Well, we are pregnant and that happened a lot sooner than we thought. We were both pretty shocked. Somehow we both just didn't think it would be that easy. We decided to move up the wedding. Of course, everyone to this day thinks it was an accident, but how do you explain that one. We were trying, but didn't realize it could actually happen so quick? Either way, we were thrilled. I think it just made us speed things up and in the long run it was what we both wanted. Johnny and I had a small ceremony and it was beautiful. I never wanted a big production of a wedding and this way I had a good reason to make it simple. We decided that I would move to the midwest, because with the baby on the way it might not be a good time to change jobs due to the economy.
Next step, move cross country with all my possessions while pregnant. That was an adventure. Driving in a u-haul with morning sickness is not the funnest. We made it through though and I started the new life of a midwest housewife. It is a LOT different from California single girl. Unfortunately, there is a lot less healthy restaurants or chic clothing stores, but what mattered was that I was SO happy. I was truly thrilled to have my own family. The next few months were somewhat hard without friends around. Somehow being pregnant and newly married at my age was not the norm in small town america. And I am talking small town.
My husband grew up in a town with about 1,500 people total. One, count them one, stop light in the whole town. Most other married couples in town where around Johnny's age, maybe later 30's or less. Either that, or retired folk. Everyone was super nice, but I just didn't have anything in common with them. I tend to think my husband thought I was being unfriendly, but I just had a hard time building friendships there.
We did attend church there and though we were the youngest by at least 20 years, they were wonderful people and a great support. Our pastor was a wonderful man and he was more than happy to bring younger people to his church. Johnny had been going here his whole life.
The pregnancy was progressing just great and we were getting ready to have a baby in February. We were having a boy and Johnny couldn't be more thrilled. I must say that I was super excited for a boy too!
Till Next Time,