Published in Feminine Collective. I used to read my horoscope occasionally just for fun, but I didn’t put much stock in it. In fact, I was skeptical of anything I considered to border on divination or the occult. Sure, as a teen, there were slumber parties with séances and Ouija boards, but I never took any of it seriously. So I couldn’t believe I was consulting a tarot reader when I was pregnant with my second child....more
My husband and I had almost been married two years when I finally stopped letting the fact that we didn’t have kids yet get to me. After hundreds of questions, people telling us that they were pregnant before they told anyone else (I started to think this was some sick joke), and many tears I finally overcame the feelings and self-doubt I had been dealing with for longer than I can remember.
Here are nine things I realized when I stopped letting my empty uterus define my self-worth:
When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?...more
It's amazing how much time has already passed in this pregnancy! 30 weeks, means there are only about 10 weeks left. That's still a good 2 1/2 months, but whoa, the time is flying by!What's even more amazing is 25 Weeks...more
Uggh....I'm not getting to this here blog like I want. It's frustrating me. But, so is the endlessly dirty, disorganized, and messy house these days. If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm either busy helping Hun with something, while we both battle Baby Boy's inquiries and ever more endless interruptions, trying to get a little rest or relaxation, cooking, sweeping the kitchen floor for the one millionth time (it seems), feeling a bit sluggish, or just generally not getting anything done....more
You've done all your research and shopping for
everything baby could possibly need, but what about you? Did you
remember to remember you? It is so important to take care of yourself so
you can be the best shape possible and enjoy that blissful newborn stage.
Recovering from childbirth is certainly not glamorous and perhaps not something
you want to think about before your first delivery, but take my word for
it--you'll want to have this stuff on hand!
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