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A Baby on the Way!

Baby Gibbs is due around Halloween.

A Baby on the Way!

Since launching Roseville Patch, I haven’t done much writing about myself, but I wanted to let you all in on some exciting news at the Gibbs household: We’re having a baby!

It’s surreal to think that in about 6 months, I’ll have a little Roseville Patch sidekick.

My husband Alex and I married in October 2009 and since day 1 of being a married couple, we became somewhat experts in answering the “When are you having kids?” question.

Having kids was something Alex and I talked about before we got married and knew a family would be in our future. We just didn’t know exactly when.

Just a few weeks after we celebrate our third wedding anniversary, we’ll be welcoming Baby Gibbs into the world. Our baby is due around Halloween.

I won’t share all the details about how we found out we were expecting, but it was a moment in my life I will never forget. The moment started as disbelief, followed by tears of happiness and complete shock.

“Ready or not, we’re having a baby,” Alex and I kept telling each other.

Is a couple ever really ready for the life changes that come with a baby? Probably not.

Some friends of ours who have a 2-year-old daughter offered one piece of advice leading up until baby’s arrival: Enjoy life just the two of you.

So until the end of October, that’s exactly what Alex and I will be doing. We’ll take advantage of our quiet house, kid-free date nights and last-minute vacations.

We’ve had a few months for the baby news to fully sink in — it’s becoming even more real as my baby bump is starting to make its debut — and we could not be more excited!

What advice do you have for enjoying the pregnancy before baby arrives? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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