I had the pleasure of meeting Jodie Sweetin at the Boom Boom Room in LA this past January. It was pretty cool to have the chance to talk to someone that I grew up watching on TV. Yes, I was a huge fan of Full House, I still find myself watching the re-runs!! While she has been through some tough times in her life, she is more than thrilled to start the next chapter. Now Jodie is all grown up and will soon have a full house of her own (well not quite, but even with one infant crying I am sure it can seem like a full house!) Jodie is now married and had her first baby on Saturday via c-section, almost an entire week after her April 6th due date. You can find a detailed interview and amazing photos of Jodie and her husband Cody Herpin on Celebrity Baby Blog.
Here is a brief “free write” that Jodie wrote for Graco-
Wow! Being pregnant! I know everyone says it’s a life-changing experience, but until you feel that first kick or see the sonogram pictures, you have no idea what it truly means. Every day, I wake up and look at my belly and am amazed. There is a life waiting to be lived in me that I can’t possibly imagine! Only a small distance away from what I can see with my eyes is a little person who will forever change my life. How blessed are we as women to have this gift?! It is a power that I never dreamed I would feel. Of course, there are also those times I look down and think “Seven more weeks? How much bigger is this thing gonna get? And how is she getting out of here again? Ha! Impossible!” Or the moments of spontaneous hysterics over something like a sweet card from my husband or lost sock in the dryer. (I refuse to even try watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition!) But these brief moments of panic and upset are taken away when I walk into the nursery my husband and I painted pink. When I look at the crib we built and imagine the little person that’s going to fit in there. I can’t wait to wrap her up in a blanket and smell her little sweet smell. To love and protect something with all of my being as a person, as a woman, as a MOM! I just want to say to all the pregnant gals, sleepless moms and the husbands who we couldn’t live without, ROCK ON!! We are doing the most important work in the world!