How Did You Know You Were Ready to Have a Baby?

Growing up, family has been the forefront of everything in my life; in my work, my vision, and my dreams. Thus, having a family of my own was something I have always wanted. But I didn't know 'when' exactly.

The first time I was asked how I knew I was ready to have a baby, I simply answered “I don’t know.. It just happened”. I honestly didn't know what to say. I didn’t know what being ‘ready’ meant.

If being ready meant that our lives were already adjusted and prepared to have a baby, or that we were financially stable, or that we would have enough help with the baby, I suppose we weren't ready.

I feel like there is just no definitive ‘right’ time to have a baby. Because if we were to sit down and really think about making such a life-altering decision, we would have come up with one too many reasons not to make any changes to our carefree life. Maybe like how the timing isn’t ideal, or that we aren’t where we are with our career, or that we are still waiting to make our first million. Being human makes us apprehensive to change, and we definitely didn’t wake up one day and said “Ok, today is the day we become parents”.

But after our little angel arrived, our hearts made room for him and we quickly adapted to a life as parents that we just can’t imagine what life was like before.

Now with a little angel in my arms, I am blown away by what a huge life change motherhood is. My life is definitely different now, but I am a firm believer in what’s meant for me will be for me. I am so grateful to be able to embrace my new role as a mother and I pray that I’ll be able to keep showing up for my family and do the best I can with all my heart.

How did you know you were ready to have a baby?

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