AUTHOR MEGAN PEREZ FOR CONFIDENT MOTHERHOOD
Hello! My name is Megan Perez I am the founder of the blog "Simple Life", a lifestyle and faith-based blog.
As I’ve gotten older, I realized that life isn’t all about having the most expensive things or tons of materialistic items, especially since I’m expecting my first child. Life is about experiences and having the ability to enjoy those experiences with my family. My ultimate goal is to inspire your own personal growth in different areas of your life.
My first-time mom experiences right now are centering around my pregnancy. Something I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around. My husband and I were definitely planning on starting our family last summer, I just didn't think we expected it would happen this fast! We have taken notes for the future.
We were very blessed to be able to get pregnant after 1 month of being off of birth control and I know that this isn't always the case for everyone. I was on birth control for the past 3.5 years of our marriage. We always had a 3-year plan, so when we hit 3 years I definitely started to get the itch for children. Because of our life situation at that time, we decided to wait a little while before we actually started trying. But, we put everything in prayer and during the end of the summer in 2018, we decided that I would get off of birth control to start trying for a baby.
At first, I was honestly just happy to be off of birth control. I had gained about 30 pounds while I was on it and I was not happy with my body and the effects of birth control. And I was happy to give myself a break from the hormones before trying to have a baby. I had my doctor take out my IUD at the end of August 2018 and gave myself the month of September to detox myself of the added hormones. By October, I felt really good and we decided to start trying. That month, I was so on top of my body. I started taking my temp and logging it in my Period Tracker app daily. Doing that, really helped me to understand my body a little bit more and when I was ovulating, etc. That month I was really strict about when we had sex according to what my app was telling me (insert all the laughing emojis). That was so strange for my husband because he is definitely not used to me being that way. Haha. I ended up getting my period at the beginning of the month and was a little disheartened but kept trying anyway. I honestly just put it in God’s hands.
Fast forward to Thanksgiving. I was supposed to get my period that week and never got it. We went to visit my parents in Michigan for the week so I decided not to take any tests while I was there. On our way back home, we stopped to pick up a pregnancy test. We drove 10 hours home and as soon as we got home, I went straight to the bathroom to take a pregnancy test. It was the craziest 60 seconds of my life. Part of me knew that I was pregnant and the other part of me just figured I was late because of stress. But when that test showed a positive sign, I like lost my breath. I couldn’t believe it. It was the best feeling in the world. I immediately told my cousin because I was talking to her through this whole thing. Then when I went out to try and tell my husband he was in the bathroom. So, I had to wait another 5-10 minutes before I could tell him. I could barely contain myself! Once he got out, I just kind of blurted it out. I tried to record it but of course, I messed it up and it didn’t come out good. As soon as I told him, we just hugged each other and started crying. We couldn’t believe it and were so thrilled.
Fast forward to now and I’m 17 weeks pregnant. I still have a long way to go but I have enjoyed every minute of it. No matter how annoying the nausea was or that I could barely eat, the fact that I’m creating life within my body is mind-blowing to me. God is so cool in how He created our bodies.
I’m beyond excited to be able to share this journey with you all. If there is anything I can answer for you or any questions in regards to what I will be sharing here with you, please do not hesitate to ask!