There is a hilarious video circulating the Internet of a mom showcasing the differences in how she prepared for the birth of her first child vs. how she prepares with littles already running around. It pokes fun of the contrast in the glamor that we create around first-time pregnancies – and how this glamor abruptly fades once the messy realities of motherhood take over.
Our little man is as sweet, animated and mischievous as ever. This past month has been one exhausting game of chase, keeping up with his innocent curiosity and newly-acquired mobility. He has picked up some serious speed! Continue reading “On Parenthood: 11 months “
Thanks to Facebook’s “On This Day,” feature, I saw a blog I had written on this day one year ago countering all the negative warnings that people innocently give to expectant mothers, as if we are doomed for a life of “never agains.” Continue reading “The one warning that we should be giving to expectant mothers”
As I head into the new year, I’m working on a “less is more” resolution, and I’m surprised just how much of this can apply to my motherhood journey in particular.
I wanted to call this one of those “What no one tells you” blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester – problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to get through the birth, allowing the aftermath to come naturally. Continue reading “What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored”
There’s an app for everything from tracking our fertility, comparing our growing bumps to weird fruits and vegetables, and timing our contractions during labor. Then after we have the baby, the temptation to calculate only continues with apps for logging nursing sessions, sleep patterns, wet diapers, and more. So. many. logs. Continue reading “We can calculate our pregnancies, but not our babies”
There are a lot of bucket lists already out there for first time pregnant moms – but I found many of them overwhelming. Looking back, here are the simplest things I wish I would’ve done more of. Continue reading “5 things during pregnancy I would’ve done differently”