As much as I love letting Anil pretend that he's the one that's pregnant, I figured that it probably made sense for me to just get it out publicly (I've been blogging about it here on Vox for friends and family) that, yes, Ben and I are expecting a baby later this year.
If you know me, you know that I'm a worrier and that all that Italian blood in me has made me incredibly superstitious. My biggest fear has been that something bad would happen to the baby and if more people knew (especially the blogging world as a whole), it would be even harder to get through. Even writing publicly about the baby now makes me feel that I seem overconfident. So, until I'm holding a healthy baby, I'll still be scared (and then, surprise, surprise, the real worrying begins).
I need to be a public person with my role at Six Apart, but having someone else to protect and take care of has made me realize how much of a private person I really am. The balance of being public for work and private for life can be difficult at times and we're constantly figuring out what our comfort zones are on a daily basis.
But we're really excited and are completely amazed by how fast this all goes. There seems to be a bit of a baby boom going on in my circle of friends and that makes us even more anxious to meet our little one!