ColorBlind Magazine Co-Founder Veronica Johnson is soon to give birth to her first child! Below she shares what she looks forward to about being a mom.
Compiled by Leah T. (Johnson) Olajide/ ColorBlind Magazine Editor
ColorBlind Magazine: What are you most looking forward to about being a mom?
Veronica Johnson: I would say being able to play a part in shaping the
foundation of a person from the time he is born is one of the many things I am most looking forward to. Brian and I always talk about what kind of person we think our son will be and what kind of man he will become, but I know a majority of how he turns out will have to do with how we raise our son. So just being able to be a part of determining the kind of person Eli will be is going to be such a joy to experience. And of course I’m looking forward to spoiling him as well (smile) even though I know I can’t do it all the time because I don’t want him to think he is always going to get what he wants.
CB: How did you feel the moment you found out you were pregnant?
VJ: It was definitely a surreal moment. When I found out I was actually already almost 5 weeks along, so I was really surprised that there was a new life in me this whole time and I had no idea. But I was really overcome with joy, and of course the first person I told was Brian and then my mom who was ecstatic lol. He had a feeling I was pregnant but I was so nervous about telling anyone else until I actually went to the doctor and had it confirmed. I guess I didn’t want to get too excited and then find out I wasn’t actually pregnant. But it was definitely an array of emotions going through my head as soon as the test came back positive. I am really blessed to be going through this experience and cannot wait to meet my little man.
CB: What advice (either recent or old) has your mom given you that you look forward to using on/sharing with your son?
VJ: My mom definitely taught me to be independent and that is a trait I will be sure to instill in my son from an early age because it will really be helpful to him as he gets older and matures more. One piece of advice she gave me just in terms of when Eli is a baby is to get him to sleep in his own crib from the beginning so he won’t end up in my bed until he is 3 or 4! I’m sure that will really come in handy when he is older and I don’t have a toddler sleeping in the middle of Brian and me.