Secret

Jumping on the bandwagon. Better late than never, right?

Nico’s secrets

Danielle’s secret

Bri’s secret

AshleyD’s secret

Update: I realize I’ve kind of been talking about this a lot, and my issues with being pregnant, etc. But it’s one of the first times I’ve actually SAID this, instead of hinting/writing it.

 

15 Comments

  1. Habbala Friday, July 8, 2011 8:11 pm

    1.  The more you vlog the better you get at not saying um.  Promise.
    2.  I think EVERYONE is afraid of being a mom.  I mean, it’s HUGE so if you’re not scared you’re not thinking about it enough.  How could we possible KNOW how to raise a baby?!  I’m reading a super great book right now that’s getting me all sorts of excited.  It’s called Brain Rules for Baby and it has A TON of information about child development and how baby’s brains work ALL with the goal of raising a baby that is smart, happy, and GOOD.  Three BIG ticket items, no?  
    3.  I’m totally here if you ever need to talk or freak out!

    http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Baby-Raise-Smart/dp/0979777755 

  2. suki Friday, July 8, 2011 8:35 pm

    1. Yay vlog! 
    2. It’s okay to be afraid. From what I’ve heard, you’re never going to be REAAADDDYYYYYYYY, but you can do all that you can to prepare and just do it. 🙂
    3. Baby is lucky to have you as a mother to worry about him/her, etc etc. 😀

  3. brandyismagic Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:26 am

    Love this. Loooooooooove. Also, I adore that we both vlogged on the same day. Definitely made it less scary. Also? You are going to be a great mom. Sure, I  have no kids of my own but I’m around a ton of them daily. As in, for a gazillion hours and you know what? Most kids have good parents. They try hard, they pack a lunch for their child, they read to them. That’s what a good parent does. And you are going to do all of that. So I have no worries. One of the best books I’ve ever read on kids was based for parents but I used a lot of the tips in the classroom, is called ‘nuture shock’. Seriously amazing. I know you have a full plate right now, but if you ever want to read it, let me know and I will mail you my copy! xo pretty girl!

  4. brandyismagic Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:26 am

    Love this. Loooooooooove. Also, I adore that we both vlogged on the same day. Definitely made it less scary. Also? You are going to be a great mom. Sure, I  have no kids of my own but I’m around a ton of them daily. As in, for a gazillion hours and you know what? Most kids have good parents. They try hard, they pack a lunch for their child, they read to them. That’s what a good parent does. And you are going to do all of that. So I have no worries. One of the best books I’ve ever read on kids was based for parents but I used a lot of the tips in the classroom, is called ‘nuture shock’. Seriously amazing. I know you have a full plate right now, but if you ever want to read it, let me know and I will mail you my copy! xo pretty girl!

  5. Ashley Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:43 am

    So happy to see your face again!  Thanks for sharing your secret.  That’s a perfectly reasonable thing to be scared of.  As you know, you have so many people supporting you!

  6. Ashley Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:43 am

    So happy to see your face again!  Thanks for sharing your secret.  That’s a perfectly reasonable thing to be scared of.  As you know, you have so many people supporting you!

  7. Jeramy Saturday, July 9, 2011 5:39 am

    Its been mentioned already but weather your 20 or 45 your never really “ready”. Do the best you can the best you know how and it will work. You two will do an excellent job I am sure of it. 

  8. Superawesomeashley Saturday, July 9, 2011 3:14 pm

    Congrats on making your first vlog! You did an awesome job. It’s scary to admit secrets sometimes, and yours was a big one, but we’re all here for you. And I agree with the other commenters, being nervous and scared about becoming a mom is a good thing- it shows how much you care and actually WANT to be a good parent for you child. Hugs.

  9. rik Monday, July 11, 2011 6:05 pm

    Oh, I loved this, and the captions about the dogs cracked me up. You’ll be great, and you’ll ALWAYS have Auntie Rikki for help or emergency babysitting or whatever. OK, girlygirly?

  10. Kaci Johanna Monday, July 11, 2011 6:37 pm

    You all are awesome and I love you and thank you for making me feel less scared! 🙂

  11. Caryn Monday, July 11, 2011 10:39 pm

    Congrats on your first blog and your puppies are adorable! Coming from someone who is not preggers – I don’t have a lot of grounds for advice. However, I do think it is completely normal to be scared. In fact, if you weren’t, I would have some questions… It is the unknown and something you have never done before. There is no manual (although I’m curious to go check out Bri’s book…) on how to raise a child, you must learn from experience. I think you will be a natural once you say hello to the little bugger. And that is what your momma is for, to help you!  She’s been there and will help you, as will all of us online! Cheers for admitting it out loud. I’m proud of you! And you will be a fabulous mommy! 

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:04 am

      Maybe one day I’ll do a vlog for each of the dogs to properly introduce them in all their annoying glory. 🙂 Thanks for your support, Caryn! (And super big congrats again on your most recent big news! Yay!)

  12. Kelly L. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1:52 am

    Awww, Kaci. I am COMPLETELY and UTTERLY terrified of having a child and I’m not pregnant. You know what though? Instinct is going to kick in and you’re going to be just fine. I mean, that’s what they say. I can’t actually vouch for that but things become cliche for a reason.

    Also, I loved your little comments that you added to your video, they cracked me up.

    LOVE YOU!!

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:05 am

      I’m just *counting* on that instinct part! And I agree… things do become cliche for a reason. I need to remember that.

      Lots of love to you! Thanks for your support!

  13. terra Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:29 pm

    This makes me miss you.

    Also, my husband’s best friend just became a father and their family stayed with us for a week in June and the new mom said that you just figure it out. You don’t know how to do any of it, but you figure it out. It just works, somehow. The balance between work and friends and baby comes, somehow.

    And I think it’s normal to be scared. I’d be worried if you weren’t. You’re a brilliant person and you want to be the best thing ever for your little boy or girl, so of course you’re going to worry. And like Suki said, your child is lucky to have a mom who worries about those sorts of things.

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