Baby Me

Birth Announcement
Birth Announcement

It’s something I’ve dreamt about, a challenge I knew I wanted to undertake and a responsibility I was ready to call my own. But parenthood isn’t something you prepare for. You don’t set a date to get pregnant, or the moment your child will arrive, you don’t decide if your baby will have colic or encompass a little chunkster physique. That’s the beauty of pregnancy and that’s the fear you see on expectant parents faces when that little stick finally reads, “Pregnant!”

Matt & I are in our 26th week with our cowboy in the rough, Marshall Keith. We’ve seen him twice and both times have proved our love for him. His frequent kicks are magical (and at some points, painful, but that’s neither here nor there) and his hiccups are quite possibly the most adorable treasure to hold onto. It’s been such a journey; from finding out we were pregnant, to hearing the confirmation, to making it through the first trimester and learning that he was a little he! My third trimester is approaching quickly, which means baby showers, finalizing the nursery and packing that hospital bag (A onesie, a bottle of wine, what else?)
Baby Boy Announcement
Baby Boy

And becoming a mother, what an honor. There was no resume of experience, no background check and no interview. This is simply an occupation that’s gifted to you, a profession we’ve seen conquered by many strong and vigorous women of our past, present and future. The thought of being a care taker, teacher and influencer is overwhelmingly sweet and I can only hope that I am as exemplary as our own mothers were.

I’ll be sharing my thrills and dismays, and I welcome open conversation on this blessed event.  So please, if you are a weathered mother, new mother or mother in training; I’d love to hear from you. Share your best advice, favorite tips and biggest fears… all is welcome.

Published by Jacqueline Leigh Boeheim

Jacqueline Leigh is a children's author based in Georgia. She spent many years working alongside advertising executives, producing inspirational and ground break print, web and television ads. Jacqueline later put her focus on journalism, doing what she loves, writing stories for the general public. She has been published in multiple print and digital publications. She’s interviewed big-name bands and small-town businesses, both contributing to her understanding and joy of writing. Jacqueline has now taken her experiences and focused on becoming a children’s author, a lifetime dream.

One thought on “Baby Me

  1. Jackie, parenting is one of the most thrilling things ever – and one of the most challenging. There’s no manual that tells you how to do this parenting thing with the personality each parent brings, the history each parent brings, the thought patterns each parent brings while including the personality, thought pattern and quirks of the child him/herself! I think it’s one of the biggest miracles of God – birth, parenting, it all happening successfully! You biggest cheerleader is God Himself and He’s the one that knows your tomorrows and knows Marshall’s tomorrows. He’s the one that is making Marshall with his personality, skills, and talents so to lean into His leadership simply makes sense. Know you, Matt and Marshall are ALWAYS prayed for and loved TONS!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Pregnancy has always been my most favorite time – the feeling of that little life inside of you is incomparable! Love you!


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