I’ll find out on Monday morning if I’m expecting. I’m terrified, and rather depressed about it because I’m young and this was very much not intended. However, I’ve been finding a little bit of comfort in the idea that having a baby will bring me closer to G-d and to the generations of Jewish mothers before me.
Just a week before all this began, my best friend and I made a vow to one another to become more observant together. I actually made a post about it, asking for shabbat advice. It’s strange timing to me that just when I decided to commit to the practices of being a Jewish woman, I might’ve become pregnant. Perhaps a blessing, a gift, a reward from G-d. Interesting to think about.
I was raised mostly secular, and my partner is not Jewish, so I’m truly clueless about having a Jewish pregnancy and raising my baby as an observant Jew!! Any advice, traditions, practices, really anything you can tell me is appreciated!