Turning 32, Ready To Be a Mom

One thing I love about blogging is that I can look back at things I’ve written and reflect on why I felt a certain way in the past, or how I’ve changed or grown in certain ways. As I approach my 32nd birthday (coming up tomorrow, November 4), I am reminded of the post I wrote on the eve of my 28th birthday, when I wondered why, as a married woman in her late 20’s, I just wasn’t ready for children. I didn’t know if I ever wanted children. Like, ever (said in Taylor Swift’s voice).

I resolved to revisit the topic in two years, when I was about to turn 30, which I did. By that time I had gotten divorced and had been dating Brian for over a year. We weren’t yet engaged, but I knew I wanted to marry him and have a family with him someday.

Now, two years later, Brian and I are newly married and it is the first time in my life that I feel like I am really ready to have children. Like, soon. It used to be that I would look at a young family and think they were cute, but now when I see a young family I want that to be us. I want Ryder, Tansy and Jethro to be big doggy siblings to little human babies. Having 9 nieces and nephews, I already know that the dogs are great with kids.

Brian and I have talked about it, and we’re going to start trying for a family sometime in the spring or summer. I’m nervous and excited about the whole process, but I know that we have so much love to give as a couple and as a family. In another two years I will revisit this and see where we are… hopefully while a baby is napping. 😉

Me and My Husband 🙂

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 11.3.12
    Poppy said:

    Yay 🙂

  2. 11.3.12
    Cheryl said:


  3. 11.3.12
    Sonya Morris said:

    Happy Birthday!!

  4. 11.3.12
    Heather said:

    YAY!! I am so happy for you! I’m sure you wondered back when you were 28 why you just didn’t feel like you were ready and now you can see so clearly that you had to wait for your true love. You have the most amazing example of a Mom and I know you will be just as amazing as she is!

  5. 11.3.12
    Heather M said:

    That is great! It is a wonderful feeling when you “know” as a couple with love to give, you’re ready to start trying for kids! I wish you luck as to try to add some babies to your family!! xo

  6. 11.3.12

    YAY! Happy Birthday and CONGRATS on taking the next step into Motherhood! You will be GREAT!

  7. 11.3.12

    YAY!! having kids is amazing!! Its not always easy, but its the most rewarding thing I have ever chosen to do!!

  8. 11.3.12

    When you’re ready, you know! It’s not the easiest job but it is the best. Kids will drive you absolutely crazy sometimes, but you wouldn’t trade it for anything.

  9. 11.5.12
    Dad said:

    So excited to read this Janie!!

  10. 11.5.12

    Oh, Janie and Brian… my heart is SOARING with the wonderful news! SOARING! You two will be the BEST parents and FUN will be the word in your home! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! xoxox! Mom

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