate with the baby that way? I have never learned sign language, even though I have hearing loss. It is overwhelming thinking about if I will go completely deaf in the future, and be unable to hear my child crying for me. I know that there are adaptations for me. The world is so much more accessible now than it was even ten years ago. I know that there are many tools available for me to use, but it is still overwhelming to think about all of the options.
I suppose I’ll just play it by ear.